LIVERPOOL, England — Hundreds of thousands of fans welcomed Liverpool back to Merseyside as the team paraded its Champions League trophy through the city
Manager Juergen Klopp and his players flew home to Liverpool John Lennon Airport before boarding an open-top bus emblazoned with the message, "Champions of Europe."
Holding aloft the European Cup, Liverpool's players were met by a sea of red as they embarked on a tour of the city
Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in the all-English final in Madrid on Saturday.
A spokeswoman for Liverpool City Council estimated half a million fans turned out for the victory parade. Merseyside Police later put the number at closer to 750,000.
People crammed the
Klopp sat at the back of the bus, occasionally giving the impression of a teacher on a school outing, but he was far from the party pooper, often jumping out of his seat to give a thumbs-up, a wave or a hearty laugh.
The Associated Press