Liverpool look set to be denied the chance to win the title at Anfield as authorities express concerns over fans congregating outside the ground.
Reports claim Premier League clubs yesterday agreed to the use of neutral venues for ‘key matches’ to prevent people from breaking social distancing guidelines when football returns.
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This also includes the Reds’ trip to Everton and Manchester City, as well as other big occasions such as major London derbies.
Premier League fixtures will resume on June 17, it was confirmed on Thursday, and the aim is to complete the remaining 92 fixtures by July 25 or 26.
New staggered kick-off times will be used for the remaining matches, which will take place every day, and no fans will be allowed in or around the stadium.
According to The Times, it has already been agreed that any Liverpool home game in which they could seal the title – and the matches away to Everton and Man City – will be played at neutral venues.
Meanwhile, London derbies would also have to be played at neutral grounds, with authorities reportedly concerned about 12 out of the 92 remaining games.
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has also expressed fears about fans breaking lockdown rules, highlighting the upcoming north London derby as a potential risk.
He told LBC: “I know, human nature as it is, fans will turn up to see the coach arriving, to listen to the atmosphere – the players inside the stadium even though they’re not allowed in, to see the coach leaving, to buy t-shirts and scarves, police and councils need to enforce the rules.
“The overwhelming measures to social distancing are still there, the overwhelming measures to lockdown are still there. The key thing has got to be what is safe.
“We can’t have fans congregating around the stadiums. We don’t want Premier League clubs in London to have fans congregating… we’ve got Tottenham vs Arsenal coming up. It’s really important clubs work with police and others to make sure we get this right.”