Former Liverpool defender stabbed while getting out of his car in Merseyside


Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom recovering in hospital after he was stabbed in Merseyside while ‘getting out of his car as he went to visit a relative just hours after playing in Derby’s victory over Reading’

  • Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is in hospital after he was stabbed
  • It is claimed the Derby player was attacked and robbed as he got out of his car
  • The incident reportedly occurred hours after Wisdom played against Reading
  • Wisdom made his Liverpool debut in 2012 but left for Derby in 2017 

Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is recovering in hospital after he was stabbed and robbed while visiting a relative on Merseyside.

According to The Sun, the Derby County player was ‘stabbed while getting out of his car’ in the Toxteth area of Merseyside.

His sister said: ‘He’s been stabbed and is in hospital. He’s stable and my other brother is on his way there. It’s crazy. I can’t believe it.’

Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is in hospital after he was stabbed and robbed

It is claimed Wisdom was attacked while getting out of his car as he went to visit a relative

It is claimed Wisdom was attacked while getting out of his car as he went to visit a relative

Derby County told Sportsmail: ‘Derby County Football Club can confirm that Andre Wisdom has been the victim of an unprovoked assault and robbery.

‘He sustained injuries which resulted in him being admitted to hospital, where he is in a stable condition.

‘Merseyside police are investigating and the Club will focus its efforts on supporting Andre and his family. Therefore we will not be making any further comment at this time.’

It is claimed the incident occurred just hours after Wisdom played in Derby’s 2-1 Championship win over Reading on Saturday.

A source told The Sun: ‘It’s awful news. He must have been on a high after his team played so well. To then have something like this happen is just tragic. It was totally unprovoked. 

Wisdom made his Liverpool debut in 2012 before leaving the club for Derby permanently

Wisdom made his Liverpool debut in 2012 before leaving the club for Derby permanently

Wisdom has played over 100 times for Derby and is a key man in their promotion push

Wisdom has played over 100 times for Derby and is a key man in their promotion push

‘It’s impossible to imagine what his family must be going through.

‘All his fans wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully he’ll be back on the pitch again soon.’ 

Wisdom signed for Liverpool as a youngster and worked his way through the club’s youth system. He made his first-team debut in September 2012 in a Europa League game against Young Boys.

After falling out of favour at Anfield, Wisdom moved to Derby in 2017 and has played for the Rams ever since.

Wisdom has played over 100 times for Derby and is a key man in their hopes to reach the Premier League. They are just three points off the play-off places at present.  

Former Liverpool defender stabbed while getting out of his car in Merseyside


Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom recovering in hospital after he was stabbed in Merseyside while ‘getting out of his car as he went to visit a relative just hours after playing in Derby’s victory over Reading’

  • Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is in hospital after he was stabbed
  • It is claimed the Derby player was attacked and robbed as he got out of his car
  • The incident reportedly occurred hours after Wisdom played against Reading
  • Wisdom made his Liverpool debut in 2012 but left for Derby in 2017 

Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is recovering in hospital after he was stabbed and robbed while visiting a relative on Merseyside.

According to The Sun, the Derby County player was ‘stabbed while getting out of his car’ in the Toxteth area of Merseyside.

His sister said: ‘He’s been stabbed and is in hospital. He’s stable and my other brother is on his way there. It’s crazy. I can’t believe it.’

Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is in hospital after he was stabbed and robbed

It is claimed Wisdom was attacked while getting out of his car as he went to visit a relative

It is claimed Wisdom was attacked while getting out of his car as he went to visit a relative

Derby County told Sportsmail: ‘Derby County Football Club can confirm that Andre Wisdom has been the victim of an unprovoked assault and robbery.

‘He sustained injuries which resulted in him being admitted to hospital, where he is in a stable condition.

‘Merseyside police are investigating and the Club will focus its efforts on supporting Andre and his family. Therefore we will not be making any further comment at this time.’

It is claimed the incident occurred just hours after Wisdom played in Derby’s 2-1 Championship win over Reading on Saturday.

A source told The Sun: ‘It’s awful news. He must have been on a high after his team played so well. To then have something like this happen is just tragic. It was totally unprovoked. 

Wisdom made his Liverpool debut in 2012 before leaving the club for Derby permanently

Wisdom made his Liverpool debut in 2012 before leaving the club for Derby permanently

Wisdom has played over 100 times for Derby and is a key man in their promotion push

Wisdom has played over 100 times for Derby and is a key man in their promotion push

‘It’s impossible to imagine what his family must be going through.

