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Liverpool chairman says fans in stadiums a long way off

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LONDON: Liverpool chairman Tom Werner believes having fans sat alongside each other in soccer stadiums remains "a long way off".

Premier League players returned to limited group training this week with hopes of a resumption of matches next month.

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Yet Werner warns that it could be a while before Liverpool's Anfield Stadium is filled with fans.

"We are in a part of the world where we hope at some point people will be able to sit next to each other and enjoy the experience of a sporting event but that seems like a long way off at the moment," the American said in an interview shown on Sky Sports on Friday.

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The Premier League was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic with runaway leaders Liverpool two victories away from clinching their first English title since 1990.

"It's a terrible situation we are all in and some day hopefully there will be a vaccine and we can return to the joy of being at a stadium and watching great footballers, but obviously the most important thing is safety," he said.

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