Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

Tens of thousands of Liverpool fans have descended on Paris and painted the city red ahead of tonight’s Champions League final. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side will take on 13-time winners Real Madrid at the Stade de France, just north of the French capital. 

A huge sea of red shirts surrounded the Cours de Vincennes area in the south-east area of Paris during the morning, where a fan zone has been set up.

As many as 50,000 supporters, largely ticketless, began gathering early during the day, some starting the drinking from 7am, bringing traffic in the area to a standstill as roads were closed off.

Footballs were being kicked into the air and banners being flown while flares which were prohibited by French authorities were let off in the fan zone.

The huge crowd then sang You’ll Never Walk Alone before cheering club legend Kenny Dalglish to a stage which has been set up. He told supporters how remarkable Liverpool’s season had been before they chanted his name.

A heavy police presence is in the area, including armed officers. Meanwhile, on the Champs Elysees, fans could be handed a €135 fine by police if they wear club colours – including hats, scarves and banners. 

Dailymail reported.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is an entertainment and football lover, promoter, analyst and writer. He aspires to make a name in the media company. He is the CEO of Soccercruz (News site, Podcast, Radio and Television). email: zobanwosu88@gmail.com, phone number: +2348063046744.

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