LIVERPOOL are closing in on a first top-flight title since 1990 after a dazzling performance against Crystal Palace.
Jurgen Klopp’s men put the visitors to the sword in a rampant 4-0 victory, which leaves them on the cusp of the Premier League crown.
But with social distancing still in force and no fans allowed in stadiums for the rest of the season, celebrating their seemingly inevitable triumph is going to be different to most seasons.
When is Liverpool’s trophy presentation?
When the Premier League is won, usually officials are on hand with the trophy to present the gong on the pitch.
That was evident last year as Man City were handed with their prize at Brighton’s Amex Stadium, infront of a jubilant away following.
Due to the restrictions currently in place, there is no confirmed date for Liverpool’s trophy presentation.
But it does appear that they will get one – albeit different to anything you’ve seen before.
Premier League CEO Richard Masters said on May 29 that plans are in place to make sure the Reds get to celebrate with the trophy.
He said: “Well they have got to complete the task first, as you know, and I think we will do everything we possibly can to deliver a trophy presentation.
Vincent Kompany lifts the Premier League trophy after City pipped Liverpool to the title last season
“I think there is a way of doing it, but safely and within the regulations, and I think it is really important to be able to mark that moment for all the effort that has gone into it.
“And not just the players but for all the staff, coaches, managers and team behind the scenes.
“And also the fans, to be able to have that moment and a memory to mark it with.”
Liverpool players will receive medals as well as the main gong itself, while one suggestion has been to host a socially-distanced trophy presentation as demonstrated by Salzburg in Switzerland.
The Swiss champions had to stand in spaced-out circles as the captain raised the trophy aloft, although some fans were confused as to why when the players had been in contact throughout the previous 90 minutes.
The Premier League are keen to give Liverpool their moment though – and we might see similiar at the FA Cup final on August 1.
Salzburg lifted the trophy in a socially distanced ceremony
How can Liverpool win the title TONIGHT?
After their victory against Palace, Klopp’s men are a huge 23 points clear of Man City at the summit.
The only way in which Pep Guardiola’s side can deny Liverpool the title on June 25 is to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
That game kicks off at 8.15pm BST and if Chelsea force a win or it’s a draw, the title goes to Merseyside for the first time since 1990.
Should City force things to go to the next game, Liverpool can claim the championship by avoiding defeat at the Etihad when the two sides meet on Thursday, July 2.
By: Jim Sheridan
Title: Will Liverpool get a trophy presentation, and how can they win the Premier League TONIGHT?
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11951874/liverpool-trophy-presentation-win-premier-league-tonight/
Published Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:45:07 +0000