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  • David Tyrer

Liverpool may have to play 4 remaining home games at neutral venues

In a quite appalling, shocking and offensive move by the football authorities, it has been revealed this morning by the Times, that Liverpool may not play any home games.

There had been concerns raised prior to yesterdays's decision to restart the Premier League on 17th June, that Liverpool fans may gather outside of Anfield in the build-up to our title win.

But everyone, even Liverpool's notoriously Bluenose mayor Joe Anderson, reacted poorly to the claims, saying that it was offensive and denied that LFC fans would breach social distancing guidelines.

According to the news in the Times today though, from Matt Lawton, who writes (via Kristian Walsh of "Liverpool are likely to have to play their remaining home fixtures at neutral venues when the Premier League resumes next month, The Times can reveal.

"The authorities are concerned that “key matches” — such as those involving league leaders Liverpool and London derbies — might lead to supporters congregating outside stadiums in breach of social distancing guidelines."

The idea that Liverpool fans will congregate in their thousands outside of Anfield is, quite frankly, ridiculous. And only continues to perpetrate the views of many rival fans that have held certain views about LFC fans for years.

But not only that, it ignores the fact that, while the majority of football fans will adhere to advice and stay away, fans of all clubs are likely to head toward their home grounds on match day. It isn't just Liverpool fans.

Just imagine if Newcastle's take-over is pushed through before the restarted seasons comes to a close? What if Sheffield United sneak into a Champions League spot, or Leicester City pip Chelsea and Man Utd (or Sheffield) into 3rd?

You can't just assume that Liverpool fans will react like mouth-breathing cretins and gather en masse outside the ground. At the same time, many people are already congregating in their thousands at parks, beaches, in public places anyway.

The piece goes on to add that Liverpool could well have to play the team's remaining home games at neutral venues too, with the away games at Man City, Everton and at home to Newcastle already seeming to be on the 'at neutral venues' list too.

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