With the current season set to be finished late into the summer, preparations for the 2020/21 Premier League campaign are set to be heavily disrupted.
With that in mind, each club has been instructed to expect a very short gap between to the two separate outings, with next years going ahead only slightly later than planned in the month of August.
The news is set to receive some backlash from players and medical staff with regards to the pressure it will put on them physically, with Euro 2020 also booked in for the summer of 2021.
Liverpool are likely to care little about the short break as they go in search of their first league title in 30 years, as are Leicester who are set to secure Champions League qualification.
Liverpool could be back trying to defend their title in weeks
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The Daily Mail have reported that although the prospect of ending the current season has not yet been ruled out, last Friday’s video conference meeting between all member clubs hinted that preparations should be made for a hectic period of matches.
Daily Star Sport understands that the the FA Cup and the League Cup could be axed next season to prioritise the Premier League and Football Leagues, in a bid that would cut down on required fixtures.
Manchester United’s Luke Shaw came under fire earlier this week for contemplating whether the rendering already completed fixtures as null and void was a ligament plan, especially with Liverpool fans.
He had said while on a Twitch Fifa 20 stream: “Scrap it and start again. Start it again. It’s got to be. If we can’t carry it on, it’s got to be void.”
Before adding: “Fans are so important. You realise it even more [now],” he said.
“The sport is for fans really … if you don’t have fans, and you don’t play in front of fans, it just doesn’t feel right.
“Especially on matchday the fans…