Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has promised a guard of honour for Chelsea is they have won the Premier League title by the time they are playing at Anfield, reports the Daily Star.
The Blues play against Crystal Palace on Sunday knowing that a win will make them champions with three games to spare. After the match at Stamford Bridge they are scheduled to travel to Merseyside to play the Reds, and it is tradition that confirmed title winners are given a guard of honour by opposing teams.
This could be embarrassing for Rodgers’ side, who haven’t won the top flight since 1990 despite being considered one of the biggest and richest clubs in the country. Some fans may be unhappy with the situation, but it seems that the Northern Irishman will make sure his players pay respects to the London team – if they are champions.
When asked if he would take part in a guard of honour the 42-year-old said: “Absolutely. This club is based on dignity and respect and class. Whoever is the champions, that’s what you do.”
Even if Chelsea don’t wrap things up against the Eagles they could win the league at Anfield with even a draw, depending on other results. Would that be better or worse than a guard of honour?