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The second leg of this season’s Merseyside derby will officially be played at Goodison Park on 21st June behind closed doors and not at a neutral venue.

Following a meeting by the ground safety advisory group at Liverpool City Council on Wednesday, they approved a safety certificate to allow the match to go ahead at Everton’s home ground.

Councillor Wendy Simon, Deputy Mayor of Liverpool and Chair of the Ground Safety Advisory Group (GSAG), said: “We are satisfied that the considerable evidence and guidance provided by the Government, Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs, Public Health colleagues and Merseyside Police will ensure that the outstanding fixtures for the 2019/20 Premier League season can be safely and securely played at both Goodison Park and Anfield.

Liverpool, who currently hold a 25-point lead ahead of second-placed Manchester City, could seal the title with victory at Goodison Park, if Pep Guardiola’s side are beaten by Arsenal on June 17.