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Liverpool ask fans to stay home for Trophy lift

22 Jul 2020
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Champions urge supporters in UK to watch presentation of silverware after Chelsea match on free-to-air Sky Pick

Today is the day Liverpool will finally get their hands on the Premier League Trophy.

After a 30-year wait for a title Jordan Henderson will lift the Trophy in a special ceremony held on the Kop at Anfield following the match with Chelsea and the Liverpool captain is asking the club's fans to enjoy the occasion from their own homes.

"Liverpool" has been engraved into the Trophy by Asprey, its makers, for the first time, joining the 27 past champions and becoming just the seventh name to adorn its base.

Once engraved, the Trophy makes its way to Anfield, where its ribbons will change from the light blue of Manchester City to the red of Liverpool.

The presentation will be held on the Kop in recognition of the Liverpool fans who are unable to attend because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the match to be held behind closed doors. 

Liverpool captain Henderson has requested to the club's fans to watch the historic Trophy lift from home, where it will be available to all viewers in the United Kingdom on Sky's free-to-air television channel, Pick.

'Celebrate Trophy lift from home'

"It is critically important you stay away from Anfield and enjoy celebrating with us in your own way, at home," the Liverpool captain says.

"The city of Liverpool has been hit hard by COVID-19 and it's important we support our healthcare heroes – the emergency services and key workers – by listening to the advice and staying away from gatherings which aren't safe."

This request has been backed up by similar message from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, the Merseyside police and the Spirit of Shankly fan group.

"The last thing anyone wants is for all Merseyside's patience and selflessness to unravel and for lockdown measures to be reintroduced, as we have seen in other areas," a joint statement said.

TV Info

UK viewers can access Pick on Freeview channel 11, Freesat Channel 144, Sky Channel 159, or Virgin Media Channel 165. 

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