750,000 Fans Turn Out For Liverpool's Champions League Parade
750,000 people turned out to welcome home Champions League winners Liverpool in unbelievable scenes.
Hundreds of thousands of fans flooded the streets of the city for Liverpool's parade on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp and his team arrived back in Liverpool on Sunday following their Champions League final victory in Madrid on Saturday.
The squad were met by a sea of reds as they traveled on an open-top bus. It began at Allerton Maze and ended near the waterfront as fans climbed anything to gain a vantage point. We're talking lampposts and traffic lights.
Fireworks were lit with some letting off red smoke bombs to add to the incredible atmosphere.
A spokesperson for Liverpool City Council said around half-a-million supporters attended the parade, though major Joe Anderson claimed the figure was closer to 750,000.
To put that in perspective, Liverpool's population is 552,000. Amazing support.
From start of parade at Mather Avenue to the end at Brunswick St approx 750,000 people cheered .@LFC winners of the Champions League. Thank you to all my team at LCC in particular Sue Lee and her events team our St Cleansing teams, Police and everyone who made it happen. #pride:purple_heart:
- Joe Anderson (@mayor_anderson) June 2, 2019
Champions League final 'Man of the Match' Virgil van Dijk paid tribute to Liverpool fans on social media: "Unbelievable, thank you Reds," he wrote accompanied with a jaw-dropping picture of the parade.
Unbelievable, thank you Reds! #YNWA :trophy: pic.twitter.com/Y2Q5iuRJjR
- Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) June 2, 2019
Yesterday was surreal. Thanks to everyone for making the city feel like... Anfield! pic.twitter.com/uQjEum74YJ
- Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) June 3, 2019
The commanding Dutchman can do the lot. He even tried his hand at presenting, and he smashed it. Shock.
We all know @VirgilvDijk can defend and score...but does he have what it takes to become @LFCTV's new presenter?! :joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/Q1xkS7vRTo
- Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 2, 2019
Liverpool have now six European titles to their name following their 2-0 victory over Tottenham on Saturday.
Mohamed Salah opened the scoring in the second minute before super-sub Divock Origi doubled his side's advantage in the 86th minute.