Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino has claimed that the Premier League is set to announce that the 2019/20 season will be cancelled, following in the footsteps of the Belgian Jupiler League. 

The Belgian officials decided to end the campaign prematurely due to the fast-spreading coronavirus, which will hand Club Brugge the title. 

Domenico Di Carlo,Pierpaolo Marino

And it appears that they may not be the only country taking this tough decision, despite UEFA threatening to expel any nation from European competition should they end the season early without awarding final positions. 

Speaking to Sportitalia, as reported by The Mail, Marino stated the 'the Premier League is about to release a similar statement' to the one made in Belgium, cancelling the rest of the season due to the state of emergency in the United Kingdom. 

"The Belgian Federation has already sanctioned the end of their league, despite the threats of sanctions from UEFA," Marino said. "In England, the Premier League is about to release a similar statement, because the situation there is becoming very, very serious. I frankly just hope we can enjoy football again after the coronavirus.

"It doesn't matter how long it takes, we need to get out of this danger zone. I am worried for the next seasons, not the old one."

Juergen Klopp

There has been no official word on when the Premier League season will kick off again, with the whole country on lockdown following the outbreak of the coronavirus, and with plenty of unfulfilled fixtures hanging in the balance. 

This move could see ​Liverpool crowned as default Premier League champions, given their current 25-point lead at the top of the table, and the current bottom three of ​Norwich​Aston Villa and ​Bournemouth could be relegated. 

It is a decision that will be very unpopular among certain supporters - particularly those who are currently occupying relegation places - and it will have serious knock on effects for the rest of the English football pyramid.