There will be no neutral site showdown for the next edition of the Merseyside Derby. Nope, when Liverpool and Everton battle it out on Sunday, June 21, the heated rivals will be squaring off at Goodison Park.
There had been growing concerns the two teams would have to meet at a neutral stadium due to fans of both clubs potentially meeting outside the ground. However, the Premier League has given the green light for Everton to indeed host.
BREAKING: The Merseyside derby will go ahead on June 21 at Goodison Park behind-closed-doors and not at a neutral venue, it has been confirmed.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 10, 2020
It goes without saying, but all eyes will be on the Arsenal-Manchester City match coming up on June 17. Should the Gunners take down City, it'd open the door for Liverpool to capture the league title in the derby.
Can you imagine how sweet that would be for Reds' fans everywhere? To win the first EPL title in 30 years would be one thing, but to do so at Goodison Park against Everton would be a dream scenario.
It'd be even better than securing things against pesky Manchester United at Old Trafford. Regardless, the Merseyside Derby is always a battle, and June 21's edition will be no exception. We can't wait to see Liverpool back in action, and potentially claim what belongs to them: the title.