Fans line the streets to support Liverpool team on homecoming parade

Thousands line streets to cheer on Jurgen Klopp's side on homecoming parade. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/PA Images

Fans lined the streets of Liverpool to show support for Jurgen Klopp's team on their return from the Champions League Final in Paris.

The Reds were denied a seventh European cup as Real Madrid won the 2022 Champions League final, for a record breaking 14th time.

But it has been a memorable season for Liverpool, who had set their sights on the quadruple but had to settle for two trophies after winning the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.

They missed out on winning the Premier League, one point behind Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp beaming on the open top bus tour

Jurgen Klopp and his team had beaming smiles as their open top bus made its way through the city, cheered on by fans along the route.

The parade also included for the first time, the Liverpool FC Women's side who won the Women's Championship trophy in April.

A bride and groom join fans for the homecoming parade and mark the moment with a kiss

A bride and groom join the sea of red in the city centre and marked the moment with a kiss.

There were flares, screams and cheers as the team passed through the city.

Supporters said they were proud of their team, and just happy to be able to get out and celebrate with them, especially after the Covid pandemic which kept people apart.

Earlier the team made a poignant visit to the Heysel memorial, to mark the 37th anniversary of the disaster in which 39 people died.

Jurgen Klopp and captain Jordan Henderson laid flowers at the memorial at the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand, to remember the tragic events following Liverpool FC' s match v Juventus in the final of the European Cup.

Players on the team bus greeted by cheers and flares
Fans packed the streets to show support for Jurgen Klopp's side with the Liver Building a stunning backdrop

Merseyside Police praised the behaviour of fans:

Assistant Chief Constable Chris Green said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of people who lined the streets of Liverpool today to welcome home the Liverpool team.

“This was a wonderful opportunity to show the world what a great place Liverpool is and how passionate the people of Liverpool are about their football teams and their city.

“The atmosphere was fantastic and it was great to see so many people, young and old, lining the nine miles of the parade route.

“Over the past two days Liverpool has hosted tens of thousands of people, both to watch last night’s game and today’s parade, and I am pleased that only a small number of incidents have been reported during that time. The overall feedback we have received has been very positive."

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"I would like to thank our officers who have been involved in the policing of the city centre and the parade.

“I would also  like to thank our partners, including Liverpool City Council, Culture Liverpool, LFC, British Transport Police, Merseytravel, Mersey Fire and Rescue Service, the North West Ambulance Service and St John Ambulance for the planning and effort they have put in to ensure the success of this event."And finally, I would also like to thank the public of Merseyside, and visitors to the city, who came to Liverpool and enjoyed a memorable day out."