Premier League provided potential season solution by Belgian League decision

The Belgian League have become the first major division in Europe to decide how they will resolve the current season amid the coronavirus outbreak.

And it appears the campaign will be cancelled, with the most recent standings providing the final results, meaning top-of-the-table Club Brugge will be declared champions.

All teams had played 29 games when the season was suspended, with Brugge clear leaders by 15 points ahead of second place Gent.

The decision means that Gent are set to take a Champions League spot, with Charleroi cruelly missing out as they sat a point behind them when games were called off.

It has not yet been decided what will happen with the relegation and promotion places, with Waasland-Beveren currently sitting at the bottom of the table but by only two points.

BBC reporter John Bennett tweeted out the news, saying: "OFFICIAL: The Belgian Pro League will become the first major European league to be cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

"The final match of the regular season and the play-offs have been scrapped, the current league table stands and Club Brugge will be declared champions."

The news could give hope to Liverpool supporters that a similar decision may be announced by the Premier League, which would see the Reds claim their first top flight title since 1990, albeit not in the manner that they would have liked.

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