Liverpool goalkeeper Jurgen Klopp urges fans not to gather for the celebration

Liverpool goalkeeper Jurgen Klopp urges fans not to gather for the celebration

In an open letter published in Liverpool Echo, said that although he appreciated the support, he “did not like” the scenes on the city waterfront on Friday, when people ignored police warnings and took to the streets.

Merseyside police reported that more people were injured at the celebrations and that fireworks were aimed at the iconic city’s Liver Building, sparking a small fire, and police were involved in a number of violent clashes.

Thousands of people also gathered in front of Anfield Stadium on Thursday, after Liverpool were confirmed champions of England.

“I am a human being and your passion is also my passion, but at the moment the most important thing is that we do not have that kind of public gatherings,” Klopp wrote.

“We owe it to the most endangered in our community, to the health workers who gave so much and to whom we applauded both the police and the local authorities who help us as a club not to do that.”

“Please – celebrate – but celebrate in a safe way and in private settings, without risking spreading this terrible disease further in our community.”

The UK recorded 311,151 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 43,550 deaths, according to The the latest figures.

‘Please stay home’

Over the weekend, Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson reiterated a plea that fans not gather and said he was frustrated by those ignoring warnings from the club, health experts and authorities.

“For me, it was extremely disappointing, because the message we gave after the gathering in front of Anfield on Thursday was about the public message about health and safety about Covid-19 and the fact that this virus is still very much alive and kicking,” he said in video posted on Twitter.

“I say what I say in grief, not in anger, because people’s lives, your lives, their lives are at risk.”

The club has repeatedly told fans not to gather outside the stadium before, during or after the remaining matches.

Liverpool face Manchester City in the Premier League on Thursday, before returning to Anfield on Sunday to play Aston Villa.

Klopp promised the fans that one day he would have the opportunity to celebrate with the team, but only when it was safe.

“When the time comes, we will celebrate. We will enjoy this moment and paint the city red. But for now, please stay home as much as possible,” he continued.

“This is not the time to be in the big city center or to get close to football fields.”

He added: “I already knew and liked the German word solidarität before coming to Liverpool, and now I have learned that the English word is solidarity because I have heard it used by our fans in recent months.

“For me, it’s more about any kind of Liverpool people than any other. That’s why they came together to make PPE. That’s why they’ve delivered food and medicine packages to people when they need them the most, and that’s why they gather at so many different ways in such a difficult time. “

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