KEY POINTS

  • Liverpool FC are two wins away from clinching Premier League
  • The league is set to resume on June 17 after coronavirus break
  • Liverpool's first match on returning is against Everton

Jurgen Klopp’s side, Liverpool FC, are gearing up to resume their road to their first league title in 30 years as Premier League is due to return to action on June 17.

Premier League has been suspended since March in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. After a break of two months, the league is set to resume and all the matches will be played behind closed doors.

According to reports, the first two matches of the Reds have been moved to evening kick-offs. The Derby fixture against Everton is going to be Liverpool’s first match after the coronavirus shutdown. The Merseyside teams are set to lock horns against each other on June 21. That match is followed by a home encounter against Crystal Palace, scheduled to be played on June 24.

Liverpool, 25 points clear on the top of the Premier League table with nine matches in hand, are only two wins away from sealing the 2019-20 title in England. Klopp’s side can wrap up the title race as early as in the Everton match if the second-placed Manchester City end up losing to Arsenal four days earlier.

The Reds, who have returned to full contact training at their base, Melwood, have enjoyed a remarkable season so far, having won 27 of their 29 matches. The two games where they have dropped points were a draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford and an away 3-0 loss to Watford just before the league was suspended due to the deadly virus.

Liverpool are on the verge of a 19th successive Premier League win Liverpool are on the verge of a 19th successive Premier League win Photo: AFP / Paul ELLIS

There have been discussions about how the Liverpool supporters can gather in masses outside stadiums to celebrate the moment, which they have been waiting for 30 long years now. However, a confident Klopp has insisted that he is sure Liverpool fans will “not make something negative out of it (league win)”.

“We will speak to our supporters, 100 per cent. But our fans will not make something negative out of it. If we win, we will have our celebrations as a team. If it happens there can be a parade in the future, we only need one day when everyone comes,” Klopp recently said on BBC Radio 5 Live, according to Daily Mail.