No fans have been allowed in Premier League grounds all season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but Newcastle United will play in front of a particularly bare Anfield on Saturday.

Liverpool fans groups have demanded that the club remove all their banners from the famous stand ahead of the match, in protest at their club's part in plans for a breakaway European Super League.

Liverpool are set to be one of 15 clubs to become founder members of the hugely controversial competition, and fans are not happy.

Fans group Spion Kop 1906, who last night called the Super League format "a blatant plan for the beneficial clubs to seize even more power and revenue from an already lucrative business model", is behind the protest.

They tweeted: "We, along with other groups involved in flags, will be removing our flags from The Kop. We feel we can no longer give our support to a club which puts financial greed above integrity of the game."

The group added: "Goes without saying but we will fight all proposals for Liverpool to join a European Super League by all means necessary."