Any hopes of Liverpool winning the Premier League before the weekend have been shattered following the decision to postpone Manchester City’s match with Arsenal following growing health problems.
Manchester City’s Premier League match with Arsenal on Wednesday has been postponed as a “precautionary measure” with several Gunners players in self-isolation amid health concerns.
This now ends any hope for Liverpool to be crowned Premier League champions before their next domestic match against Everton at Goodison Park next Monday.
Pep Guardiola’s side and his former assistant Mikel Arteta’s new team had been scheduled to take place at 7:30 pm on Wednesday but was postponed in the early hours.
With an unassailable 25-point lead over Manchester City, who have 10 games remaining, at the top of the English top-flight, Liverpool could have secured their first league championship in 30 years before they next play – had the current holders lost both their home fixtures against Arsenal tonight and Saturday’s match with Burnley.
However, there is still hope for Liverpool supporters with the Reds able to mathematically secure the title with a win at Goodison if City are to lose at home to Sean Dyche’s Burnley.
If City were to draw against Burnley then Liverpool would require four more points to secure their 19th League Championship but if City beat Burnley then all Jurgen Klopp’s team need to do is win two of their remaining nine league matches to clinch the title.
Following the announcement, some Liverpool supporters have taken to Twitter with there now being a possibility that the Reds’ imminent title parade could be played behind closed doors.
Here are a selection of tweets following the news…
Arsenal played Westham since Olympiacos so they could have it? Leauge will have to be cancelled
— SeanWright (@Seanwright07) March 11, 2020
— Jim Mac (@jimefc81) March 11, 2020
Win it at crystal palace than all good
— – (@_LFC_6) March 11, 2020
It doesn't change the fact that we are champions
— misconception 🙄 (@AdesunaErnest) March 11, 2020
Which makes calling off tonight's game a joke as the emptyhad is never full.
— I (@ugetconsultancy) March 11, 2020
Postpone all games
— Sean (@1987mcg) March 11, 2020
Games will be cancelled. Players will get the Virus and that will be that unfortunately imo.
— Garage Mick Liam 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@GerryMcWilliams) March 11, 2020