Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he was worried about the Premier League campaign being voided due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Reds are on the cusp of their maiden Premier League title and need just six more points to secure a first English top-flight crown in 30 years.
Klopp's team were 25-points clear at the summit when the campaign was halted by the virus and the German manager says he was concerned when there were rumours of the season being end prematurely:
"Honestly, yes," Klopp admitted ahead of a trip to their neighbours Everton on Sunday evening.
"When we went into lockdown I didn't think about it for a second at all because it was not important at that moment.
"I became worried when people started talking about null and void. It was like 'wow!' I really felt it physically. That would have been really, really, really hard.
"You don't expect to get it as a present. We didn't want to have it on a points-per-game basis, so we were really happy when it was decided that we can play again.
"But there were moments. With how long the discussions were, some people brought it up from time to time for different reasons, but when that was taken off the table I was quite relieved.
"If it was done on points-per-game and we couldn't have played then we would probably be champions now but we aren't, we have to play for it.
"That's great, that's how it should be in sport and now we will go for it."