Liverpool have expressed their disapproval after a variety of fans ignored warnings and social distancing pointers to assemble outside Anfield on Wednesday for his or her Premier League trophy celebrations following their closing dwelling sport of the season.
Merseyside Police and the membership had warned fans towards gathering outside Anfield as a result of COVID-19 pandemic however round 3,000 supporters congregated outside the stadium.
Visuals confirmed fans flooding the streets outside Anfield, setting off fireworks, lighting flares and chanting collectively as Juergen Klopp’s facet beat Chelsea 5-Three in an exciting encounter.
“Liverpool would like to thank those supporters who stayed at home to celebrate the team lifting the trophy last night, protecting their loved ones and our city from the ever-present threat of this pandemic,” the membership said in a press release on Thursday.
“We are, however, disappointed with the scenes outside Anfield last night and that more supporters did not heed the celebrate at home advice.
“As we have said before, when it is safe to do so we will celebrate, until then protecting our city is the priority.”
Merseyside Police said their officers made 9 arrests outside Anfield for “affray, assault, people who were drunk and disorderly and drug driving”.
Despite sealing the league title last month with seven rounds to go, Liverpool’s gamers solely received their palms on the Premier League trophy after their closing dwelling sport in a muted presentation ceremony in entrance of an empty Kop.
(Reporting by Manasi Pathak; Editing by Toby Davis)