Liverpool warn club supporters to stay away from Anfield ahead trophy-lifting ceremony

Liverpool warn club supporters to stay away from Anfield ahead trophy-lifting ceremony

- Liverpool urged their fans to stay at home ahead of the Premier League trophy presentation

- Fans were unruly on June 26 when the Reds were confirmed as champions of England

- The club are taking no chances this time, with several roads leading to Anfield being closed four hours to the game against Chelsea.

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Liverpool Football club sent an urgent plea to fans ahead of the trophy-lifting spectacle set for Anfield on Wednesday, July 22.

The Reds tackle Chelsea 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.

Don’t gather at Anfield: Liverpool fires warning to fans ahead of trophy-lifting ceremony
Liverpool FC has urged fans to stay at home during the trophy presentation. Photo: Getty Images.
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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.

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Restrictions in England are still in full effect although there are slight concerns that some rogues and excited fans might decide to tempt fate and head to Anfield to celebrate with their team.

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Liverpool, hours before the Chelsea clash, released a statement on their website in an attempt to ensure there are repeat of scenes a few weeks ago when it was confirmed they were champions of England.

“The club is asking for everyone’s support in protecting the health and safety of fellow fans and loved ones by not congregating at the stadium.

"By supporting the team from home and following government guidance, you will be playing your part to keep Liverpool and the local community safe,” the statement read.

Liverpool warn club supporters to stay away from Anfield ahead trophy-lifting ceremony
Liverpool stars celebrate a goal. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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When the Reds were confirmed champions on June 26, hundreds of Liverpool fans threw caution to the wind as they gathered outside Anfield to celebrate a famous Premier League triumph.

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Liverpool are however taking extra caution this time, including closing several roads leading to Anfield.

"Anfield Road will be closed from four hours before kick-off between Skerries Road and Alroy Road.

"Walton Breck Road will remain open; however, we may be required to close the road for health and safety reasons during the game," it added.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Apostle Suleman has been a staunch supporter of Arsenal football club and he has publicly expressed his undying love for the Gunners who remain tenth on the Premier League standings.

The Gunners have been far from impressive this season and on Tuesday night, July 21, their problems were compounded when Aston Villa dashed their UEFA Europa League qualification hopes with a 1-0 over them.

“These guys just give somebody headache...well, it’s my typical Arsenal. Days after elevation to such great heights, we need proper investment for next season. The season ain't over though,” Apostle Suleman tweeted.

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