AP Interview: Liverpool chair Werner on virus delaying title

The Premier League trophy should have been in Tom Werner’s hands by now. This week should have featured a victory parade through the streets of Liverpool.

But the wait to end the 30-year title drought continues.

Instead, Liverpool’s chairman is analyzing the health procedures required just to ensure it is safe for his team to practice together again. Then further tentative steps can be taken on the path to resuming the season during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Reading through protocols I’m trying to absorb the words that I never thought I knew a month ago,” Werner says. “Social distancing … all this stuff.”

The words particularly dreaded in the red half of Merseyside are “null and void” — if a decision is
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