Iverpool will celebrate a trophy-laden season on Sunday with a parade of buses through the streets of the city – whatever the outcome of tonight’s Champions League final.
Jurgen Klopp’s side won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup trophies earlier this year, each coming on penalties after a 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Wembley. The women’s team will also be there, after winning the women’s championship.
An invitation from Liverpool City Council to mark their successes with a bus parade was accepted by the club before they face Real Madrid in Paris, and Sunday May 29 was chosen for the parade.
The procedure begins at 4 p.m. and will last for a few hours as the team travels 13.5 km from the city, on the same route taken for the 2019 Champions League final celebrations.
The parade will start at Allerton Maze in the south-east of Liverpool city center and head north on Queens Drive towards the Childwall’s Fiveways roundabout and then on to the Rocket flyover.
The bus should then cross Queens Drive, Mill Bank, West Derby Road, Islington, Leeds Street and The Strand before terminating on Blundell Street by Liverpool Waterfront.
TV coverage of the parade will be widely shown on Sky Sports News as well as local news channels, as well as BBC News and Sky News, particularly if Liverpool win in Paris.
Police have asked fans to watch the parade locally if possible, rather than heading downtown where views of the bus will be more restricted amid expected large crowds.
Merseyside Police Chief Superintendent Jonathan Davies said: ‘For the event itself, please do not climb. People will inevitably try to gain some sort of height advantage, but this is extremely dangerous. Some of the things you climb on are unsafe; there is enough room for everyone to see safely.
“Sun flares are very dangerous; you don’t really know what you have, they can be hot to hold and give off a lot of smoke, and it ruins your enjoyment and that of those around you. Please act with respect and come enjoy what is going to be a huge day for the city.