Liverpool have been handed renewed hope that the Premier League title can be lifted at Anfield following statements from both the Government and Merseyside Police.

Reports emerged earlier in the week that ‘high risk’ games could be moved to neutral venues as per the request of local forces, with at least two of the Reds’ fixtures earmarked in addition to any game in which they could secure the title, due to fears over fan gatherings.

The suggestion was, rightly, met with disdain as football fans were once again singled out despite images of mass public gatherings across the country.

The Merseyside Police released a statement on Saturday where they insisted they held no objections to games at both Goodison Park and Anfield going ahead as planned, stating:

“We have a good working relationship with both clubs, and their fan groups, and are content that we can work together in advance of the restart of the season.

“Decisions in relation to public health risk are made by the government and Public Health England and ultimately the final decision rests with the Safety Advisory Group, which is chaired by Liverpool City Council in line with the decisions made nationally in relation to sporting events.” Continue reading

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