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Liverpool fans will at long last get to celebrate their Premier League triumph inside Anfield.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced earlier this week that up to 4,000 supporters will be allowed to attend outdoor events in tier one when the current lockdown ends on December 2.
With maximum capacity across venues both indoor and outdoor limited to 50 per cent, up to 2,000 people will be allowed in areas that are tier two, but none in tier three.
Following the news that the city of Liverpool is in tier two, up to 2,000 supporters will be able to cheer on Jurgen Klopp’s champions at Anfield starting from the visit of Wolves on December 12.
"In tiers one and two, spectator sports and business events will be free to resume inside and outside with capacity limits and social distancing," said Johnson on Monday.
"Later this week, we will announce which areas will fall into which tier – I hope on Thursday – based on analysis of cases in all age groups, especially the over-60s.
"Also, [it will involve] looking at the rate at which cases are rising or falling, the percentage of those tested in a local population who have Covid and current and projected pressures on the NHS."
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden then added: "This is a big step forward for sport.
"Bringing grassroots sport back was my number one priority, so I'm pleased we are reopening sports and gyms in every tier, in recognition of the significant health benefits.
"I'm also delighted we are able to get the turnstiles turning sooner than expected, taking a cautious approach and starting with the lowest-risk areas first.
"I'm confident that sports will take every step to ensure their fans are safe and fans will play their part and look out for each other until we can safely get everyone back in."
Via the Echo, Klopp said in a message to fans after their title was secured: “If things were different I would love nothing more than to celebrate together, to have a parade that would be even bigger than the one after we won the Champions League last year, so that we could all share this special moment but it just is not possible.
"We have all done so much to fight COVID-19 and this effort cannot go to waste.
"We owe it to ourselves and each other to do what is right and at this moment that means being together and being there for one another by being apart.
"When the time is right we will celebrate. We will enjoy this moment and we will paint the city red. But for now, please stay at home as much as possible."
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