‘All his fans wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully he’ll be back on the pitch again soon.’ 

Wisdom signed for Liverpool as a youngster and worked his way through the club’s youth system. He made his first-team debut in September 2012 in a Europa League game against Young Boys.

After falling out of favour at Anfield, Wisdom moved to Derby in 2017 and has played for the Rams ever since.

Wisdom has played over 100 times for Derby and is a key man in their hopes to reach the Premier League. They are just three points off the play-off places at present.  

Shocking video appears to show grinning Liverpool fan snorting line of cocaine


A shocking video has emerged which appears to show a Liverpool fan snorting white powder off a the hat of a police officer during celebrations to mark their first Premier League title.

Large crowds gathered at Pier Head in the city centre to celebrate Liverpool winning their first league title in 30 years.

There were clashes with police and fireworks were thrown at the Liver Building but a video has since surfaced which shows a small group of grinning supporters showing off the hat which has a line of white powder on the top. 

Two of the group snort the powder with one identified as ‘Joe’ in the clip which was posted on Twitter.   

A white powder is seen on the hat as the group of young men are seen smiling showing it off while stood in the packed crowd

A shocking video appears to show a Liverpool supporter snorting white powder off the hat of a police officer during Friday’s celebrations to mark the club winning the Premier League title

One supporter is seen pushing a policeman as ugly clashes broke out during Friday's celebrations

Missiles were then thrown at police as the violence continued into the early hours at Pier Head in the city centre

Police were assaulted and struck by missiles by football supporters on Friday night as Liverpool supporters gathered to celebrate winning the league title in the city centre

More than 1,000 fans gathered in the city centre and police confirmed 15 arrests were made

More than 1,000 fans gathered in the city centre and police confirmed 15 arrests were made

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said he was left heartbroken by the 'disgusting behaviour'

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said he was left heartbroken by the ‘disgusting behaviour’

The video emerged after a 19-year-old was charged for throwing a firework at the Liver Building on a night when Merseyside police officers were struck by missiles and pushed to the ground by Liverpool supporters as ugly scenes broke out in the city centre on Friday.

Matthew Egglesden, 19, has been charged by police for causing criminal damage after a firework was thrown from Pier Head and exploded on collision with the building. 

He is scheduled to appear at Liverpool Magistrates court on Monday and the police are now stepping up their efforts to identify others who were involved in violent clashes with officers on the ground.  

Liverpool clinched their first league title in 30 years on Thursday night and on Friday, more than 1,000 people gathered at Pier Head in the city centre to continue the celebrations, only for violence to overshadow the gathering.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson shared a video of the violence and said that 300 fans ‘fought for over two hours’ with police before it all subsided in the early hours of Saturday morning.  

Anderson said he was left heartbroken following the violent scenes and believes the ‘mindless behaviour’ damages the city’s reputation.  

Missiles were thrown at officers and Merseyside Police confirmed 15 arrests were made with CCTV and body-cam footage to be analysed to look for any more perpetrators.   

Following confirmation of Liverpool’s first Premier League title, shocking scenes have been captured, including fireworks being thrown at the city’s iconic Liver building. The fireworks led to a fire on a balcony on the side of the building. 

Anderson’s video of ‘ugly scenes’ on his Twitter page saw violent clashes with police.

The video shows police being pushed and struck by objects after they have one man restrained on the floor.  In the final moments of the clip, some individuals step in to help the police and diffuse the situation. 

One supporter was detained on the ground and that caused anger among his fellow fans who demanded he was let go

Police remonstrated with angry supporters before clashes broke out with objects thrown

One fan was detained (left) and that caused anger among fellow fans who wanted him let go

Police have urged more understanding of the need to adhere to social distancing rules with the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing as fans had consecutive nights celebrating in the city

Police have urged more understanding of the need to adhere to social distancing rules with the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing as fans had consecutive nights celebrating in the city

In a statement released on Saturday, Chief Constable Andy Cooke said: ‘One man was arrested for assault after another man suffered head injuries. The injured male was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition. Two officers also suffered minor injuries after missiles were thrown at them by people in the crowd.

‘The crowds dispersed from the Pier Head at around 1:30am. But soon after there were reports of further crowd issues in other parts of the city centre. Officers intervened but again missiles were thrown at them.

‘In total 15 people, at the Pier Head and in the city centre, were arrested for various offences including public order offences, drunk and disorderly and affray.’

