Liverpool could host EPL title parade midway through next season
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the club could hold a Premier League title parade midway through next season. However, this will only take place if the coronavirus restrictions on mass gatherings are eased. Liverpool are on the verge of securing a maiden EPL title. The Reds require just two victories from their final nine games. Here's more on the same.
Premier League set to resume on June 17
The Premier League is set to return on June 17 after the 20 clubs agreed to come back that week in a video conference on May 28. The official date proposed and agreed upon is June 20, however, the competition has to complete two games in hand on June 17. There are 92 fixtures still to play.
Supporters will not be present to honor the campaign
With the Premier League matches set to return behind closed doors, Liverpool's supporters will not be at Anfield to celebrate their likely triumph. Moreover, fans will not be permitted to gather in the city to honor the campaign.
Klopp on the Liverpool's title celebrations
Klopp said it isn't nice that one cannot celebrate the title win in front of fans. "That you can't celebrate in the way you've always dreamed of, that's not nice, I totally understand that," Klopp told Sky Germany. "I feel the same way. It's not that my ideal is to celebrate alone in the stadium, then just drive home," he said.
The situation cannot be changed now, feels Klopp
The COVID-19 pandemic won't allow celebrations and Klopp feels one shouldn't make a big deal. "It wasn't like that when you thought about it. But that cannot be changed now. Why should we now make a big deal about something that can't be changed?"
Liverpool will celebrate when things get back to normal
Klopp feels the situation will get back to normal. "There comes a day when life will get back to normal. When someone has found the vaccine, when someone has found a solution to the problem, when infection rates are zero or below - that day will come eventually. Then we have the right to celebrate what we want to celebrate on that day."
Liverpool could celebrate midway through next season
"If this is the 12th or 13th matchday of next season and we want to celebrate it - who is going to stop it? Then we still have the trophy and then we can drive it around town and stand on the bus. If other people then think that we are completely crazy, I honestly don't care," Klopp added.
Liverpool are well on course to eclipse Manchester City's record
Liverpool can set a host of records in the remainder of the 2019-20 season. The Reds had amassed a remarkable 82 points from 29 games when the Premier League was suspended in March. Klopp's side had dropped points on just two occasions. Liverpool are well on course to eclipse Manchester City's record total of 100 points from the 2017-18 season.Share this timeline