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Jamie Carragher asks if Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions with season under threat

"You can't start next season until this one finishes, whenever that is," says Sky Sports pundit Carragher after Premier League campaign was suspended

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Jamie Carragher believes the 2019/20 Premier League season should be completed at a later date, after it was suspended due to coronavirus concerns.

The Premier League have, along with the other professional leagues in England, announced they have postponed all fixtures until April 3 "at the earliest".

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Euro 2020 is already in doubt, and next week's Champions League and Europa League last-16 games have been postponed. Sky Sports pundit Carragher has raised the question of when the current season could be completed, with his former club Liverpool just two wins from lifting their first Premier League trophy.

"You can't start next season until this one finishes whenever that is," he wrote on Twitter. "No title winners? Who goes into the Champions League next season? Leeds, West Bromwich Albion and one other miss out on promotion? Three clubs in the Premier League stay up."

The top flight has not been subject to mass cancellations or delays for decades, with a narrow window currently in place between the end of the campaign on May 17, and the start of Euro 2020 on June 12.

A delay to the international competition, which is expected to be postponed until next summer, could give the season longer to finish, but Sky Sports' Gary Nevlile called the situation 'unprecedented' in light of the outbreak.

How has coronavirus affected the Premier League so far?

Until Friday's announcement, only two games had been called off, with Arsenal's trip to Manchester City on Wednesday postponed because the owner of Olympiakos, who beat the Gunners in the Europa League earlier this month, had contracted the virus.

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Since then Arsenal's trip to Brighton on Saturday was also postponed with the news of Mikel Arteta's positive test - with the entire Premier League schedule then delayed on Friday morning.

Among Premier League clubs, players or staff from Everton, Leicester, Bournemouth, Watford and Chelsea have all either shown symptoms or contracted the illness.

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