Man City vs Liverpool should be played at Etihad, say Spirit of Shankly group
Man City vs Liverpool is only fixture in revised Premier League calendar with an unconfirmed venue
Last Updated: 12/06/20 10:58am
Liverpool supporters group Spirit of Shankly say they want to be involved in deciding where their side's fixture against Manchester City is played, and have backed holding it at the Etihad Stadium.
Liverpool are due to face City on July 2 as part of the Premier League's revised schedule, but it is currently the only fixture in the calendar without a confirmed venue.
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Manchester City Council's safety advisory group will decide if the game can be held at the Etihad - as was planned in the league's original schedule - and Spirit of Shankly wants to be part of the discussions.
The group tweeted: "The venue for just one PL game - Man City vs Liverpool - is yet to be confirmed.
"SOS and @1894group_mcfc believe this should be played at the Etihad. We've asked for fan input into the police/safety advisory meeting on this fixture."
Last month, the UK's head of football policing, Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts of South Yorkshire Police, highlighted six Premier League matches that he suggested could be held at neutral venues.
The suggestion was made amid concerns supporters could congregate outside stadiums during matches, in breach of the government's social distancing guidance during the coronavirus outbreak.
However, neutral venues have now largely been taken off the table. This week, Liverpool City Council's safety advisory group gave its approval for the Merseyside derby to take place at Goodison Park on June 21.
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