Wednesday night will see Liverpool lift the Premier League trophy at Anfield for the first time in 30 years. This joyous and history-making event will be a subdued one since no fans are allowed in the stadium to celebrate with them.
The ECHO has reported, however, that the club has received some special one night only leeway from the league so that the players’ families and some members of the staff can also be in attendance.
All people in the stadium will be required to wear masks and remain socially distant to those people not in their own household. It’s unknown just how many people will be end up being to witness the event and make some noise, but it will be a nice gift to this group of incredible players to have their loved ones around them in this monumental moment.
This plan is set to be approved by the Grounds Safety Advisory Group on Tuesday morning.
Additionally, the club is making the best of an unfortunate situation by taking advantage of the free space and building a podium on the Kop to receive the trophy. This will give the event a bit more pomp and circumstance, and they will presumably be surrounded by the flags and signs that have adorned the Kop at every home game since the restart.
The club has made it clear that they don’t want any fans showing up at the stadium on Wednesday, but that seems like a dim hope.
Wednesday is gearing up to be an interesting night. Hopefully stays safe and smart so that no other disasters overshadow Liverpool’s spectacular achievement.