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COVID-19: Liverpool upset over Mayor’s comments on Premier League season

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COVID-19: Liverpool upset over Mayor’s comments on Premier League season

Liverpool FC says they are disappointed over comments by the city’s Mayor, Joe Anderson, on the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Anderson had on Thursday told BBC that the Premier League should not restart the season even behind-closed-doors because of the risk of supporters gathering outside Anfield.

Liverpool had 25 points clear ahead of second-place Manchester City on the Premier League table, with nine matches remaining before the season was suspended indefinitely due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the globe.

Reacting to the development, Liverpool, in a statement on its official website, said: “As a club, we are aware of and disappointed by comments attributed to Mayor Joe Anderson in a media interview which was published on Thursday.

“As well as a lack of evidence to support such claims, we would also point to recent discussions with Mayor Anderson relating to the possibility of any behind-closed-doors game, which concluded that it’s essential that key stakeholders across the city continue to engage and work collaboratively.

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“We have engaged with supporters’ groups in recent weeks, and they told us of their determination to respect social distancing rules and, in the event of a resumption of football being announced.

“As part of our ongoing operations, we are regularly in contact with the Mayor and his office, and we hope these conversations can continue.”

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