LIVERPOOL could win the Premier League behind closed doors due to the coronavirus.

Clubs are in talks to play matches without fans if the deadly bug continues to spread.

 Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool could be crowned champions - but have no fans there to celebrate


Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool could be crowned champions – but have no fans there to celebrateCredit: Getty Images – Getty

And if that becomes a reality before Liverpool’s Merseyside derby with Everton next Monday, they face the prospect of celebrating at a virtually empty Goodison Park.

Manchester City’s 2-0 derby defeat to United yesterday means Jurgen Klopp’s team need just two more wins to claim a first title in 30 years.

The Reds could even be crowned champs without playing another game if City lose to Arsenal on Wednesday and Burnley on Saturday.

Government officials will meet Prem chiefs today to discuss the next steps, with a fan ban on the agenda. Should City lose to either the Gunners or Clarets, a win at Liverpool’s city rivals would be enough.

Failing that, beating Crystal Palace at home on Saturday, March 21, would do the job.

Wolves’ Europa League last-16 clash with Olympiakos on Thursday is also set to be played behind closed doors.
The Greek Ministry of Health announced the measure yesterday, ordering a two-week crackdown on fans attending professional sporting events.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s team travel to Athens on Wednesday and yesterday were awaiting clarification about the fan ban.

As of yesterday there had been 73 cases in Greece although no deaths.

But the statement from the Ministry of Health’s Sotiris Tsiodras looks to have dashed hopes of Wolves fans watching one of their most important matches in years.

Wolves are understood to have sold 1,000 tickets for the first leg.

A spokesman confirmed last night the club were in contact with Olympiakos and expect to have more details today.

Last night VIP tickets costing over £300 were still for sale on the official Olympiakos website.

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