Watford captain Troy Deeney has insisted that the current Premier League season needs to be completed, after it was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Speaking to the BBC, the skipper said that just ending the campaign now is not a fair option and that he wants to see Liverpool crowned champions after their runaway performance before play was postponed.

However, he also suggested that setting dates for play to resume at the moment was not necessarily the best thing to be doing.

"I think we've got to finish it, I don't know when or how, but we've got to finish it," he said. 

"Literally just to get an outcome. A fair outcome. If you 'null and void' it, Liverpool are wounded, aren't they? Everyone wants to see them win it now, they've been great.

"I don't think setting dates is the fairest thing to do. I think we've just got to play it by safety. 

"I just think it's a case of finishing it, but just finishing it being sensible really."

Deeney revealed that he and his team-mates have been tested for Covid-19 and he thinks that, if everyone is kept safe, playing out the rest of the season behind closed doors could be a solution, although he admitted it would not be his preference.

"As footballers, in the privileged position that we're in, we've been tested," he said.

"We'll probably get tested again before the season starts. If they play behind closed doors they're going to make sure the stadiums are really clean. There's a lot of things they can do to take precautions.

"If you're an Arsenal fan, you want to go and see Arsenal play, so if you're just hearing that they've played behind closed doors and they'll have won 3-0, it's not the same emotion, it's not the same feel."

Following the outbreak, a number of social distancing guidelines have been issued by the government in order to slow the spread, which Deeney said he has been struggling to adapt to, particularly when it comes to physical contact.

However, staying fit and ready to play is less of an issue for the captain, who is lucky enough to have a home gym. Although, he admits television has somewhat got in the way of his desire to play football for the time being.

"Everyone's just trying to take care of their family as best as they can," he said.

"It's been weird because I'm the kind of guy that will stop and take pictures with everybody or shake hands with somebody as like, if I met you, I'd be like 'Hi, how are you doing?' and shake your hand.

"That's been the hardest adjustment for me if I've gone to the shop or something and people go 'Ah can I get a picture?' I'm like 'Nah, nah, I'm not allowed to do that.'

"I'm one of the fortunate ones, I've got a gym in the house so I've been doing a bit in the house. I can get fit in two weeks, it's not an issue. There's no start date yet to when we're going back to football and I started Game of Thrones for the first time. I've got eight seasons to get through so until that's done the football can hold off for a minute."