Thousands of fans from Liverpool group at Anfield in the night after their side secured the first league title in 30 years, resisting police demands and social distancing. Last night, Merseyside Police sealed off roads around Anfield Stadium, attempting to disperse thousands of Liverpool supporters who were gathered outside the stadium to end the 30-year wait of their team to win the Premier League title.
The Reds, who had to wait three months for glory during the coronavirus pandemic, were crowned champions in Manchester City on Thursday after failing to beat Chelsea.
Yet within one hour of the game, thousands of fans flocked to Anfield to set off flares, cheer and celebrate the championship win, while ignoring social distancing measures, Daily Mail says.
Approximately 5,000 fans managed to surround the stadium before police blocked off roads leading to it, although they did not make any effort to break the crowd.
A handful of police vans and uniformed officers were waiting on the site-despite a lack of social space, the celebrations have been calm. A police helicopter was also seen circling the field.
Manchester City ‘s loss gave Liverpool a first championship win since 1990, ending 30 years of suffering and near misses in second after numerous finishes.
While social distancing initiatives were in place across the city, fans were still flocking to Anfield on foot and by car to mark their side’s moment of glory.
The paths were clogged outside the ground and some fans even climbed the stairs of the main stand. Reds supporters honked their horns and fireworks went off as they announced Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City, with hundreds of fans marching outside the main stand. Despite some wearing masks, the rest defied social distancing rules as they raised flags and scarves and celebrated their Premier League win while marking.
One fan was cheered as he was standing with a beer can and a Jurgen Klopp mask on his head, others were in tears and others carrying kids as young as four.