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Liverpool players and staff react to incredible victory parade

It was a homecoming fit for a conquering hero, but for the city of Liverpool, it wasn't just a single hero they were welcoming back, it was their time; the city's team.

The Reds began their journey at the start of Allerton Road, where thousands of fans had already congregated, giving them an impromptu start, a good 1/4 of a mile down the road from the Allerton Maze.

But that was just the beginning, as more than 750,000 Liverpool fans reportedly lined the streets and roads of Liverpool to see their heroes, the new Champions of Europe.

Courtesy of, have a read of some of the reactions from the staff and players of the scenes they saw on their way to their, not doubt, massive party in the city centre:

Jürgen Klopp

"I cannot really describe it because I cried a little bit as well because it's so overwhelming what the people are doing. When you have a direct eye contact and you see how much it means to them that's touching, to be honest. It's brilliant. Thank God the weather changed in a positive direction so we are having a wonderful time here. It's really special.

"I don't know exactly how many people live in Liverpool but there's not a lot of space for fans and supporters of other clubs, so it's incredible! This team is really doing so well and if you are a young kid, which team would you support? There are not a lot of other options and opportunities apart from Liverpool so it's really nice to see. You see in their eyes how much it means. It's unbelievable and it's so intense. Today, wow! It's crazy."

Jordan Henderson

"It's amazing, absolutely amazing. We were looking forward to it straight after the party last night, to get back. It's amazing to come back with the trophy to show the fans."

Virgil van Dijk

"It's amazing, it's something special. You have to really experience it. It's unbelievable what it does to the city and obviously to the club as well. I'm very proud to be sitting on this coach and hopefully we can have more days like this.

"I think there's still more to come but it's already been past my expectations. I'm just taking everything in and enjoying every bit of it with all of these fans."

Peter Krawietz

"For sure I was really convinced about the quality of this team but you never can plan a Champions League campaign. It's just difficult, you need to see how the draw is, the opponents and everything, so you never know. 

"Going to the final again and winning it is unbelievable. It's a fantastic team and we will try to keep this up and go again, we know that we are strong.

"It is absolutely unbelievable. There are not a lot of clubs in the world where you can make this - winning titles and having so much togetherness with the team and the fans."

Alisson Becker

"I have no words to explain because I thought it was a great thing just winning the Champions League, but when you are here feeling the emotion of these people, our supporters, it's amazing.

"I'm happy to have my teammates because this team deserved to win something big this season because we made a great season in the Premier League and the Champions League.

"I put my heart on the pitch and I gave my best for my teammates to win the title and bring the cup to Liverpool."

Joe Gomez

"It's an amazing feeling to share with all the boys. It's special, seriously. You see all these people: it sums up what it means to play for the club and it's special to be part of history."

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