Liverpool to give Chelsea guard of honour

Liverpool to give Chelsea guard of honour

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It is one of the traditions of the Premier League – when any team wins the title, they are congratulated by their opponent in the following game.

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed his Liverpool side will honour this practice, giving Chelsea a guard of honour if they are crowned Champions. Chelsea still have four games to play including their home clash against Crystal Palace this weekend.

The Blues could clinch the title on Sunday if they beat their London neighbours.

The Reds face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next Sunday (16:00 GMT KO), as they fight to secure European football next season. When asked whether or not Liverpool would be honouring Chelsea should they, as expected, overcome Palace, Rodgers said:

“Absolutely. This club is based on dignity and respect and class. Whoever is the champion, that’s what you do.”