Liverpool could yet win title at Anfield due to neutral venue 'confusion'


Liverpool may still win the Premier League title at Anfield as confusion continues to reign over the situation regarding playing in neutral stadiums.

Following the announcement that top-flight football would return this month, the head of United Kingdom’s Football Policing Unit, Mark Roberts, recommended that up to six matches should be played away from the home stadium originally scheduled for safety reasons.

They included three Liverpool away games against Everton, Manchester City and Newcastle, as well as any match in which Jurgen Klopp’s side could mathematically seal the title.

There are fears that Reds fans could gather in large numbers outside Anfield if the team are playing there in a match which could lead to their first top flight title in 30 years, and thus breach social distancing guidelines.

Police are concerned about fans congregating outside Anfield

However, according to The Athletic there is a widespread lack of support for Roberts’ suggestions to play in neutral venues, and it is not clear exactly who will ultimately make the final decision on it.

On Friday the Premier League insisted they were committed to fixtures going ahead as planned just a few hours after Roberts had said the use of neutral grounds where necessary had been agreed.

There is clearly still a great deal of uncertainty over the situation, but it is hoped that an agreement will be reached once and for all when Premier League clubs meet again for a scheduled meeting on Thursday to iron out the fine details of football’s return.

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The full fixture list for the remainder of the season is expected to be released, along with the safety requirements each team must fulfill to limit the chances of a spread of coronavirus.

Liverpool need a minimum of just two victories to win the league, and they could even do it by beating Everton in their first game back if Manchester City slip up against Arsenal on June 17.





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