Premier League's restart schedule released

Liverpool could potentially break their Premier League title drought at Merseyside rivals Everton

Premier League leaders Liverpool could clinch a first title in 30 years against Everton on June 21 after the first batch of fixtures of the restart were confirmed.

Jurgen Klopp's side need a maximum of two wins to secure the top division crown and are due to play the Merseyside derby in their first game since football was halted in March.

If Arsenal beat Manchester City on June 17 - the date of the season's resumption - Liverpool can win the title by beating Everton.

The venue is still unclear as it was scheduled to be played at Goodison Park, but was included on a list of matches which local forces had asked to be moved to neutral venues.

The Premier League will resume on June 17 after a 100-day hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Aston Villa will kick-off the second part of the season when they host Sheffield United, their game in hand on their relegation rivals, before City welcome Arsenal later that evening.

Tottenham will host Manchester United on Friday June 19, with Southampton travelling to Norwich on the same day.

The Premier League's first weekend back over June 20 and 21 will also see Watford host Leicester, Brighton play Arsenal, West Ham host Wolves and Crystal Palce travel to struggling Bournemouth.

Chelsea resume when they travel to Villa Park at on June 21 and Newcastle host Sheffield United earlier in the day.

Burnley complete the opening round of the restart with a trip to Manchester City on June 22.

In other key fixtures, Liverpool are due to host Crystal Palace on June 24 in a game which could win them the title, if they have not wrapped it up already.

Manchester United will play Sheffield United at Old Trafford on June 24.

Manchester City go to Chelsea on June 25 and Tottenham welcome West Ham on June 23.

Liverpool's trip to Manchester City has also been pencilled in for July 2, although the venue is yet to be confirmed as it is one of the games which could be moved to a neutral stadium.

Struggling Villa host Wolves on June 27, bottom side Norwich go to Arsenal on July 1 and Bournemouth, in the final relegation spot, face Newcastle on the same day.