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A huge crowd of about 750,000 people gathered to welcome their champions at Merseyside on Sunday to celebrate the club’s Champions League Victory Parade.

The Reds beat their Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspurs by 2-0 to on Saturday to win the finals of the Champions League in Madrid. The Liverpool side secured its sixth European Cup title with this win. Mohamed Salah gave the kick start that Liverpool needed by scoring a wonderful penalty, backed by another goal by Divock Origi which gave the reds an unstoppable edge over the Hotspurs.

The Jurgen Klopp led squad traveled across the city in an open-top bus, cheering and dancing. The city was sunk in the wave of red and about hundreds and thousands of people were on the road, singing and cheering for the ‘Champions of Europe.’

Fireworks and red flares dazzled across the city as the team passed along. People from places far and wide joined the parade to get a glimpse of their favorites. The city Mayor, Joe Anderson laid out an estimated crowd of about 750,000 people on the streets of Merseyside, exceeding the population of the city, which is 552,000.  Joe Anderson took to Twitter to thank all the people and managing staff who were involved in organizing the parade.

Liverpool also shared some mesmerizing pictures and videos, on which stated, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” The victory has acted as a boost for the team as they closely lost the Premier League title, even after 97 points. They finished after Manchester City by just a single point difference.

The Journey So Far

Though the journey to the finals was not at all easy for the Reds, overturning all the odds, they finally won the title which was looking almost impossible after a 3-0 loss from Lionel Messi’s Barcelona. Liverpool defeated Barca in one of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of football by securing a 4-3 win at Anfield, Liverpool’s home ground.

Before this one, Liverpool FC has done this wonder 5 other times. The first win came in 1977 in Rome against Borussia Moenchengladbach. After this, they secured another consecutive win in 1978 against Bruges at Wembley. The count did not stop, and they went on to win the title in Paris against Real Madrid in 1981, against Roma in 1984 in Rome and against AC Milan in 2005 in a historic match in Istanbul. They have waited a long time to secure this win under Jurgen Klopp by defeating Tottenham recently.

The team has changed a lot under Klopp, and so has its strategy. It is the trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino that has changed the team’s style to an attacking one. Together, they scored 89 goals this season. But it was the defense that led the Reds to the Champions League win. They conceded 22 goals in 2018-19 Champions League season. Liverpool’s performance of this season made them the most well- deserved team for the title.