Liverpool’s Premier League coronation against Chelsea is shown by Sky Sports on the free-to-air channel in an effort to get fans to stay home and on the street after thousands gathered in the city center after the title win last month .
- Liverpool receive the Premier League trophy after hosting Chelsea
- Sky Sports will broadcast the game on their free channel Pick
- Thousands ignored social distance guidelines in the city center last month
The Premier League coronation in Liverpool will be available for free next week as the club and local authorities want to encourage fans to stay at home and off the streets.
There were ugly scenes in the city center the day after Liverpool’s title win was confirmed last month by Chelsea’s win over Manchester City last month.
Thousands ignored the social distance rules and gathered in large numbers to mark the club’s first league title in 30 years.
Liverpool’s Premier League coronation against Chelsea will be shown on free-to-air TV
Authorities want to avoid similar city center scenes that followed last month’s title win
Supporters had been told to stay at home and follow government guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic, but those warnings were ignored by many fans, many of whom had waited 30 years for their side to be crowned champions to see.
The festivities lasted until Friday night, and problems broke out around Pier Head when missiles were thrown at the police while fighting officers. In total, 15 people were arrested.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson claimed that 300 fans had fought with the police for more than two hours on Friday night, while the streets were littered with waste the next morning.
The authorities would like similar scenes to be avoided when they raise the trophy and take appropriate measures.
Liverpool said in a statement, “LFC and the Premier League are asking fans to stay home to enjoy the ceremony and not travel to Anfield on Wednesday night.”
Thousands gathered outside the Liver Building in the city center the night after the title victory
Police were attacked and hit by missiles by Liverpool supporters as fans gathered to win city center league title
One fan was arrested (left), causing anger among fellow fans who wanted to let him go
The game between The Reds and Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday night will be shown on Sky Sports’ free channel Pick.
It’s Liverpool’s last home game of the season and Jordan Henderson and Co will finally get their hands on the trophy.
Jurgen Klopp wrote an open letter to the Liverpool Echo in which he addressed the major meetings.
Klopp wrote, “What I didn’t like – and I have to say this – were the scenes that took place on Pier Head on Friday.
“I am human and your passion is also my passion, but at the moment the most important thing is that we don’t have this kind of public gatherings.
Thousands of Liverpool fans gathered outside Anfield to celebrate their title win last month
“We owe it to the most vulnerable in our community, to the health workers who have given so much and cheered, and to the police and local authorities who are helping us as a club not to do this.
“Please – four – but four in a safe way and in private settings, with no risk of further spreading this terrible disease in our community.
‘If it were different, I would love nothing more than to celebrate together, have a parade that would be even bigger than the one we won in the Champions League last year, so we could all share this special moment, but it’s just not possible.
“We have all done so much to fight COVID-19 and this effort cannot be lost. We owe it to ourselves and to each other to do the right thing, which means being together and being there for the moment by being separate. ‘