John Terry has admitted he will feel ‘very uncomfortable’ when Liverpool give Chelsea a guard of honour this weekend following their Premier League title win.
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Tradition dictates Brendan Rodgers’ side must clap the Blues onto the Stamford Bridge pitch when the two side’s meet on Sunday after Chelsea sealed their first title in in five years last weekend.
However, despite his veteran years, Terry says he’s not too keen on the practice because of the respect and rivalry between the two sides.
“Very uncomfortable actually,” Terry said, according to the Independent.
“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.”
It will be Steven Gerrard’s last visit to Chelsea’s stadium with only three games left in the midfielder’s Liverpool career ahead of his summer move to LA Galaxy.
The Reds will be hoping to get a victory in west London in an unlikely late bid to secure Champions League football at the expense of Manchester United.
The Red Devils are four points clear of their Merseyside rivals but are surely favourites to finish in the top four despite their recently torrid run of form with three straight defeats.