Chelsea skipper John Terry is uncomfortable with Liverpool giving his team a guard of honour on Sunday, reports the Daily Mail.
Their Merseyside rivals are expected to observe the tradition after the Blues’ lead at the top of the Premier League became unassailable following their victory over Crystal Palace last weekend. The champions-elect have managed this with three games still to go, making it even more impressive.
Meanwhile the Reds have struggled this season, and have a lot more to play for in the match than their London counterparts. They are four points behind fourth placed Manchester United, and need to win and hope the Red Devils drop points to have a chance at qualifying for the Champions League.
To make the situation worse for the Anfield faithful it is now 25 years since they last won the top flight, during which time the title has been at Stamford Bridge on three occasions. However, Terry is still uneasy about the situation, which he will have to go through twice more before the end of the campaign.
When asked how he about it he said: “[I’m] Very uncomfortable actually. Because they’re fellow professionals and fellow peers, it seems a bit strange for them to be standing out. I think both sides will be a bit uncomfortable.
“They’re a very good side, people like Stevie G (Steve Gerrard) I have a lot of respect for. It just wouldn’t seem right if I’m honest. But if it’s been instructed to them we’ll accept it because we’re very proud of what we’ve achieved but with that same token not being too ungrateful.”