Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson says resuming the Premier League is a “non-starter“, and he fears a “farcical” situation with fans congregating outside Anfield – even if Liverpool clinch the title at a neutral venue.
The Premier League has told its clubs only “approved venues” will be used, raising the possibility of matches being played at neutral grounds.
Liverpool, chasing their first title for 30 years, lead the table by 25 points with nine games remaining, while the league hopes to restart on 8 June.
The league’s “Project Restart” envisages the season resuming behind closed doors because of social distancing measures in place to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
Liverpool say they are “disappointed” with Anderson’s comments.