Thousands of Liverpool fans line the streets around the city as Jurgen Klopp’s men parade their FA Cup and Carabao Cup trophies – less than 24 hours after their Champions League final heartbreak in Paris
Fans lined the streets to welcome Liverpool home hours after their Champions League final heartache as Jurgen Klopp and his Premier League stars paraded their FA Cup and Carabao Cup trophies on an open-top bus tour.
The Reds could not capture a treble as they were narrowly beaten by Real Madrid at the Stade de France on Saturday, but they received a rapturous reception as they weaved through Liverpool to celebrate a sensational season.
Manager Klopp was seen grinning with his players, who missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City on the final day of the season despite beating Wolves at Anfield.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (right) was all smiles as he cradled the Carabao Cup on Sunday
The Reds were able to celebrate the double hours after losing in the Champions League final
Sadio Mane’s future is unclear and the Senegal forward has been linked with Bayern Munich
Hot prospect Harvey Elliott (right) posed with smiling striker Mohamed Salah during the tour
Roads were closed around the city as the squad took a route of more than eight miles in a ceremony that had been planned since the side’s dramatic FA Cup final win over Chelsea on penalties on May 14.
Klopp was seen sampling a beer and players including formidable defender Virgil van Dijk, who was nominated for the Ballon d’Or, also enjoyed a drink.
Smiling Premier League joint top-scorer Mohamed Salah appeared to have recovered from the despair of failing to win Europe’s most prestigious club competition.
Defender Virgil van Dijk enjoys a drink following the exertions of the club’s 63-game campaign
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota celebrates with the FA Cup on the open-top bus tour on Sunday
Fans could not wait to see their heroes and created waves of red smoke as they filled the city
The bus set off from Allerton Maze and weaved its way towards The Strand, flanked by crowds
Captain Jordan Henderson offered a wave as the midfielder celebrated an impressive season
Vinicius Junior scored the winner for Madrid in the final with a 59th-minute strike that Liverpool were unable to reply to.
Prolific striker Salah confirmed this week that he will stay at Anfield next season but is yet to extend his contract beyond the end of the 2022-23 campaign.
Sadio Mane appeared pensive in some shots of the celebration as the Senegal favourite continues to be linked with a move to German giants Bayern Munich amid reports he wants to leave this summer for a new challenge.
Supporters saw the team lose only two league games all season as they pushed City all the way
Despite failing to repeat their league glory of 2019-20, there was plenty for Liverpool to savour
The squad had hoped to capture a quadruple at one point but ended with a domestic double
Boss Klopp drank to Liverpool’s success after further cementing himself as a legend at the club
Captain Jordan Henderson started the final and waved to his admirers as he took the plaudits at the end of a season in which Liverpool finished a point behind City.
City wobbled on a thrilling final day of the title race, falling 2-0 behind to Aston Villa as a shock defeat loomed – and that would have allowed Liverpool to overtake them with their victory against Wolves.
Pep Guardiola’s side rallied late to beat Villa 3-2 and retain the title at the Etihad Stadium, ensuring Liverpool’s win was academic.
Liverpool FC Women were also able to relax on board and reflect on winning a trophy in style
The team won the FA Women’s Championship in style, finishing 11 points clear of London City
Both of the teams were cheered on by thousands of admirers as the city recognised their stars
Improvising fans had some of the choicest views of the parade and were not shy to let off flares
The club’s women’s side, who won the FA Women’s Championship in April, were among the stars on the bus showing off hard-earned silverware.
Liverpool FC Women finished 11 points clear of second-placed London City, joining the men’s side in losing only twice all season.
The parade fell on the 37th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium disaster, and tributes were also paid to the 39 supporters who lost their lives in the tragedy.