Liverpool have decided to shut down their Melwood training ground for two weeks as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause problems in the world of football.
The Athletic report that Liverpool suspended practice last Friday after it was announced that the Premier League will be postponed until April 3rd at the earliest, with the Reds now deciding that Melwood’s doors will remain closed for a further two weeks as players were told not to return to the training centre.
The COVID-19 virus has plagued the world in recent months and has disrupted normal-day life across the globe that not many could have predicted, with multiple countries banning visitors from entering their borders as well as a whole host of sporting events and conferences being cancelled because of the outbreak, and football has suffered badly.
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As well as the Premier League, all major leagues across the world barring the Russian Premier League and Australian A-League have been postponed for the foreseeable future in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, with the EUROs also being pushed back to 2021.
The sudden suspension of the Premier League has caused problems for a handful of teams but for Liverpool, it could result in the Reds losing out on the league title with one option being discussed in recent days is that of this season being declared null and void – an option Jurgen Klopp, his squad and fans everywhere would view as a great injustice.
Liverpool have taken the right course of action, though, in cancelling training and closing Melwood for a fortnight, as the club would have been putting their players and staff in danger should one or several members catch the virus, which is proving to be fatal to some people.