Manchester City has been given the go-ahead to host the Premier League match against the league toppers Liverpool in their next week’s fixture at the Etihad Stadium.
The match will be played on 3rd July i.e., Friday next week as the league’s top 2 teams will meet each other for the first time after the season resumption. This means that Liverpool could win its first English crown after 30 years against City when they meet next week. Although, Jurgen Klopp‘s side could be crowned the champions on Thursday if Manchester City fails to win against Chelsea.
Before the resumption of the Premier League, the police had requested the officials for the five matches to be held at the neutral venue, and this match was one of them, leaving the Etihad stadium in despise. The matches were still behind closed doors with so many restrictions.
However, the Manchester City Council announced that the next week’s game against the Liverpool FC could go ahead in Manchester itself at the Etihad Stadium only.
“The council’s safety advisory group for the Etihad Stadium met this morning to review the upcoming fixture between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC,” councillor Luthfur Rahman.
“Following the most recent round of Premier League fixtures which have all taken place behind closed doors, the SAG has signalled it has no objections to the above fixture taking place at the Etihad Stadium” he concluded.
In case, the City manages to win against Chelsea, Liverpool would only need to pull out a draw to be adjudged the champions, their first English top-flight title since 1990. But they still have seven games to go this season and already have a 23-point lead over the City and 28 wins.