Liverpool FC provide update on fan return to Anfield
For many of us, it feels like more than a lifetime, the last time we set foot inside Anfield. It hasn't even been 9 months but feels like much more.
Many still feel hard-done by that we didn't get to witness the team lifting our first title in 30 years. It was almost as if the virus had been sent to stop us.
But obviously, in life or death situations, there are more important things that attending football matches. For many though, the weekend trip the game is the only outlet, a social event or a highlight in a rough week.
As we were meant to be looking to return to the ground at the start of this month, the club has felt it necessary to release a short statement today, providing an update on those preparations that will ensure fans can return safely, as soon as clubs are given the go ahead.
It reads: It was expected that the opening fixtures of the 2020-21 season would take place behind closed doors until at least October at the earliest, with the likelihood that stadiums would then initially operate at reduced capacity in line with social distancing measures. As of the end of September, this plan was postponed due to increasing cases of COVID-19 nationally.
However, as the situation continues to evolve and remains subject to change, we are continuing to work hard to ensure that when the time is right for spectators to return, we are in the best possible position to welcome fans back to Anfield while ensuring a safe environment for everyone in attendance.
As such, we are currently working on a number of new processes and systems, which will be introduced in the coming weeks, that will enable us to be properly prepared to welcome fans back to Anfield as safely and efficiently as possible, when government guidelines allow.
Head over to the club's official website for the full statement.