AFTER finally achieving what has been believed to be coming almost from midway through the current Premier League season, the new champions of England Liverpool will now turn their attention to the highly-anticipated trophy parade.
Liverpool City Council have confirmed that The Reds will be able to have their open-top bus parade after winning their first-ever domestic league title in the Premier League era. However, a date is yet to be confirmed as the UK observes strict coronavirus guidelines. The Merseyside club needed only two games to wrap up the title, cruising to the title with a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Wednesday, after playing out to a nil-all draw with city rivals Everton in their first game out on June 21.
Liverpool will now get to parade the club’s first Premier League title in 30 years. The Reds were confirmed as champions on Thursday after second-placed Manchester City, who are the previous defending title-holders, lost to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with seven games left of the season. But Liverpool may not get to parade their title for a while, again, due to the pandemic.
We are looking at plans on how a title win can be celebrated fully and would honour the club’s and fan’s ambitions to have a parade. This will only happen when it is safe to do so; lockdown restrictions have eased and the infection rate of the virus has been reduced,” said a Liverpool City Council statement.
The council believe that even with the reduced one-metre social distancing rules, a parade would be impossible to police safely. Liverpool police and council have asked the clubs’ fans to stay inside and to respect the current lockdown rules. This comes after thousands of Liverpool fans were out celebrating their team’s title-winning campaign on Thursday.
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