Connect with us


Premier League: Liverpool to win title at a neutral venue



The match in which Liverpool could be looking to win the title could hold at a neutral ground, says the national lead for policing.

Mark Roberts who is a deputy chief constable said that six games could be moved based on the request of local police.
These games include the Merseyside derby and the match between Manchester City vs Liverpool.

Roberts noted that the premier league has been positive as regards placing more priority of public health.

The premier league will resume on the 17th of June, which is subject to government approval.

According to Roberts, he pointed out that they have unanimously agreed on striking a balance on the needs of football while minimising the demand of policing.

He stated that the majority of the home and away matches will be played as originally scheduled, with a small number of games to be played at a neutral ground.

He also added that the plan will continually be reviewed, to check public health and safety and an important aspect to achieving this will be for fans to continue to adhere to social distancing regulations, and not to attend or gather outside of the stadiums.

Its been 30 years since Liverpool last won an English top flight title, and they are currently topping the table on 25 points with nine games still to play, and Jurgen Klopp side could potentially clinch the title against local rivals Everton.

The Merseyside police issued a statement which it said that aside from crimes and disorder it has no qualms for the games to be played at Godisson park, and that it is ready to do it’s job that is required of them.

Assistant Chief Rob Carden said that decisions made on public health is the jurisdiction of the government and health authorities.

The Premier League added that thier priority is for them to finish the remaining fixtures this season home and away.

It said that they are working with clubs to carryout risk assessment and to ensure is minimized, while cooperating with the police at the national and local level.

The Premier League have held discussions with the National Police Chief Councils and UK football policing unit. Also it said they are prepared for all possibilities and there is already a contingency plan for a neutral venue.

Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *