Police ‘consulted over fears Liverpool fans could rush to the streets to celebrate title win’ and break social distancing rules when Premier League returns amid coronavirus lockdown
- Liverpool are just two wins away from winning their first league title since 1990
- There is a fear fans will break social distancing rules to celebrate lifting title
- Informal discussions have been held with police over preventing congregations
- Last June, 750,000 fans flocked to streets to celebrate Champions League win
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
Fears that Liverpool fans will break social distancing rules by celebrating the end of the club’s 30-year wait for the league title have prompted consultations with police.
There is a fear that Liverpool supporters will rush to the streets on the day when their first league title since 1990 is confirmed despite the global health crisis.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were just two wins from glory before the season was suspended last month due to the coronavirus pandemic.
There are fears Liverpool fans could break social distancing rules to celebrate league title
Police have been consulted over fears they could flock to Anfield when crowned champions
Informal discussions have been held with police to try and prevent fans from congregating outside Anfield on the day they are crowned champions, according to the Liverpool Echo.
When football returns it is likely to happen behind closed doors and discussions are believed to be ongoing about how to control potential large gatherings.
More than 750,000 fans flocked to the streets of the city to greet Liverpool’s Champions League victory parade last June.
Sportsmail reported on Tuesday that Premier League clubs are starting to brief staff they expect football to restart by June 13.
Last June, 750,000 people flocked to streets of Liverpool to celebrate Champions League win
Jurgen Klopp’s runaway league leaders are just two wins away from winning the title
Sportsmail understands at least two top-flight clubs have told their footballing employees that there is now a loose aim for the first set of fixtures after the coronavirus delay to take place on June 6 or the following weekend.
Clubs will be allowed to make their own decisions on when to recommence group training sessions, according to social distancing guidelines, depending on their players’ fitness levels.
But it is likely clubs will begin what is essential pre-season training by mid-May. One club has pinpointed May 11 as a potential return date, while another has pencilled in May 8.
But, following weeks of uncertainty, it appears the football season will finally be concluded.
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