LIVERPOOL have been promised they WILL be allowed a Prem trophy lift – but behind closed doors.
Jurgen Klopp’s men need just two wins from their remaining nine games when the Prem returns next month to lift the crown for the first time since 1990.
The Kop will be denied the right to witness the historic moment in person with all resumption games taking place in empty stadiums.
But League chief executive Richard Masters vowed that the new champions will be handed the trophy in the traditional manner, allowing them a sort of celebration.
Masters said: “If at all possible, yes, there will be a ceremony and they will pass the trophy round.
“We would like to have a trophy presentation to give the players and staff the moment they have worked so hard for.
“So we would try and do it unless it wasn’t possible because of safety concerns.
“From a planning perspective, we are focused on finishing the 2019-20 season, but we also have to plan for all eventualities.”
Meanwhile, the Premier League are considering using fake crowd noises inside stadiums to enhance viewer experience.
The return of the Bundesliga at the weekend was an advert as to how matches will look once football gets back underway in England.
With empty stands, the only sound was the ball being struck and the occasional shouts from players and coaches.
But while Sky had initially been wary of “artificial” efforts to hide the reality of football behind closed doors, they have now begun discussions over how to make the Prem look better.
League chief executive Richard Masters said: “The Germans are a couple of steps ahead of us obviously and we can learn from them and watch them and take confidence from their success.
“Watching how it was broadcast was really helpful.
“Obviously the big issue is that if there aren’t fans in the stadium, what does the viewing fan at home, what’s his experience like?
“How different is it to a normal Premier League production? That’s the question we’re seeking to answer.
“I think we’ll take a different approach. Not better, but slightly different.
“That was one of the things we were able to talk to clubs about, the direction of travel. We have a group of clubs and broadcasters together on that.”