Manchester City have been given permission to host their Premier League game with Liverpool on Thursday, 2 July at the Etihad Stadium. The game between the Premier league’s top two sides could have taken place at a neutral venue because of safety fears over fans gathering outside. But a Manchester City Council safety advisory group (SAG) agreed it could be played at City’s home ground. Liverpool will win the title if Man City fail to beat Chelsea on Thursday. Fans have been barred from attending the matches or gathering outside stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the Premier League’s return on 17 June.