The gatherings, which included a huge gathering outside Anfield on Thursday night after the league title was confirmed, have been condemned with a frustration at the disregard for social distancing rules amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

‘I cannot stress enough that these gatherings put an unnecessary strain on our emergency services and could mean that we might not be able to get to other people who really need us,’ Cooke added. 

‘In the coming days we will be reviewing CCTV and Body Worn Camera footage to identify those involved in criminal and anti social behaviour and we will be issuing images through the media to find those responsible. I would urge anyone who has any information about those involved to contact us. 

Liverpool's players celebrated their league title win at Formby Hall on Thursday evening

Liverpool’s players celebrated their league title win at Formby Hall on Thursday evening

Victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday was played without fans in attendance to celebrate

Victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday was played without fans in attendance to celebrate

Fans instead congregated outside Anfield on Thursday to toast the Premier League title win

Fans instead congregated outside Anfield on Thursday to toast the Premier League title win

‘We are still in a public health crisis and we need to work together with the public of Merseyside to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.’ 

Following sharing the video, Mayor Anderson added in the police statement: ‘An occasion for celebration has been turned instead into headlines of disgraceful behaviour. 

‘Our city is, rightly, proud of the phenomenal success of one of our football teams. But the time for public celebration in crowds is not now. Our city remains in the grip of a major public health crisis and this behaviour is wholly unacceptable. Let me be clear – lives are at risk.

‘Seeing thousands of people congregating at the Pier Head into the early hours and the ugly scenes shared on social media afterwards was heartbreaking to see. Fireworks, flares and tons of litter, amount to nothing but disrespect for our city.

‘This mindless behaviour has the potential to damage Liverpool’s reputation – both the club’s and the city. I don’t believe this is how the team would like their achievement to be remembered.’   

Liverpool FC had earlier put out a joint statement with police and the council in which they condemned supporters failing to abide by social distancing rules. 

Following the mass gathering, there was a deluge of litter strewn across the city centre

Following the mass gathering, there was a deluge of litter strewn across the city centre

The statement read: ‘Several thousand people turned up at the Pier Head on Friday June 26 and some chose to ignore the social distancing guidance and risk public safety.

‘Our city is still in a public health crisis and this behaviour is wholly unacceptable.

‘The potential danger of a second peak of Covid-19 still exists and we need to work together to make sure we don’t undo everything that has been achieved as a region during lockdown.

‘When it is safe to do so, we will all work together to arrange a victory parade when everyone can come together to celebrate. Until that time, the safety of our city and our people continues to be our number one priority.’

Anyone that has any further information on flares that were set alight on Friday night, who threw a firework at the Liver Building, or any other criminal incident that may have occurred is urged to get in touch with Merseyside Police. They can be reached @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously. 



Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson hits out at ‘ugly scenes’ as football fans threw missiles at police


A 19-year-old has been charged for throwing a firework at the Liver Building on a night when Merseyside police officers were struck by missiles and pushed to the ground by Liverpool supporters as ugly scenes broke out in the city centre on Friday.

Matthew Egglesden, 19, has been charged by police for causing criminal damage after a firework was thrown from Pier Head and exploded on collision with the building. 

He is scheduled to appear at Liverpool Magistrates court on Monday and the police are now stepping up their efforts to identify others who were involved in violent clashes with officers on the ground.  

Liverpool clinched their first league title in 30 years on Thursday night and on Friday, more than 1,000 people gathered at Pier Head in the city centre to continue the celebrations, only for violence to overshadow the gathering.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson shared a video of the violence and said that 300 fans ‘fought for over two hours’ with police before it all subsided in the early hours of Saturday morning.  

Missiles were then thrown at police as the violence continued into the early hours at Pier Head in the city centre

Police were assaulted and struck by missiles by football supporters on Friday night as Liverpool supporters gathered to celebrate winning the league title in the city centre

One supporter was detained on the ground and that caused anger among his fellow fans who demanded he was let go

Police remonstrated with angry supporters before clashes broke out with objects thrown

One fan was detained (left) and that caused anger among fellow fans who wanted him let go

More than 1,000 fans gathered in the city centre and police confirmed 15 arrests were made

More than 1,000 fans gathered in the city centre and police confirmed 15 arrests were made

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said he was left heartbroken by the 'disgusting behaviour'

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said he was left heartbroken by the ‘disgusting behaviour’

Anderson said he was left heartbroken following the violent scenes and believes the ‘mindless behaviour’ damages the city’s reputation.  

Missiles were thrown at officers and Merseyside Police confirmed 15 arrests were made with CCTV and body-cam footage to be analysed to look for any more perpetrators.   

