Champions League: Liverpool prepares to host victory parade

Jurgen Klopp and Jordan Henderson hold aloft the cup as they come out of the plane at Liverpool Airport Image copyright PA
Image caption Manager Jurgen Klopp and captain Jordan Henderson brought the Champions League trophy back to Liverpool

Thousands of Liverpool fans are preparing to celebrate the club’s historic Champions League win at a parade through the city.

Jurgen Klopp’s team were crowned champions of Europe for a sixth time when they beat Spurs 2-0 in Madrid.

They arrived at Liverpool Airport on Sunday afternoon ahead of an open-top bus parade, due to begin at 16:00 BST.

It will start at Allerton Maze before ending in a celebration on the city’s waterfront.

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Media captionFrom Merseyside to New York, fans celebrate

The bus will travel along Queens Drive, Mill Bank, West Derby Road, Islington, Leeds Street and The Strand.

It will finish at Blundell Street, where The Mersey River Festival and Bordeaux Wine Festival events are taking place.

The Reds won the all-Premier League final at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano 2-0 thanks to an early Mohamed Salah penalty and a late Divock Origi strike.

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Image caption Klopp said winning the Champions League was the ‘best night of our professional lives’

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said it expected “tens of thousands of people” to attend the celebration.

Liverpool City Council is advising fans to line the full length of the route, as there will be no central focal point to the parade.

Rolling road closures will be put in place and motorists are advised to plan journeys carefully.

Police are advising people use public transport where possible. They said trains and buses will be running to a Sunday timetable with some rail services affected by engineering works.

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