A victory parade for Liverpool FC, both mens and womens teams, will take place the day after the Champions League final regardless of the result. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool City Council has confirmed a victory parade for Liverpool FC will go ahead on Sunday, May 29 – the day after the Champions League final in Paris.
Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson had already invited the club to hold a parade possibly dependent on the outcome of the match against Real Madrid. However, with both the Carabou Cup and FA Cup in the bag, the event is to go ahead anyway.
This is the only time all players are available due to the majority of them traveling on international duty to represent their respective countries immediately after this date. And it’s not just about the men’s team. For the first time, the parade will also include Liverpool FC Women who clinched the FA Women’s Championship trophy last month.
As the date of the victory parade falls on the anniversary of the Heysel Stadium disaster, throughout the morning of the anniversary Liverpool FC, supported by Liverpool City Council, will pay tribute to the 39 supporters who lost their lives on that day.
The 13.5km victory route, the same as the 2019 parade, will start at Allerton Maze at 4pm in the south of the city. It will then travel north bound on Queens Drive towards the
Fiveways roundabout (in Childwall) and on to the Rocket flyover. From there it will journey along:
- Queens Drive
- Mill Bank
- West Derby Road
- Leeds Street
- The Strand
- Route finishes at Blundell Street
To find out all about road closures, public transport, viewing areas or to track the parade on a live Google map, head to Culture Liverpool which is home to a useful series of FAQs. Culture Liverpool will organise the parade but the full costs of the parade will be met by Liverpool FC.
Mayor Anderson said: “I’m pleased we will be celebrating the achievements of both the men and women’s teams. A huge amount of work goes on behind the scenes in preparation for an event of this size and scale, so it’s fantastic that the city are now going to be able to experience this.
“Lifting the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup and the FA Women’s Championship trophy is an incredible achievement that deserves to be acknowledged and we have everything crossed that they won’t be the only trophies they are lifting on the day.”