Some Liverpool fans have voiced their acceptance of reported proposals for the Premier League season which could mean no further matches being played at Anfield in 2019/20.
Matt Lawton reported in The Times that the Premier League has told its clubs that they might not be able to use their own stadia for the rest of the season if those venues cannot be approved in line with specific public safety and policing requirements relating to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Premier League has warned clubs that they may not be able to use their own grounds for the rest of this season. Some clubs had already questioned whether a switch to playing games at neutral venues would seriously undermine the integrity of the competition. [@Lawton_Times] pic.twitter.com/mVgT3rHhZa
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) April 28, 2020
The report, which was shared by @LFCTransferRoom on Twitter, added that the Premier League is considering playing the 92 remaining fixtures behind closed doors at neutral venues to minimise the risk of COVID-19 spreading, with the government keen on resuming the season in order to boost morale around the country. However, some clubs had expressed reservations that a switch to neutral venues would compromise the integrity of the competition. [via The Times]
Liverpool had been due to play four more games at Anfield in the 2019/20 Premier League before the season shut down last month and, as things stand, they need only two more wins to be crowned champions. However, these Reds fans on Twitter are fine with the prospect of Anfield not being able to host a potential title celebration:
Yea …play it old Trafford I don’t mind..will be better to win it there..
— Kelechi®?°?????? (@kelechizee) April 28, 2020
I’d rather play at a neutral venue then the season go null and void . As long as we play one more game and win ?
— Jack garnham (@Jackgarnham6) April 28, 2020
Just play the game, no fans to minimise the spread risk, complete the remaining fixtures and move on to the next season please !!!
— Dr. Rais Hussin (@raishussin) April 28, 2020
All the remaining EPL games should be played behind closed doors at the clubs academy training facilities
— nomad@XXX (@nomad56060053) April 28, 2020
Might as well play at the training grounds press can watch on tv as well as pundits and commentators in the studio. Easier to keep fans out as well. Problem with space for extra subs etc..
— Mark Wright (@wrighty108) April 28, 2020
Yep your spot on training grounds would be lot easier than stadiums
— Anthony (@dickson87) April 28, 2020
Liverpool fans, would you be fine with any decision to complete the Premier League season on neutral territory or would it dilute the enjoyment from, as seem likely, winning the league? Comment below with your views!