No fans will be allowed into stadiums as all Premier league clubs are to now play games behind closed doors.

This is due to Liverpool being moved into tier 3 of Coronavirus restrictions.

Liverpool was the last area of England with Premier league teams that wasn’t in tier 3 or 4 of Covid-19 restrictions.

On Wednesday, health secretary Matt Hancock announced an extension of restrictions in different regions of the country, with some area’s being moved into tier’s 3 and 4.

This now means that Liverpool and Everton, who were previously allowed 2,000 home fans in their stadiums, must now close their doors until further notice.

Earlier this month many teams were allowed to have fans, including all of the teams in London. However, as restrictions around the country tightened, more and more sides lost this privilege.

All around the country, Covid-19 cases have risen due to a new variant of the virus.

This has caused disruption in the sporting world. In the Premier league three games so far have been postponed.

Newcastle’s visit to Aston Villa was postponed at the beginning of the month due to a spike in cases.

Furthermore, Everton vs Manchester city was postponed, along with Fulham vs Tottenham. Whilst Sheffield United have confirmed a ‘number of positive cases’.

Covid-19 reactions

Additionally, new West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce, has called for a circuit breaker, due to the rise in cases.

He said: “When I listen to the news the variant virus transmits quicker than the original virus. [So] We can only do the right thing, which is have a circuit break.

“I am 66 years old and the last thing I want to do is catch Covid. I am very concerned for myself and Football in general. If that’s what needs to be done we need to do it.”

Sam Allardyce is in favour of a two-week ‘circuit breaker’ to combat Covid-19’s rise. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

However, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had a different view.

“Its not something I’ve thought about a lot.” He said when asked about a two-week break.

“I think our players have been really good in following protocols and rules.

“That’s part of the job here, that we as clubs follow the protocols given. I can’t see the benefit in having a circuit break, whatever it’s going to be called.”

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