A report by Standard Sport suggests that Premier League leaders Liverpool do no expect to play any of their remaining home Premier League fixtures at neutral venues. It has been announced that the Premier League will return on June 17 amid the coronavirus pandemic and behind closed doors as expected.
Emerging reports also suggest that the Premier League leaders might be compelled to play some of their remaining home games at neutral venues.
The Reds sit comfortably at the top with a 25-point gap over second-place Manchester City and are just two wins away from claiming their first league title in more than three decades.
However, the games where they can amass the needed points were said to have been classified as high risk due to the possibility of fans celebrating congregationally in large numbers outside. Regardless, it is understood that the Reds have not engaged in any talks over contesting the said games at neutral venues.
They accept that more discussions might be needed with regards to several Premier League games after the restart, and this will include the supposed big games and derbies.
Liverpool are confident that the police chiefs and Safety Advisory Group that will be convened before games in Merseyside will be able to proffer lasting solutions.
Regardless, insiders at the club have not hidden their surprise at suggestions that neutral venues would be the solution to concerns raised considering Liverpool’s massive nationwide support.
This new development on the resumption of the Premier League will be a welcome one for fans of the club in England including the club officials and players considering that there were suggestions that the season should be voided due to the pandemic.
It would have been a big loss for the Reds if the season was voided and the title not awarded to them, seeing they were in pole position to win the title after such a long wait for a club of their caliber in England.