'Horrendous' - Exclusive: Whelan reacts to big Liverpool development after BBC reveal
Noel Whelan insisted fans should be given the opportunity to prove themselves as Liverpool potentially face playing all of their games at neutral venues.
However, the former Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, admitted he is worried after the “horrendous” scenes in the UK over the weekend.
The BBC revealed that the police and Premier League are fearful of fans gathering at Anfield or other venues to celebrate the Reds winning their first top-flight title in 30 years.
Therefore, the relevant authorities are considering making Jurgen Klopp’s side play at neutral venues in any fixture in which they could win the Premier League title.
If Manchester City lose to Arsenal on 17 June the Reds could win the league in their next fixture – away to Everton in the Merseyside derby.
When asked by Football Insider if fans should be given the opportunity to prove they will stay away, Whelan said: “I do worry because I see how things have gone down at beaches over the last weekend.
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“It has been horrendous and no one is sticking by the guidelines.
“You have got to trust the fans and they have got to respect their club. If they cannot respect it that should be the case.
“However, you have got to give them the opportunity to prove themselves. If they cannot prove themselves then there is a decision that needs to be made for the health and safety of everybody – not just players.
“It would be unjust for Liverpool to have to play their games at neutral venues and be singled out.”
Deputy Chief Constable, Mark Roberts, said:”A small number of fixtures taking place at neutral venues, which, contrary to some reports, have yet to be agreed.”
The Reds are 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City with nine games to play.