Date: 6th April 2020 at 1:57pm
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Plenty of Liverpool fans have applauded FIFA’s decision to extend the 2019/20 club season indefinitely amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

The Athletic‘s Simon Hughes reported that each of FIFA’s member nations will be granted the right to choose when and how their league seasons will finish, as well as altering the dates of the summer transfer window and allowing contract extensions for players whose current deals expire at the end of June. He shared a link to the report on his Twitter profile @Simon_Hughes__.

Prior to the proliferation of COVID-19 throughout the UK, and indeed worldwide, Liverpool had accumulated a 25-point lead in the Premier League and had been on course to win a first league title since 1990. However, with football currently on hold indefinitely and disruption to the 2020/21 season inevitable, many parties had called for this season to be declared null and void, including West Ham co-chairperson Karren Brady, TV personality Piers Morgan, current Premier League players Harry Kane, Luke Shaw and Kevin De Bruyne, and ex-England internationals Tony AdamsJoe Cole and Rio Ferdinand.

However, FIFA’s decision to extend the season indefinitely should give Liverpool the requisite leeway to win the title on the pitch and has been met with firm approval from these Reds fans on Twitter:

Liverpool fans, were you relieved to hear of FIFA’s decision to extend the 2019/20 season indefinitely? Share your views in the comments section below!