Published On: Thu, Mar 19th, 2020

Liverpool news: Reds show their class with brilliant gesture during coronavirus chaos | Football | Sport

Liverpool have vowed to pay Anfield’s match day casual staff for the postponed home games until the end of April. The Premier League and EFL have confirmed there will be no play before April 30 at the very earliest because of the coronavirus outbreak.

It remains to be seen whether the season will be finished, with West Ham chief Karren Brady calling for the remainder of the campaign to be axed.

And Liverpool have now taken steps to help out their casual staff in times of uncertainty following the coronavirus outbreak.

Liverpool have vowed to pay their casual Anfield staff for the postponed games until the end of April.

It’s understood it will cost the club around £250,000 per match.

If the season cannot be finished due to coronavirus, a decision will need to be made on whether Liverpool are crowned champions – as well as who is relegated to the Championship.

The FA released a statement on Thursday to announce they’re extending the suspension on professional football in England.

It read: “The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.

“We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.

“We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.

“The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that ‘the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June’ and ‘each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season’.

“However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football. Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30 April.

“The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority. We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.

“We would all like to re-emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.”

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