Jürgen Klopp urged fans from Liverpool to celebrate their victory at the Premier League “safely”, after thousands of people gathered on Friday night on the waterfront of the city.
After Liverpool won their first Premier League in 30 years,, Klopp wrote an open letter to the. In the letter, he expressed his appreciation for the fans’ enthusiasm, loyalty, and knowledge of the game. Also, he praised them and the community for helping the club win the Premier League title.
Yet at the weekend he wasn’t impressed with the scenes of celebration. Fans met for the second night of celebrations at the Pier Head after the club first became England champions on Thursday in 30 years.
In response, he said: “The scenes that took place at the Pier Head on Friday is what I didn’t love so I have to say that. I’m a human being and your passion is my passion as well, but the most important thing right now is that we don’t have these 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.”
After glasses and bottles were hurled at police officers, a number of arrests were made as the festivities proceeded in the centre of town in the early hours. Merseyside Police said the Liver Building had suffered £ 10,000 worth of damage after a firework landed on a balcony.
Moreover, fans clearly hazarded public health by risking the spread of coronavirus, after thousands of people gathered on the waterfront of the city on Friday night.
Klopp continued: “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.”