Liverpool will face a late-night title party if they win the Premier League in one of their first two matches after the restart with both moved to evening kick-offs.
Sportsmail can reveal Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, 25 points clear at the top with nine games to play, will return to action on Sunday, June 21 – in a 7pm kick-off at local rivals Everton live on Sky Sports’s free-to-air channel.
That will be followed by the home game against Crystal Palace on Wednesday, June 24. That game has been selected as an 8.15pm kick-off.
Liverpool are two wins from the title, but could wrap it up as early as the Everton game if closest rivals Manchester City are beaten by Arsenal four days earlier.
City v Liverpool, which was originally set to be played in early April, will now take place on Thursday, July 2 in another 8.15pm kick-off.
The Reds are back in full contact training now as they chase their first domestic league title for 30 years.
Liverpool have enjoyed a stunning league campaign so far this season, winning 27 of their 29 games. They have dropped points just twice, drawing at Manchester United and losing at Watford.
Discussions in recent weeks have centred around whether Liverpool’s supporters will turn up en masse outside stadiums and break social distancing rules when they inevitably win the league.
Earlier this week Klopp backed the supporters to behave sensibly around the games that could see his team crowned champions and says there won’t be a negative story.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live on Tuesday night, Klopp said: ‘We will speak to our supporters, 100 per cent. But our fans will not make something negative out of it.
‘If we win, we will have our celebrations as a team. If it happens there can be a parade in the future, we only need one day when everyone comes.’