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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has promised the club’s supporters a title parade when it is safe and said there will be no home advantage for any team when the Premier League returns behind closed doors.

The league is set to restart on June 17 after the clubs gave “Project Restart” the green light at a shareholders’ meeting last Thursday.

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Liverpool are 25 points clear at the top of the table and need two wins to secure their first title in 30 years.

“If we become champions, whatever celebrations are possible we will do as a team internally and with all our supporters in the moment we are allowed to do so again,” Klopp told the BBC.

“I can promise that if it happens, there will be a parade as well. Whenever. Who cares! We only need one day when everybody is able to come and then we will do that.”

Liverpool could clinch the title at the home of Merseyside rivals Everton but the police have advised the league to hold the game at a neutral venue to avoid the possibility of large crowd gatherings.

Sources told ESPN the UK government views Wembley as the ideal neutral ground to relocate matches but Klopp said teams will struggle at home without fans.

Liverpool have won every home match in the league this season and their only defeat at Anfield came in the Champions League round-of-16 second leg tie against Atletico Madrid, before the coronavirus pandemic halted the sport.

“We will not have the help from the crowd but no team will have that so where is the advantage?,” Klopp added. “Whoever we play it is the same situation which is why I’m not too worried about it.

“We have tried to simulate the situation by training in the stadium and getting used to it. If you look at Germany, they have not had a lot of home wins. If the alternative is not to play at all, then I will play wherever you want.”

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