Liverpool Football Club can confirm the first-team squad and staff will, voluntarily, temporarily suspend activity at Melwood training ground from today following the Premier League's announcement that fixtures will be postponed until April 4 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Players have been given individual programmes to follow during this period and first-team training took place as normal today.

Following a meeting of Premier League club shareholders on Friday morning, it was unanimously decided to suspend the competition until next month, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.

Liverpool will work with the club’s medical team and other relevant authorities to monitor the situation and decide upon a date to return to Melwood to give the squad the best chance of preparing for their next fixture.