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Premier League club Liverpool has decided to furlough their non-playing staff due to the deadly pandemic coronavirus which has claimed over 64,000 lives worldwide, infected more than a million and put the entire sporting world including the league on a standstill.

However, the club has clarified that the furloughed staff would continue to receive 100 per cent of their salaries.

The board is also discussing reduction in wages with some players and senior staff.

"Liverpool FC has placed some staff who are impacted by the Premier League suspension on furlough. The club has confirmed those staff will be paid 100 per cent of their salaries to ensure no member of staff is financially disadvantaged," Liverpool said in an official statement.

"Last month the club also confirmed that it would pay its matchday and non-matchday staff while the Premier League is suspended," it added.

Liverpool's 30-year long wait had almost come to an end before Premier League's suspension. The Reds were atop the table with 82 points from 29 matches.

On Friday, organisers of the Premier League said that the competition would only resume when it is absolutely safe to do so.

"It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May - and that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so," Premier League said in a statement.

"The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time. The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution," the statement added.

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