Liverpool will have to confirm their Premier League winning campaign in unique style.
Concerns fret Richard Masters and co in the initiation of Project Restart as the Premier League aims and shoots for the 17th of June to return to full action.
After all that has happened in the past three months, how worried is the manager and Liverpool about not lifting the title in front of thousands of their own fans inside Anfield? Probably not worried at all, considering their agreement with the Premier League was to handle affairs swiftly and end the 2019-2020 term with a winner, a runner-up, and a treble of loses.
This is a plus for the Reds who were only two fixtures away from being crowned kings of England afore all the drama. They’ve had sleepless nights since understanding their supernatural title run might be taken away from them. But a lot has changed since the first day of the pandemic.
Not having the fans around is a sore note but one them and the fans will consider a small price to pay in the midst of being named Premier League champions. Many talking points coming from all of this, too much to list all of them in one post.
But if I were to pluck the top pick from the list of reviews, the first thing that comes to mind is how it’s not even a matter of “if” Liverpool wins the title, but literally where will they lift the title, and how can they manage for a peaceful, stay safe environment.
Everyone around them knows they have both hands firmly placed on the ears of the cup, ready for the Henderson podium shuffle, where they will launch straight into social distancing celebrations.
Another question that wouldn’t be asked five months ago, is it a vital afterparty and is the trophy ceremony taking place on VR. If you have a headset you can stream live. So many digital questions needing answers here.
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Premier League chief executive Richard Masters: “It’s our preference to play the games where they were originally planned home and away, but there are some concerns”.
The police statement adds that “the game in which Liverpool could secure the league title” should also be moved, but this may end up needing to be more than one match if the Reds did not clinch it at the first attempt.
Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts of South Yorkshire Police, the UK’s football policing lead, said in a statement issued to the PA news agency: “Our discussions with the Premier League throughout this process have been positive, with a shared focus on the priority of public health. (Via: Sky Sports)
Any person in red doesn’t care
If you’d ask any Liverpool supporter how they feel about all of this in their first title-winning season after 30 years of missing out on it? They’d tell you just to get on with what has already been hiddenly confirmed by Aleksander Ceferin, the president of UEFA.
They are all just ready to be crowned champions of England. With that being said, the Liverpool fans are the main concern and are the reason they are one of the clubs who must play at a neutral venue.
They could be declared as champions as soon as the first game back, depending on Man City’s opener of Project Restart. Every game thereafter is a potential title-clinching match and mass gathering risk, and have been red-flagged by the police.