Liverpool: Nine arrested as fans defy police warnings to gather at Anfield

Liverpool: Nine arrested as fans defy police warnings to gather at Anfield

- Liverpool have lifted the English Premier League trophy for the first time in 30 years

- The champions were decorated with the medals and also the trophy in their penultimate league game

- Nine supporters were arrested for flouting warnings not to gather around Anfield

No fewer than nine persons are currently in the Merseyside police net for flouting warnings not to gather around the stadium at Anfield during the Premier League trophy-presentation ceremony.

The Reds defeated Chelsea 5-3 in their final home game of the season in a fixture which fans have anticipated for one reason - to see their team lift their first title in three decades.

There were initial concerns that the pandemic would force Premier League games to be played on neutral grounds, but since the restart, clubs have enjoyed home games, albeit without their fans.

Liverpool as well as the police had earlier sent warnings that no one should gather around the match venue in line with the social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of the pandemic.

Chief Constable Andy Cooke had warned before the game that supporters could face arrest if they congregated in large numbers outside Anfield on Wednesday night.

"I'm not just here as the chief constable of Merseyside Police today," he said.

"I'm here as a father, husband, son and brother who cares about their family and friends and the potential impact a second spike of coronavirus could have on the people of Merseyside."

Liverpool: Nine arrested as Reds’ fans defy police warnings to gather at Anfield

Liverpool fans party all night. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Those who were arrested will be prosecuted according to the police.

Meanwhile, Sadio Mané received a hug as well as a congratulatory message from the Chelsea manager Frank Lampard moments after the Reds lifted the prestigious English Premier League trophy.

In footage, which has now gone viral on social media, Mane was captured walking down the tunnel of the club’s home ground when he called out to the Chelsea boss who then congratulated the player.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Manchester United’s quest for the qualification for a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League suffered a setback when the Red Devils failed to defeat West Ham United on Wednesday night, July 22.

Paul Pogba made a very costly error that dashed United’s chances as he handled the ball in the danger area following a ferocious shot from Declan Rice to hand the visitors a penalty.

According to the club’s captain Harry Maguire, Pogba apologised to his teammates in the dressing room after the game which eventually ended 1-1.

Source: Yen

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