Liverpool presented with 'Champions Banners' at Melwood
The manager of the Reds has pleaded that fans should stay home and avoid flouting directives installed to constrain the novel coronavirus from spreading wide.
Liverpool have been presented with the Champions Flags at Melwood to celebrate their Premier League triumph.
The Reds ended a three-decade famine of Premier League trophy last Thursday after Chelsea halted Manchester City at Stamford Bridge by 2-1 to surrender the title to Jurgen Klopp’s men. Liverpool on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, affirmed their form after Project Restart by hitting four goals pass Crystal Palace at fortress Anfield – Trent Arnold, Mohamed Salah, Fabinho, and Sadio Mane were on the score sheet.
The Reds received the banners before training on Monday, June 29, 2020, proclaiming their brilliant campaign in the 2019/20 league season.
Thousands of fans on Friday trooped to Pier Head to celebrate the win in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. The manager, Jurgen Klopp in his open address to Liverpool supporters has pleaded that they observe the various protocols outlined by government until the time is right to celebrate.
“What I did not love – and I have to say this – was the scenes that took place at the Pier Head on Friday. I am a human being and your passion is also my passion but right now, the most important thing is that we do not have these kind of public gatherings. We owe it to the most vulnerable in our community, to the health workers who have given so much and whom we have applauded and to the police and local authorities who help us as a club not to do this. Please - celebrate - but celebrate in a safe way and in private settings, whereby we do not risk spreading this awful disease further in our community.
“If things were different I would love nothing more than to celebrate together, to have a parade that would be even bigger than the one after we won the Champions League last year, so that we could all share this special moment but it just is not possible. We have all done so much to fight COVID-19 and this effort cannot go to waste. We owe it to ourselves and each other to do what is right and at this moment that means being together and being there for one another by being apart.
When the time is right, we will celebrate. We will enjoy this moment and we will paint the city red. But for now, please stay at home as much as possible.
“This is not the time to be in the city centre in big numbers or to go near football grounds. At the start of this crisis, I said that we did not want to play in an empty stadium but if it meant that it helped just one person stay healthy we would do it no questions asked and nothing has changed to make me alter this view.”
Liverpool will play Manchester City on Thursday at the Etihad and a guard of Honor reception will be offered to the Champions.