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Champions League: Crowds gather for Liverpool victory parade

Champions League: Crowds gather for Liverpool victory parade

  • 2 June 2019
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Media captionAn estimated 750,000 people turned out to cheer the team

Thousands of Liverpool fans have been celebrating the club's historic Champions League win at a parade through the city.

Jurgen Klopp's team became champions of Europe for a sixth time when they beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid.

They arrived at Liverpool Airport ahead of the open-top bus parade.

It began at Allerton Maze and ended near the waterfront after moving slowly through a sea of red. Police estimated more than 750,000 fans turned out.

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Image caption Fans line Liverpool's waterfront for the parade
Jurgen Klopp and Jordan Henderson hold aloft the cup as they come out of the plane at Liverpool AirportImage copyright PA
Image caption Manager Jurgen Klopp and captain Jordan Henderson brought the Champions League trophy back to Liverpool
Several fans have lined the route through LiverpoolImage copyright Reuters
Image caption Thousands turned out to watch the team's homecoming

The Reds won the all-Premier League final at Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano 2-0 thanks to an early Mohamed Salah penalty and a late Divock Origi strike.

Liverpool midfielders James Milner (L) and Jordan Henderson hold the trophy on the busImage copyright Getty Images
Image caption Midfielders James Milner (left) and Jordan Henderson hold the trophy on the bus
A young fan waits in anticipation for the parade with a woman watching himImage copyright EPA
Image caption A young fan waits in anticipation for the parade

Liverpool fan Dave Williams, who was among those on the route, said: "They've fought so hard all the way and deserve a heroes' welcome.

"The hairs on the back of my neck are standing on end at the thought of seeing the cup back in the city where it belongs."

Liverpool fan Dave Williams and family
Image caption Liverpool fan Dave Williams (left) said the team "deserve a heroes' welcome"
Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri and Jurgen KloppImage copyright PA
Image caption Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri and Jurgen Klopp enjoy their Sunday bus ride

Flares trailing red smoke and sporadic outbreaks of the club's European anthem "Allez, Allez, Allez" added to an electric atmosphere on the route.

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Image caption Fans celebrate after their team became European champions for the sixth time
Jurgen Klopp and players with trophy as they come out of planeImage copyright Getty Images
Image caption The squad posed with the trophy at Liverpool Airport

The Sewells family travelled from their Nottingham home to make the trip to Liverpool.

Dad Richard, 42, said: "We just had to be here and I'm pleased we made the trip because the atmosphere is electric."

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Image caption The Sewells family travelled from Nottingham
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Media captionFrom Merseyside to New York, fans celebrate

Relive the parade's highlights here.


This news item was provided by the BBC Sport - Football website - the original link is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-48472068