Premier League Champions, Liverpool face being banned from playing their remaining home games unless their excited fans stop partying on the streets.
Thousands of fans swam into the city center despite the repeated warnings over the spread of coronavirus a behavior termed to be “unacceptable” and that “risks public safety”. Liverpool joined Merseyside Police, the City Council, and Mayor Joe Anderson in condemning some of their supporters.
A statement from Liverpool read, “Several thousand people turned up at the Pier Head on Friday and some chose to ignore the social distancing guidance and risk public safety.”
“Our City is still in a public health crisis and this behavior is wholly unacceptable. The potential danger of the second peak of COVID-19 still exists and we need to work together to make sure we don’t undo everything that has been achieved”.
“When it is safe to do so, we will all work together to arrange a victory parade when everyone can celebrate”.
“Until that time, the safety of our City and our people continues to be our No 1. Priority”.
The Premier League declined to comment on the activity going on but the local Ground Safety Advisory Group may come under pressure to recommend revoking the safety certificate Anfield needs to stage matches.
Liverpool has three home games left. Aston Villa on Sunday, then Burnley before Chelsea on the penultima weekend of the season.
The Blues match is when the Prem plans to present the trophy. But, recent events could scupper the plans and further tarnish the long-awaited achievement with skipper Jordan Henderson forced to raise the Prem trophy in a neutral venue rather than an empty Anfield.