A decision on whether the Merseyside derby on June 21 should be played at Goodison Park or a neutral venue will not be taken until Friday.

It’s understood the relevant documents were not received until last Friday, and members of Liverpool City Council’s Safety Advisory Group need more time to read them.

The derby was one of only two games in the initial rounds of Premier League fixtures published on Friday to have ‘venue TBC’ at the side of it, with all other games in the restart having been given the go ahead to be played at the usual home venue.

Everton are understood to be happy to host the fixture at Goodison, where local rivals Liverpool could wrap up the title with a win if closest challengers Manchester City lose to Arsenal on June 17.

The other match still to be confirmed is Manchester City’s game against Liverpool on July 2.

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