Hundreds of Liverpool fans gathered outside Anfield, to celebrate the club`s Premier League win, disregarding the social distancing measures.
After a 5-3 victory against Chelsea, Liverpool lifted the Premier League trophy for the first time in thirty years. After a match against Chelsea on Wednesday night, Merseyside Police had to order a dispersal as hundreds of Liverpool supporters were crowding outside Kop end.
Despite police warnings to stay at home, a number of Liverpool supporters gathered, disregarding social distancing rules and the wearing of face masks, risking the spread of the coronavirus.
Police officers arrested nine fans on suspicion of excessive alcohol consumption, drink and drug driving, affray and disorder.
In a statement, Superintendent Dave Charnock said: “We’re aware of the significant impact that anti-social behaviour can have on individuals and communities, and we will be targeting people we suspect of being involved in this type of behaviour in the area.
“To the vast majority of law-abiding members of the community and Liverpool fans, I just want to remind them that this order is not about bothering people going about their legitimate daily business.
“We would like to thank the vast majority of you who are adhering to the restrictions currently in place to protect the wider community as well as those who are continuing to keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour and reporting it to us.
“It has never been more important than now to ensure that we all follow Government advice to ensure the safety of those living in Merseyside.”
Liverpool City Council urged the people to observe social distancing measures while they are celebrating, in order to keep themselves, their families and the NHS safe.