Manchester City have been given permission to host their Premier League match with Liverpool on Thursday, 2 July at Etihad Stadium.
The game between the league’s top two sides could have taken place at a neutral venue because of safety fears over fans gathering outside. But a Manchester City Council safety advisory group (SAG) agreed it could be played at City’s home ground. Liverpool will clinch the title if City fail to beat Chelsea this Thursday.
“Following the most recent round of Premier League fixtures which have all taken place behind closed doors the SAG has signalled it has no objections to the above fixture taking place at Etihad Stadium as planned at 20:15 BST, Thursday, 2 July,” explained Councillor Luthfur Rahman, executive member for skills, culture and leisure for Manchester City Council.