Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that his players will give Chelsea a much maligned guard of honour IF the Blues are crowned champions by the time they travel to Stamford Bridge next weekend, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Jose Mourinho’s side can finally clinch the title this weekend should they beat Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace, and the tradition usually states that the club’s next opponents welcome them on to the field with a ceremonial guard of honour.
Considering the rivalry between the two clubs, the news will likely not go down too well with Reds fans, and Chelsea supporters will no doubt have some fun with rubbing salt into the wound.
But despite there being hope that Rodgers would overlook the ritual, he has since confirmed that should the Blues be crowned champions this weekend he will not look to break the tradition.
Asked if his players would give a guard of honour Rodgers replied: “Absolutely. This club is based on dignity and respect and class.
“Whoever is the champions, that’s what you do.”