Everton will give arch-rivals Liverpool a guard of honour if the Reds win the Premier League title for the first time prior to their visit to Goodison Park.
Jurgen Klopp’s leaders head across Merseyside on Monday, March 16 (8pm) for their showdown with the Toffees. The game is being broadcast live on Sky Sports and is likely to be a special day for Liverpool fans everywhere.
At present, Manchester City can force Liverpool to have to wait on confirmation of their title success until after they play Everton.
If Pep Guardiola’s side do not slip up in the coming weeks, the earliest the Reds can win the league is at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, March 21. The earliest Klopp’s team can be confirmed as Premier League champions if all results go their way for the foreseeable future is at home to Bournemouth on Saturday, March 7 (12.30pm), four games from now.
That match is also the one prior to Liverpool’s trip to Everton. If the Reds are already champions by then, Everton have decided they will give their rivals and neighbours a guard of honour in front of the Toffees supporters at Goodison Park.
An Everton spokesman has confirmed that that would be the case.
Fortunately for Toffees fans, they wouldn’t have to watch Liverpool lift the Premier League trophy at Goodison Park under any circumstances this season.