Premier League chiefs have expressed ‘concerns’ over fans gathering outside of Anfield with Liverpool set to be presented with the Premier League title in their final home fixture of the season against Chelsea.
Liverpool were crowned as champions of English football for the first time in three decades following second-placed Manchester City’s defeat at Chelsea on Thursday night, Jurgen Klopp delivering a maiden Premier League title for the side and sparking wild celebrations amongst the Reds’ fanbase.
Despite government guidelines on social distancing measures in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, huge numbers of supporters gathered outside of Anfield last night to celebrate the club’s long-awaited title triumph.
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— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) June 26, 2020
A decision has now been made to present Liverpool with the Premier League trophy following their clash against Chelsea scheduled for July 18, though according to the Times, ‘concerns’ have been expressed following the scenes on the city’s streets last night.
Liverpool are ‘expected to reinforce the message for supporters to stay at home’, though the report adds that the potential for celebrations could result in the stadium ‘losing its safety certificate for the game’.
The clash against Chelsea could, however, be moved to mid-week should Frank Lampard’s side progress in the FA Cup with the west London side facing Leicester in the quarter-finals on Sunday.
The party’s getting started at Anfield 🍾 pic.twitter.com/Ju9Lvqt3g6
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 25, 2020
Liverpool’s victory was secured with a record seven games of the Premier League season remaining, and the club’s celebrations are likely to continue over the next three weeks before the official coronation.
Jurgen Klopp and his side watched last night’s clash before embarking on their own personal celebrations, the Reds’ 19th top flight title moving them within one of Manchester United’s all-time landmark.