There was a mixture of opinion among some Liverpool fans on social media in response to a report from David Maddock in The Mirror about the potential consequences of the Reds winning the Premier League.
He reported that police have been consulted over preventing thousands of the club’s supporters from congregating on the streets outside Anfield to celebrate on the day that Jurgen Klopp’s team could be crowned champions, with a link to the report shared by @AnfieldWatch on Twitter.
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) April 28, 2020
As reported in The Mirror, there are fears that swarms of Liverpool supporters could ignore social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic and take to the streets in a mass celebratory gathering to savour what would be their first league title in 30 years. Maddock stated that the issue could represent a significant obstacle in plans to resume the season, with the Premier League and the government keen to see it recommence (as per Sky Sports).
On the day after the Reds won the Champions League last year, approximately 750,000 people lined the streets of Liverpool for the homecoming, an indicator as to the mass celebrations that the club’s successes can spark. The prospect of another public outpouring of joy prompted mixed opinion among these Reds fans on Twitter, with some adamant that they will celebrate in style and others pleading caution amid the current circumstances:
will be mayhem
— MagicMoSalah (@magicmosalah11) April 28, 2020
They got no chance !
— ( Colin Green ) ?????? (@Ghost9552) April 28, 2020
Good luck stopping hundreds thousands from being there, not a chance unless the whole country’s police forces combine to be there
— AH (@aledhughes0809) April 28, 2020
I love my club, would not do this, anybody with half a brain would not do this, the players won’t be at the ground so why would anybody hang around outside? Apart from the ground itself, other supporters and media, with an agenda, there’d be nothing to see.
— Lorraine Murphy (@Lorrain06558097) April 29, 2020
No real genuine #LFC fans will turn up
— Anfield_Sam (@Anfield_Sam) April 28, 2020
Im sure all Liverpool fans would take staying inside if it prevents the league being voided
— Paul (@OKane_LFC) April 28, 2020
Liverpool fans, would you be tempted to celebrate in public if the Reds win the Premier League or do you think supporters should keep their joy confined to home given the COVID-19 restrictions? Join in the discussion by commenting below!