Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool fans to ‘do what is right’ following scenes of mass celebrations at Pier Head following the club’s first League title win in thirty years. The Merseyside Police has already arrested more than 10 people and it is possible for the city of Liverpool to ban games from Anfield as long as the celebrations continue.
After winning their first league title in thirty years and their first ever title in the Premier League on Thursday, fans of Liverpool have been celebrating in the city centre. A joint statement by the club, police, council and fan’s group called the mass celebrations ‘wholly unacceptable’.
Klopp has now also joined in and has a clear message to all the fans: “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,” Klopp wrote in the Liverpool Echo.
“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. 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.”
“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. 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.”