All Premier League matches will now have to be played completely without fans. This is due to the rapidly increasing corona infections in England.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Wednesday that all regions in England will be in level 3 or 4, which means that the coronavirus situation in those regions is worrisome. Clubs in regions with level 1 or 2 were allowed to allow fans into the stadium.
The Liverpool region was the last region to reach level 2, allowing Liverpool and Everton to receive supporters until Wednesday. From Thursday morning, no Premier League club is allowed to play football with supporters in the stadium.
This means, among other things, that the squatter between Manchester United and Liverpool must take place behind closed doors on January 17. The question is whether that match can go ahead anyway. The Premier League clubs would seriously consider stopping the competition for two weeks in order to reduce the number of corona cases within the clubs.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) December 30, 2020