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Liverpool could be denied Prem title if UK government step in

Liverpool could be denied the Premier League title if the UK government intervene over coronavirus concerns.

The Telegraph reports despite being 22 points clear, Liverpool could yet miss out on the Premier League title if coronavirus cuts short the season.

Jurgen Klopp's side have 'no guarantee' that they would still be crowned champions should the season end prematurely due to the scale of the virus outbreak, according to the Telegraph.

The report goes further to detail that 'no specific regulation' is in place should such a scenario play out that all 38 top-flight games are incomplete and it could see all three teams in the relegation zone reprieved.

Switzerland's government made the decision on Friday to cancel all events set to involve 1,000 people or more in their efforts to tackle the disease, with all football fixtures called off this weekend.

If the Premier League were to follow suit following mirroring advice from the UK government, Liverpool could miss out.

There are 11 matches remaining in the Premier League season with Liverpool cruising to their first top-flight title in 30 years.

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