The Merseyside derby started a long time in England as at 1894. The battle has seen Liverpool and Everton compete for the city’s pride. Since then it has been a celebration for the teams and the city. Liverpool has always been ahead of Everton in the derby since it started. With a total of 96 wins Everton has only 66 wins and drawn 74.
It has been declared that the derby between Liverpool and Everton will be held in Goodison park stadium. When the premier league restarts home matches can be played at Anfield. Klopps team could get an advantage over their derby mate to win the league.
The Merseyside derby match is considered one of those that is capable of drawing fans to gather outside the stadium and its risk for the city. The advisory committee for safety in Liverpool has made it clear that the two teams can play home games safely behind closed doors.
Liverpool city deputy mayor, councilor Wendy Simon told BBC sports that there is no genuine reason for people to gather. There is a chance for Liverpool to win the title after 30 years of the last title. This is the reason why the venue of the match was advised to be changed by the chief of national football policing.
“Lot of things have been put into consideration, most especially the welfare of players, match officials and staffs to be present in the pitch. Wendy Simon said.
We are rest assured that the steps that will be taken will make the match a success. The match will be played behind closed doors. The city council will make sure the both grounds are safe for the match. The match will be aired for free in consideration to the derby.
Bob Carden the Assistant chief constable made in statement. “Working with the two teams. We look forward to make sure everyone enjoys the derby match while watching it from their homes.
It’s adviced that, everyone should adhere to guide lines wherever they may be watching from. Due to the social distancing policy to avoid the spread of covid-19 virus.
Rob Carden said. Due to crime and disorder, there is objection to any home fixture being played at Liverpool or Everton. The main point of discussion has always been the health of people and the public. So it’s better said that everyone should stay away and stay at home.
Liverpool will be playing against Everton on the 21st of June after the Premier league restarts.