'I'm thinking about the worst outcome' - Sterling unsettled by Premier League return

'I'm thinking about the worst outcome' - Sterling unsettled by Premier League return

'I'm thinking about the worst outcome' - Sterling unsettled by Premier League return

Masters admitted the Premier League had for the first time held discussions on how the league would be decided if matches can not restart, but said no clubs had asked for relegation to be scrapped.

It was understood, however, that if the government does not agree to the proposal then the clubs will still reluctantly accept the neutral venue plan. Masters has previously warned of a £1 billion loss once the absence of gate receipts is taken into account.

Premier League clubs are set to be forced into paying significant fees back to broadcasters - even if the season is able to be completed behind-closed-doors.

However, with the government yesterday giving the Premier League the green light to resume football from June 1st, the most likely scenario is that the season will be completed with a timetable similar to the one.

Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, now on loan at Newcastle, said on Monday that plans to resume the league season are "b*llocks", as "people's lives are at risk".

"There's a lot more deserving candidates for the testing and safety measures for us to consider going back into football at the moment", he said.

"I think some of our clubs would argue that in relation to policing their own fans that they have a good relationship with them", Masters said.

"I've had friends whose grandma has passed away, I've had family members as well that have passed away".

"But then if you take the example of Dynamo Dresden, and their situation, what happens if we schedule our games in for four or five weeks and then players, as Brighton have had, contract the virus and a whole team has to go down and a whole team has to quarantine".

The national lockdown that was imposed in March and led to the shut down of sports is starting to be lifted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Premier League clubs head into two crucial days of squad meetings amid a flurry of anxious WhatsApp texts from players ahead of Project Restart.

However, it emerged on Monday the speech was recorded before the publication of a 60-page document mapping out the country's strategy for recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic that's claimed over 30,000 lives.

"I don't give a f*** about the nation's morale, bro, people's lives are at risk". Football shouldn't even be spoken about coming back until the numbers have dropped massively.

Meanwhile, the Premier League, EFL and English Football Association will be given a detailed explanation of the government's roadmap towards a route to restarting competitive sport during a video conference on Tuesday.

The plan, named Project Restart, has proposed that games be held at neutral venues, with London potentially hosting 22 of the remaining 92 games.

A spokesperson for the Mayor's office is reported in the Evening Standard as having said that Khan is "keen for the Premier League and professional sport in general to resume" but not until it is safe.

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