Liverpool May Have To Win The Title In Manchester
Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool team may have to celebrate winning the Premier League in Manchester, or elsewhere, with the club potentially banned from playing in Liverpool until they secure the title.
The Reds are just two wins away from winning their first title in 30 years and, with Manchester City set to face Arsenal in the league's first game after the restart on June 17th, Klopp's team could be champions after their first game.
If City lose to the Gunners and Liverpool beat Everton in the Merseyside derby, due to be on June 20th, then they would be champions and, according to the Mirror, that game could take place at City's Etihad Stadium.
That's because the police fear Liverpool fans would celebrate on the streets of the city and around the ground, breaking social distancing rules, if they win it at home or locally at Goodison Park.
The report says that the Reds could even have to play at neutral venues until they win the league and only return to Anfield 'once excitement dies down.'
Other high profile games, such as the north London derby, are also in danger of being moved to neutral venues, although all the teams are reportedly trying to get the police to change their mind and the games take place at the correct venues.
Another meeting next Thursday could determine where those games get played, with league chiefs also on the side of the clubs, and fans, to have the games where they would usually be played.
It's quite the insult to football fans that they aren't considered intelligent enough to stick to social distancing and the rules put in place, especially as they aren't the ones in the news for driving to Durham.
On Friday morning Jamie Carragher told the Football Show on Sky Sports he believed Liverpool would still win the league even if they lost every game, with City having to win all their games to retain the league.
The results in the Bundesliga so far suggest that Klopp and his players could be celebrating the league very soon after the June 17th restart.
Most games have seen home advantage go out the window, with away teams winning more games than home sides, and City host Arsenal before Everton host their Merseyside rivals three days later, no matter where that game takes place.