Some Premier League games will be played at neutral grounds as police try to limit the possibility of large crowds gathering at certain matches.
While the Premier League and its clubs are hopeful of fulfilling the remaining schedule at the appropriate venues, it is looking less and less likely that this will happen.
Today came the announcement that there was a distinct possibility that there are a few games that could be played at a neutral venue.
In a statement from the Police chief over football policing deputy chief constable Mark Roberts of South Yorkshire Police, said there are certain games that concerned the authorities about potential crowds gathering.
According to Goal, Roberts said:
“Our discussions with the Premier League throughout this process have been positive, with a shared focus on the priority of public health.”
“As such we have reached a consensus that balances the needs of football, while also minimizing the demand on policing.”
“The majority of the remaining matches will be played at home and away as scheduled.”
“With a small number of fixtures taking place at neutral venues, which, contrary to some reports, have yet to be agreed.”
“This plan will be kept continually under review to ensure public health and safety and a key part of this is for supporters to continue to respect the social distancing guidelines, and not to attend or gather outside the stadiums.”
It is widely believed that any game that could see Liverpool crowned champions will be played somewhere other than the designated site.