Liverpool’s title-clinching fixture one of 6 PL games to be played out at neutral venue

29 May 2020 0 By Total Football News

As confirmed by a number of outlets online this afternoon, as many as 6 of the remaining fixtures on the Premier League calendar, including Liverpool’s eventual title-clincher, are expected to be played at neutral venues.

Liverpool’s title charge

Jurgen Klopp’s men have of course enjoyed a historic domestic campaign to date.

As things stand, the Reds sit a staggering 25 points clear of 2nd-placed Manchester City atop the English top-flight.

This comes with Liverpool having dropped points in just 2 of their 29 league fixtures this season.

The Merseysiders’ relentless charge towards the club’s first league title in 30 years, however, was halted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Before football across Europe was brought to a standstill in March, Liverpool required just 2 more wins to ensure Premier League glory.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 14: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Watford FC at Anfield on December 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Anfield celebrations postponed

Widespread hope of course remains that top-level English football will imminently resume, with an announcement on the part of the Premier League yesterday afternoon having seen June 17th pencilled in as a provisional return date:

Upon football getting back underway in England, Liverpool will of course be expected to clinch the title within weeks, requiring just 6 further points from a possible 27.

As outlined above, however, when the Reds finally do clinch long-overdue domestic glory, it will not be at Anfield.

After it was first revealed that up to 6 of the Premier League’s remaining clashes would, at the request of police, be played out at neutral venues, confirmation that Liverpool’s title-clinching outing is set to be amongst these fixtures followed a short time ago:

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