It's time to celebrate, English Premier League fans! While there was worry the 2019-20 season would be canceled, that simply won't be the case. With teams back in training, it looks like we have a set date for when we can watch the best players in the world go at it on the pitch.
On Thursday afternoon, the EPL announced it has been given the green light to resume play and that games will start back up on June 17.
Exclusive: Premier League will restart on June 17 with Aston Villa at home to Sheffield United and Manchester City hosting Arsenal.— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) May 28, 2020
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Per the Telegraph, things will begin with a showdown between Aston Villa and Sheffield United, plus a great showdown between defending champs Manchester City and Arsenal.
Of all the teams to receive the news on Thursday, you better believe Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are doing backflips right now. There was major fear the season would potentially be void, effectively robbing the Reds of their first league title in 30 years.
However, with things set to get underway next month, Liverpool is in prime position to get the job done. They truly are so close to wiping away three decades of misery.
🔵🔴 Everton vs Liverpool is set to take place on the weekend of June 20th and June 21st.— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) May 28, 2020
20 days to go, get ready Reds 🏆
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It's been a long two-plus months without football in England, but thankfully the standouts will be back in our lives in the near future.