Liverpool and Everton announced today, Wednesday, that they will host their “Premier League” matches without fans, after Liverpool retreated to the third level of British restrictions imposed due to Corona.
Premier League leaders Liverpool will play its next three matches away from home, including the FA Cup match against Aston Villa, but the club said that its next match at Anfield against Manchester United on January 17th will be played without fans.
We will return to playing matches behind closed doors after the government announced that Liverpool was placed in the Tier 3 restrictions.
Liverpool FC (@LFC_Arabic) December 30, 2020
His neighbor Everton will not allow fans to attend tomorrow, Friday, when they host West Ham United, while their match in the third round of the Federation Cup against Rotherham United on the ninth of next month will be played without fans as well.
We can confirm that, following the Government’s announcement the Liverpool City Region is moving into Tier Three of the national COVID-19 restrictions from midnight tonight, we won’t be able to welcome fans to Goodison until further notice, including Friday’s game with West Ham .
– Everton (@Everton) December 30, 2020
Merseyside were among a handful of Premier League clubs allowed to host 2,000 spectators earlier this month after being initially ranked within the second level of restrictions after the nation’s one-month lockdown was lifted.
But the British government said today that the Liverpool city area will move to the third level of restrictions tomorrow, Thursday, after the spread of a new strain of the virus across the country.
According to the third level of restrictions, all sporting events are held without fans until further notice.