Premier League soccer was cleared to return in June as part Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to re-open the United Kingdom.

Games would begin June 1 in empty stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The plan is part of Johnson's broader return to normalcy protocol in the UK in which he plans to permit "cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed-doors for broadcast, while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact."

Premier League play was suspended March 13 amid the pandemic. All 20 teams are expected to vote before specific details regarding the league's return are set.

On Saturday, the Bundesliga in Germany is scheduled to officially return.

There are 92 games remaining in the Premier League season. Officials had targeted a June 8 return with games being held at neutral sites.

Liverpool is atop the standings with 82 points and in line for its first title in 30 years.

--Field Level Media

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