Liverpool face dilemma as Premier League asks clubs to play national anthem – report

Liverpool fans sing ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Anfield on April 22, 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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Liverpool could face a dilemma after the Premier League reportedly asked all home clubs to play the national anthem before their games next weekend, in order to mark the coronation of King Charles III.

Reds supporters have previously booed the anthem – notably during its traditional rendition ahead of the FA Cup final at Wembley last year – a response which stems from the overwhelmingly left-leaning city's longstanding anti-establishment sentiments.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...