Will the Premier League still be lively when it resumes in June? This is Jamie Redknapp’s view

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The Premier League is making plans to resume in June, but it’ll come at a cost as football won’t be played with fans in the stadium due to fears of spreading the coronavirus.

Only about 400 people – including the media and matchday personnel – will be allowed to enter the stadium provided they test negative for Covid-19.

For former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp, he doesn’t think football will remain the same if played with such caution.

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Speaking about the Premier League potentially returning this summer, the former Liverpool man told Sky Sports: “Players are going to find playing again really difficult because there has been so much negativity. Families are going to be scared.

“The message to the players is going to be careful and you don’t want to go out on a football pitch feeling that way.

“Every piece of the jigsaw has to come together. Everybody is missing live sport. But it has to be done in the right environment and it has to be safe.

“It’s going to be weird for people, and players even, because you’ve not had that close contact for some time. Going into tackles, being in close quarters for people, is going to be unusual for people.”

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