Gallery: Huge weekend to mark Liverpool FC victory
Words by Natasha Young
Liverpool Football Club and an army of fans may have jetted out to Madrid for this year’s UEFA Champions League final on 1 June, but there was plenty of action right here in the city.
Supporters packed into venues across Liverpool to watch the team compete against Tottenham Hotspur on big screens and celebrate the 2-0 victory together.
According to Liverpool City Council, 750,000 of the club’s followers were on hand the next day to give Jürgen Klopp and his winning players a heroes’ welcome as they brought home the trophy for a sixth time.
The last time the club won the Champion’s League was in Istanbul in 2005, with other previous wins in 1977, 1978, 1981 and 1984.
There was a sea of red along the streets of the victory parade route, which saw the football icon-filled open top bus travel along Queens Drive, Mill Bank, West Derby Road, Islington, Leeds Street and The Strand.
The team finished their journey, with silverware in hand, at Blundell Street on the edge of the Baltic Triangle.
Liverpool Football Club took to its Twitter account to describe the parade as “the perfect ending to an unforgettable weekend”.