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Champion League: Merseyside turned red as Liverpool celebrate sixth European Cup

Liverpool celebrated their sixth European Cup trophy on Sunday with an open-top bus tour around the city. Merseyside police estimate over 750,000 people attended the parade with many supporters coming from a variety of countries around the globe.

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The Reds defeated Tottenham Hotspur, 2-0, at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday night. On Sunday, they arrived back on Merseyside to showed off their latest piece of silverware, the club’s sixth European Cup, to fans.

After a night of celebrations, Liverpool’s players arrived at John Lennon Airport and returned to the city ahead of the parade. The team’s bus was decorated following the team’s victory in Madrid with the words “Champions of Europe”.

The entire city was a sea of red, something that made every Evertonian’s heart run cold, as supporters decked out in Liverpool shirts and scarfs tossed confetti into the air.

Liverpool’s open-top bus was followed by screaming fans, red flare smoke, and almost endless celebrations from those in attendance.

The Champions League victory over Tottenham Hotspur was Liverpool’s sixth European Cup victory overall. Mohamed Salah’s first-half penalty saw the Reds jump out to an early lead following Moussa Sissoko’s handball.

Champions League semifinal hero Divock Origi, a second-half substitute, scored Liverpool’s second three minutes from time.

The win was Liverpool’s first Champions League trophy victory since their amazing 2005 final in Istanbul.

Since their win over AC Milan under Rafael Benitez, the Reds had lost two Champions League Finals. In 2007, Liverpool lost to AC Milan in a rematch of the game from two years previously. Their second loss was against Real Madrid in the 2017 final.

The victory in Madrid marked manager Jurgen Klopp’s first European trophy. Klopp led Borussia Dortmund to the final in 2013 but they were defeated on the night by Bayern Munich.

Klopp oversaw Liverpool’s Europa League and Champions League Finals losses to Sevilla and Real Madrid, respectively. It is believed with his duck no broken on Merseyside, the Reds could win more silverware under the German’s leadership.