Liverpool football fans celebrate after the club won the English Premier League title for the first time in 30 years.
Jurgen Klopp’s team claimed the title after second-placed Manchester City lost 2-1 to Chelsea in London, meaning Liverpool could not be caught with a 23-point lead over City in seven games to play.
Despite social distancing rules and restrictions on public gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool supporters gathered at Anfield to show their joy at the team’s success.
Fans turned sky red with flares and fireworks and sang famous songs and songs from the club, including the hymn from the team You will never walk alone.
Even as the clock ticked after midnight, the crowd outside Anfield was still swelling, with fans climbing the walls of the stadium. On social media, the hashtags #Liverpool and # ’llNeverWalkAlone were in vogue.
You will never walk alone sounds in the city center as the crowd grows pic.twitter.com/W1AKrlXnm0
– Jenny Kirkham (@PJ_Kirkham) June 25, 2020
All Premier League games since the resumption of competition have been held behind closed doors, so fans were not at the stadium when Liverpool defeated Crystal Palace 4-0 on Wednesday.
A long wait
Celebrations have invaded the city center, with the Cunard Building, near Pier Head, lit up in red for the night.
Elsewhere, St Luke’s Church, known locally as the bombed-out church, has become a focal point for fans to congregate, set off fireworks, and browse their repertoire of songs.
The cars were kept out of the area by the police, but city supporters roared with joy.
“We have all waited so long, all those involved in the club, they had desperately wanted to bring the title home to the supporters,” said the former Liverpool Captain Jamie Carragher, who sprayed a bottle of champagne in the air, told Sky Sports. “You see the scenes tonight. “
WE ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE FIRST LEAGUE !! ? pic.twitter.com/qX7Duxoslm
– Liverpool FC (Premier League Champions ?) (@LFC) June 25, 2020
Liverpool the players gathered in a local hotel and after watching the broadcast of the Stamford Bridge match celebrated among themselves, away from the supporters.
Yes. It is so good. I want to thank all of our supporters who watch us from all over the world. You have made this possible for us and I hope we can continue to bring you the joy you deserve. ? now they will believe us ? ? pic.twitter.com/bqkXM1Fjpj
– Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) June 26, 2020
“We won’t tell you the exact location, but we are all in a hotel together as a team,” said side rear Andy Robertson.
“We thought something special was going to happen, and that’s how it turned out. “