Virgil van Dijk says he would be “gutted” if the coronavirus outbreak stops Liverpool fans from watching the team win the league title for the first time in 30 years.
Virgil van Dijk fears Liverpool will be forced to celebrate its first English title for 30 years in an empty stadium.
The Premier League has been suspended until April 4th because of the coronavirus. Before the suspension, Liverpool was 25 points clear at the top of the table.
Despite the uncertainty of how, or if the season will be completed, Van Dijk has pledged to bring the title to Liverpool fans.
He said in the Dutch newspaper, “If we win it in an empty stadium and the fans aren’t there, I’ll be gutted for them. Obviously, if there are no fans at Anfield, then it will be a bit of a blow. No one wants to play games without the fans.”
“Until the decision is made on how we go on from there, then we just have to deal with it. But when it happens, we are still bringing the title to our fans, definitely.” Added Van Dijk.
Sports are expected to be subjected to further restrictions next week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a blanket ban on major public gatherings.
A Premier League meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday. The agenda will be discussions on how to end the season. They will be hoping to have more information after Thursday when UEFA holds four conference calls to decide the future of European football this season with EURO 2020 included.