Police fear crowds will gather at stadiums when Premier League resumes

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Ensuring Premier League games are held in empty stadiums could prove to be challenging.

That's the word from the chief of Greater Manchester Police, who claims fans will still crowd the stadiums despite the call to follow COVID-19 restrictions. 

"Liverpool coming to Manchester City I have no doubt would attract crowds whether they're allowed in the ground or not. It needs very careful thinking through," Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters.

"What we're fearful of is that people will turn up either at neutral grounds or at home grounds, and some of that could be particularly problematic."

Clubs have held discussions on how to complete the campaign, with the government saying elite sport could return after June 1.

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