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Liverpool: Discussions continue over Chelsea clash

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Discussing are continuing regarding Liverpool‘s Premier League clash away to Chelsea next weekend, with the possibility of the venue being switched having been mooted.

The Lowdown: Reds due to travel to Chelsea

The Reds saw their home clash against Wolves on Saturday postponed after the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with all football in England cancelled this weekend.

It hasn’t yet been confirmed if Liverpool’s trip to Chelsea next Sunday will go ahead or not, with the royal funeral taking place the following day.

With the match due to be played in London, there could be policing problems relating to the funeral, leading to uncertainty as to the logistics of the scheduled trip to Stamford Bridge.

The Latest: Discussions continue

Jack Pitt-Brooke reported for The Athletic that there is the potential for disagreement over matches which are due to be held in London next weekend, with the probable redeployment of police potentially placing the fixtures in doubt.

Sharing a link to his report via Twitter, Pitt-Brooke mentioned that the possibility of fixtures in the capital being reversed, which would see Liverpool hosting Chelsea at Anfield instead, although he added that clubs would likely raise concerns over this scenario.

The reporter tweeted:

“Reversing London-based Premier League fixtures next weekend one of a number of options being discussed as talks continue. But clubs reluctant to have to re-arrange games at one week’s notice.”

The Verdict: Better than a postponement

It may not be an idea scenario to simply reverse the fixture, given that it would leave the ‘new’ home teams needing to organise staffing and ticketing issues at incredibly short notice.

However, it would appear preferable to seeing another Liverpool match called off, should the Premier League decide to go ahead with next weekend’s schedule except for the London-based fixtures.

The Reds’ poor form means that the decision could even work in their favour, with a potential home clash appearing less daunting than a trip to Stamford Bridge, especially considering that it would be Graham Potter’s first league match in charge of Chelsea.

With the rest of sport going ahead as normal this weekend, it surely makes sense for football to now return as well, bringing normality back to people’s lives.

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