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Official: Liverpool to Face Manchester City at The Etihad

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The Reds will play their next match at City’s home and not a neutral ground as had been feared.

Liverpool FC v Crystal Palace - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Liverpool could be Premier League champions by this evening if Manchester City drop points to Chelsea. Or, if City don’t drop points tonight, they could be champions in a week after they face The Citizens on Thursday, July 2nd.

Either option would set up a potentially appealing prospect for Liverpool fans: City giving Liverpool a guard of honour as newly declared Premier League champions or The Reds beating City to win their first league title in three decades.

And we now know, officially, that either option will, take place at The Etihad stadium after approval was given by the Manchester City Council safety advisory group for the potential title-decider to take place at the home of last year’s champions.

There had been some suggestion approval might not be given and that the game might have to be played at a neutral venue, but the success of the first round of the Premier League restart has eased fears of fans gathering.

Previously, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said that he would prefer to play the game at The Etihad, suggesting “it would be really difficult to organise” a last minute move to an unspecified neutral location for both clubs.