Jürgen Klopp urged fans from Liverpool to celebrate “safely” after thousands of people gathered on Friday night on the waterfront of the city. Fans met for the second night of celebrations at the Pier Head after the club first became England champions on Thursday in 30 years.
Some arrests were made after glasses and bottles were thrown at police officers as the celebrations continued in the early hours in the center of town. Merseyside Police said after a firework landed on a balcony the Liver Building had suffered £ 10,000 worth of damage.
Klopp wrote in an open letter to the Liverpool Echo newspaper about his appreciation for the enthusiasm, loyalty, and game knowledge of the fans as he praised them and the community for helping the club win the Premier League title.
And he wasn’t impressed with the scenes at the weekend when he said: “The scenes that took place on Friday at the Pier Head are something I haven’t missed and I have to say that. I’m a human being and your passion is also my passion, but the most important thing right now is that we don’t have these public gatherings.
“We owe it to the most disadvantaged people in our society, to the health workers who have given so much and whom we praised, and to the police and local authorities who encourage us not to do so as a club. Please celebrate but celebrate healthily and privately, so we do not risk spreading this awful disease in our society any further.
Klopp went on: “We’ve all done so much to fight Covid-19, and that effort can’t be wasted. We owe it to ourselves and each other to do what’s right, and that means being together and being there for each other by being apart at this moment.