Singing Liverpool fans fill streets of Paris before Champions League final


As many as 60,000 Liverpool fans have traveled to Paris for tonight’s Champions League Final where they have taken over areas of the romantic city with renditions of their anthem

Liverpool fans have flooded the area in Paris

Tens of thousands of Liverpool fans have filled the streets of Paris with renditions of their world famous anthem, as their team seeks a seventh European title.

The Reds face 13-times champions of Europe Real Madrid this evening in a repeat of the 2018 final.

Fans of the Anfield side will be hoping their team can go one better than that year – when they were beaten by two goalkeeping blunders and Gareth Bale wonder strike- and take home the trophy.

Ahead of the Champions League final kick-off a sea of ​​red shirts have descended in the Cours de Vincennes area of ​​the city where a fanzone has been set up.







Renditions of You’ll Never Walk Alone were heard in Paris
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Traffic has been brought to a standstill as 50,000 fans sung renditions of You’ll Never Walk Alone, as well as football playing supporters and flares being flung on to roads.

Fan John Racks, 39, from the Wirral, Merseyside, said: “Yeah, the drinking started early, the sun’s out now and it’s getting to my head a bit.

“I’d like to say at nearly 40 I’m careful but I kind of got lost and started drinking this morning, now I’m smashed.

“The atmosphere here is boss, the city is red.”







Around 60,000 fans of the Reds are in France
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Another said: “I’m sat here on top of some statue in Paris with my mates, there’s nothing more you need.

“Just a few beers and hopefully a win for the Reds, lovely.”

Supporter Luke Queens, 23, said: “I’m proper nervous, confident in the team but it’s a final isn’t it?

“I hope the beer settles my nerves before then, we need the first goal.”







This fan hangs on to a traffic light in the French streets
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Many of the fans have traveled despite not owning any of the tickets – some of which reached £9,000 – for the Stade de France.

Earlier it was reported a group of Liverpool supporters used a dinghy to cross the English Channel ahead of the Champions League Final in Paris.

Paddy O’Toole’s 12 mates hired a boat to travel to Saint Malo, France, after their easyJet flight to Paris was cancelled. amid the airline’s software failure .







The fans will be hoping to go a step further than in 2018
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They left Huyton, Merseyside, and managed to get a flight to Jersey, where Paddy lives, before scrambling a boat across the water.

That’s despite none of the fans holding a ticket for the huge tie.

speaking to liverpool echo Paddy said: “My lad Patrick’s mates Adam and Tom Dring who are from Huyton, had their EasyJet flight cancelled, so their Dad rushed them down to Heathrow to try to get a flight but there was nothing.







Fans were seen playing football by the Eiffel Tower
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“They got a flight to Jersey last minute and they met up with us and asked could we get them to France.”

Liverpool have reached the final having put together a near-perfect run, winning their six group games before beating Inter Milan, Benfica and then Villarreal in the knockout stages.

Madrid’s route has been significantly less serene, with more than their fair share of memorable comebacks.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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