Liverpool could be denied lifting the Premier League title on home soil under a new idea which has been suggested and would see ‘key matches’ take place at neutral venues.
There is a fear that large groups of supporters will turn up outside home stadiums for important matches.
It is being deliberated whether significant fixtures – such as Liverpool home fixtures and London derbies – should be played at neutral stadia.
Premier League fixtures are set to resume on Wednesday, June 17 with those clubs who have a game in hand.
That means Sheffield United will travel to Aston Villa and Manchester City will host Arsenal.
If City lose against the Gunners then Liverpool can win the title the following Saturday by beating Everton.
But the decision that they may have to play the crucial derby – and potentially their remaining four home matches – away from Merseyside has not gone down well with their fans.
“It is an insult to the people of Liverpool and those who support the club and quite frankly that is downright disgraceful,” one supporter wrote.
“The @FA and the @premierleague should be disgusted with themselves.”
And another user sarcastically wrote: “I get that this is a tainted title. I get that we’re only winning it because of VAR. But being the club NOT allowed to play at home is beyond stupid.
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“Next week Liverpool will be asked to play with out Mane, Salah & Firmino & rush back keeper in name of fairness.”
A third fan commented: “Thousands allowed to go to beaches and in parks and football fans are the problem? For gods sake stop treating fans like we’re stupid.”
And a fourth said: “Surely rules should be the same as for other Premier League clubs? Why did they single out Liverpool?”
While a further person wrote: “I understand safety concerns, but not only does it give us an unfair disadvantage, but also punishes us for being 25 points clear. Are our closest rivals going to have to do the same??”
All of the remaining 92 Premier League matches will be shown on TV in the UK.
That means 10 ties will be spread out over the course of a weekend spanning Friday to Monday.
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