The route for any potential Liverpool Football Club victory parade through the city centre should the team finish top of the Premier League or win the UEFA Champions League has been revealed.
If Jürgen Klopp’s men triumph in either competition, they would show off their silverware on an open top bus, travelling along Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront.
A Premier League win would see a parade take place on Monday 13 May, whilst a procession to celebrate a UEFA Champions League Final victory would happen on Sunday 2 June. The dates have been requested by LFC.
The team which lifts the trophy will not be confirmed until Sunday 12 May (Premier League) or Saturday 1 June (Champions League), however due to the logistical challenges needed to arrange parades of this scale, Liverpool City Council has made the announcement now so residents and businesses can prepare.
The Champions League parade would take place when Liverpool is already staging two major events – River Festival Liverpool and the Bordeaux Wine Festival – which are expected to attract tens of thousands of people to the waterfront.
Both parades would start at 4pm.
The route begins at Allerton Maze and will travel north bound on Queens Drive towards the Fiveways roundabout and Rocket flyover. From there it will journey along:
• Queens Drive
• Mill Bank
• West Derby Road
• Leeds Street
• The Strand
• Route finishes at Blundell Street
The River Festival Liverpool event would start earlier than advertised on Sunday to accommodate a parade with details to be announced at a later date.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson says: “Whichever team you support, there is no doubting the positive impact sporting success for each of our clubs has on the city, not just economically but also in terms of a feel-good factor. It rightly generates huge pride and attracts massive international attention.
“If the Reds win one or two trophies, they will receive a well-deserved heroes’ welcome and we will put on a show to make the city proud.”