Liverpool are set to be allowed to open the turnstiles up at Anfield for the first time this season when they host Wolves in the Premier League next week.
The government have confirmed the tier system for each region of the country, with Liverpool placed in Tier 2 – the middle level of restrictions. This means that they are allowed to have 2,000 fans back for games whilst they remain in Tier 2.
If they moved down to Tier 3 they would have to begin playing behind closed doors again and if they managed to get into Tier 1 they could bring an extra 2,000 fans into the ground to make it 4,000.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Whilst some may still, understandably, be worried about their health and opt against going, it will be heartwarming to see fans back in stadiums again. This is not just about Anfield and Liverpool, it is about the entire country – or at least the parts that are in Tier 1 or 2. It will be great to see fans sat back in their seats and cheering their team on, even if they are socially distancing!
However, the protocol fans will have to follow has not been officially confirmed and whether signing/chanting will be allowed is still up in the air. It will be a shame if it is banned, given how emotional You’ll Never Walk Alone before a game can be, but understandable all the same given how it could potentially help spread Covid-19. If it is given the green light, though, it could be a special moment to hear those 2,000 fans belting out the Liverpool anthem before kick-off against Wolves next week.