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Liverpool set on when fans can see the Premier League trophy

Liverpool are yet to confirm a date for when the Premier League trophy will be on show to the general public, with plans on hold until it is declared safe.

The club remain committed to giving fans the chance to have their picture taken with the Reds’ first league title in 30 years at Anfield, but have steered clear of a definitive time frame for when that may be possible.

Last year, Liverpool opened up the Kop Bar for supporters to head down to Anfield to get their picture taken with the Champions League trophy that was won in Madrid on June 1.

However, with the need for social distancing still very much in place across the United Kingdom for now, club officials aren’t putting the trophy on display just yet.

Such will be the demand at the stadium, the club feel they could not safely execute an event that gives people the chance to view the trophy up close and personal.

Plans are in the pipeline to ensure fans are given the opportunity to see the club’s 19th league title in person but the ECHO understands they will only be given the green light when it is deemed appropriate.

This week, Liverpool have undertaken a series of pilot events under social-distancing guidelines with established crowd management practices enhanced by a more restrictive approach due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those events included NHS workers, a limited amount of media and a handful of club staff, former players and their family members.

Each pilot run was viewed as a success with social distancing, regular hand sanitizing and temperature checks all part of each event.

But the club are concerned larger groups would overwhelm and make the situation an unsafe one during a global pandemic.

Until the time is viewed as right, the Premier League trophy will stay in the club’s museum from next week and will be available to view as part of the LFC Stadium Tour, the Anfield Origins Tour and the LFC Story.

Tom Cassidy, Senior Manager of Tourism at Liverpool FC, said: “As ever, the interest from supporters in seeing our latest piece of silverware has been incredible and in normal circumstances we would host a viewing event like we did for the Champions League trophy last year.

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“Unfortunately, that is not possible in the current circumstances so we have committed to hosting an event in the future which prioritises the health of our supporters whilst also maximising the number of fans who will be able to participate.

“While a date cannot be established at this stage our commitment is clear and we look forward to a time when it will be safe and possible.”



Source: theliverpoolecho


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