Jurgen Klopp’s team waited for three years for the championship title after the defeat of Man City; Merseyside police urge supporters to “do the right thing” and put people’s health first
Last update: 26/06/20 13:57
Merseyside police made 10 arrests for public order crimes on Thursday evening while Liverpool fans celebrated their club’s first Premier League title.
Thousands of Liverpool fans spent the night celebrating outside Anfield and in the city center after being crowned England champions for the first time in 30 years.
Fans gathered outside the stadium after Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday confirmed Jurgen Klopp’s team as the championship champion, with seven games up for grabs.
Huge crowds of fans sang songs and unleashed rockets outside Anfield, causing police warnings concerned about mass gatherings that ignored social distance measures.
Merseyside police closed the roads around Anfield at 11 PM and advised motorists to avoid the area.
Deputy Director Rob Carden credited fans who had stayed home to celebrate and urged those who ignored social distancing regulations to “do the right thing” in the coming days, with Merseyside being disproportionately affected by the pandemic. of coronavirus.
“I would like to congratulate Liverpool FC for having deservedly won the Premier League title, and to thank the thousands of Liverpool fans across Merseyside who celebrated at home, as they did for previous games played behind closed doors,” he said. the deputy director.
“The vast majority of fans acknowledged the fact that now is not the time to get together to celebrate and chose to mark the event safely. I am a credit to this city.
“Unfortunately, as we saw during the lockout period, not everyone adhered to the rules in force. Although the vast majority of the celebrations were good-natured, a large number of people chose to gather outside the stadium.
“In the days to come, we urge supporters to do the right thing and celebrate safely with your family members and in your social bubble. This way you keep yourself, your family, friends and neighbors safe.
“As we all know, Merseyside has been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and we must all do what we can to prevent further cases and deaths in our communities.
“We understand that people will feel exultant that Liverpool have secured the league title for the first time in 30 years, and the time will come when fans can return to Anfield to applaud the team and celebrate their success. .
“Follow the advice of the players, manager and club by putting safety first. The club encourages fans to share their viewing experiences of future matches at home with the hashtag #LFCAtHome on social media, and we don’t see the time to share your celebration experiences safely. “
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