Premier League officials have announced the suspension of the season until April 3 at the earliest following an emergency meeting in London, due to the continual spread of coronavirus.
This comes after all major European leagues suspended their season earlier in the week – and several Premier League teams and their staff are now being forced to self-isolate.
It is now unknown how this will impact the future of the season, with league leaders Liverpool within touching distance of their first league title in 30 years.
The race for promotion places in the Championship and the fight to avoid relegation to the second tier is also yet to be decided.
Here are the main questions which need to be answered following the suspension of all sporting activities:
1. Will Liverpool be crowned Premier League winners?
Will Liverpool’s first league title in a generation actually be confirmed?
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Jurgen Klopp’s side sit 25 points clear at the top of the table after 29 games, and could have won the league as early as Monday, when they were due to face Merseyside rivals Everton at Goodison Park.
With the league suspended, however, it is unknown if they will get the chance to be crowned champions at all.
It is being reported that German officials are considering crowning no champion for this season, with Bayern Munich four points clear of Borussia Dortmund with nine games remaining.
With such a clear points advantage, though, Liverpool fans would no doubt be furious with this outcome should it be implicated in England, especially after being knocked out of the FA Cup and Champions League in the last two weeks.
2. Who will be relegated from, and promoted to, the Premier League?
Could Norwich find themselves in the Premier League next season?
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Norwich City, Aston Villa and AFC Bournemouth currently sit in the bottom three in the Premier League, with just four points separating…