Lots of Everton fans have been reacting as it has been officially confirmed on the club’s website that the Merseyside derby versus Liverpool on Sunday 21 June at 7 pm will be played at Goodison Park.
As per the website, the decision to play the game at the Toffees’ home stadium was made today by the local Ground Safety Advisory Group following positive discussions between the Club, Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police, The Everton Fans’ Forum, The Blue Union, Liverpool Football Club and Spirit of Shankly.
In an added bonus, all of the Blues’ remaining home matches will be played at Goodison too behind closed doors, and the derby against Jurgen Klopp’s men will be broadcast free-to-air on Sky Sports.
The Reds could win the Premier League title at Goodison if Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal beat Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in an earlier fixture by the way the table shapes up.
Will Liverpool win the Premier League against Everton?
Nevertheless, these EFC supporters reacted to the news on Twitter, and it seems the majority loved it as they get to play at home rather than at a neutral venue – indeed it was rumoured that the fixture could be played as far away as Southampton.
One fan even tweeted to say “Carlo [Ancelotti] got his birthday wish,” alluding to the fact that it was announced on the same day that the Italian turned 61.
COYB. Carlo got his Birthday wish. pic.twitter.com/FW7KhFHNFI
— JimGurney (@JimGurney4) June 10, 2020
someone let sigurdsson know
— jamie foster (@JamieFoster1878) June 10, 2020
If integrity of the game held any true meaning, other than financial, this is the only decision that could be made.
— ((ALMOST)) Always Positive 💙+ (@NubiBlue) June 10, 2020
— Carlo Ancelottis Toffees (@CarlosToffees) June 10, 2020
Get in “up the Toffees”
— Christine Johnson (@Christi19167792) June 10, 2020
the right decision
— Neil Martin (@Neilo_m) June 10, 2020
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