Jurgen Klopp warns Liverpool fans following mass celebrations. “Please – celebrate – but celebrate in a safe way and in private settings.”
Andy Cooke, Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, said on social media that 15 people were arrested on Friday night, and that officers were “subjected to a number of violent confrontations”.
Liverpool fans gathered in large numbers to celebrate their first league title in 30 years.
A joint statement by the club, police, council and a fans’ group called the gatherings “wholly unacceptable”.
Klopp wrote an open letter in the Liverpool Echo to fans on Monday to thank them for their support, saying “this is our moment”, but pleaded with supporters to celebrate “in a safe way and in private settings”.
“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.
“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.”
“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.”
Credit: Sky Sports