Jurgen Klopp's Emotional Message To Liverpool Fans After Chaotic Premier League Title Celebrations
Liverpool were declared Premier League champions on Thursday evening and the scenes turned sour on the second night of celebrations.
Supporters gathered at the Pier Head and a number of arrests were made as celebrations spilled into the city, with the Liver Building suffering £10,000 of damage after being hit by a firework.
A balcony of the historic Liver Building in #Liverpool was set on fire after fireworks were seen crashing into the landmark as Liverpool fans celebrated the club's Premier League triumph- Zora Suleman (@ZoraSuleman) June 27, 2020
Footage online shows large firework rockets crashing into the buildings windows pic.twitter.com/5YRlr6w2Ln
Klopp decided to take action and has issue a plea for Reds fans to celebrate passionately, but safely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"What I did not love - and I have to say this - was the scenes that took place at the Pier Head on Friday," the German said in the Liverpool Echo.
"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."
He then went on to explain he would love a parade as big as the one following his side's Champions League triumph last season - but only when the coronavirus has been eradicated.
"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."
Liverpool City Council have confirmed that a parade will be held to commemorate the title victory when it is safe to do so.
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