Following confirmation of Liverpool’s first Premier League title, shocking scenes have been captured, including fireworks being thrown at the city’s iconic Liver building. The fireworks led to a fire on a balcony on the side of the building. 

Anderson’s video of ‘ugly scenes’ on his Twitter page saw violent clashes with police.

The video shows police being pushed and struck by objects after they have one man restrained on the floor.  In the final moments of the clip, some individuals step in to help the police and diffuse the situation. 

Police have urged more understanding of the need to adhere to social distancing rules with the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing as fans had consecutive nights celebrating in the city

Police have urged more understanding of the need to adhere to social distancing rules with the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing as fans had consecutive nights celebrating in the city

In a statement released on Saturday, Chief Constable Andy Cooke said: ‘One man was arrested for assault after another man suffered head injuries. The injured male was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition. Two officers also suffered minor injuries after missiles were thrown at them by people in the crowd.

‘The crowds dispersed from the Pier Head at around 1:30am. But soon after there were reports of further crowd issues in other parts of the city centre. Officers intervened but again missiles were thrown at them.

‘In total 15 people, at the Pier Head and in the city centre, were arrested for various offences including public order offences, drunk and disorderly and affray.’

The gatherings, which included a huge gathering outside Anfield on Thursday night after the league title was confirmed, have been condemned with a frustration at the disregard for social distancing rules amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

‘I cannot stress enough that these gatherings put an unnecessary strain on our emergency services and could mean that we might not be able to get to other people who really need us,’ Cooke added. 

‘In the coming days we will be reviewing CCTV and Body Worn Camera footage to identify those involved in criminal and anti social behaviour and we will be issuing images through the media to find those responsible. I would urge anyone who has any information about those involved to contact us. 

Liverpool's players celebrated their league title win at Formby Hall on Thursday evening

Liverpool’s players celebrated their league title win at Formby Hall on Thursday evening

Victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday was played without fans in attendance to celebrate

Victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday was played without fans in attendance to celebrate

Fans instead congregated outside Anfield on Thursday to toast the Premier League title win

Fans instead congregated outside Anfield on Thursday to toast the Premier League title win

‘We are still in a public health crisis and we need to work together with the public of Merseyside to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.’ 

Following sharing the video, Mayor Anderson added in the police statement: ‘An occasion for celebration has been turned instead into headlines of disgraceful behaviour. 

‘Our city is, rightly, proud of the phenomenal success of one of our football teams. But the time for public celebration in crowds is not now. Our city remains in the grip of a major public health crisis and this behaviour is wholly unacceptable. Let me be clear – lives are at risk.

‘Seeing thousands of people congregating at the Pier Head into the early hours and the ugly scenes shared on social media afterwards was heartbreaking to see. Fireworks, flares and tons of litter, amount to nothing but disrespect for our city.

‘This mindless behaviour has the potential to damage Liverpool’s reputation – both the club’s and the city. I don’t believe this is how the team would like their achievement to be remembered.’   

Liverpool FC had earlier put out a joint statement with police and the council in which they condemned supporters failing to abide by social distancing rules. 

Following the mass gathering, there was a deluge of litter strewn across the city centre

Following the mass gathering, there was a deluge of litter strewn across the city centre

The statement read: ‘Several thousand people turned up at the Pier Head on Friday June 26 and some chose to ignore the social distancing guidance and risk public safety.

‘Our city is still in a public health crisis and this behaviour is wholly unacceptable.

‘The potential danger of a second peak of Covid-19 still exists and we need to work together to make sure we don’t undo everything that has been achieved as a region during lockdown.

‘When it is safe to do so, we will all work together to arrange a victory parade when everyone can come together to celebrate. Until that time, the safety of our city and our people continues to be our number one priority.’

Anyone that has any further information on flares that were set alight on Friday night, who threw a firework at the Liver Building, or any other criminal incident that may have occurred is urged to get in touch with Merseyside Police. They can be reached @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously. 



Liverpool ‘could be BANNED from playing at Anfield’ if fans don’t stop partying in the streets


Liverpool could be banned from playing their remaining home games at Anfield unless fans stop partying in the streets, according to reports.

The club joined Merseyside Police, the City Council and mayor Joe Anderson in condemning some of their own supporters’ behaviour after thousands flooded to Pier Head in the city centre to celebrate the team’s success – despite repeated warnings over the spread of the coronavirus.

And now according to The Sun, the club could have their stadium’s safety certificate revoked by the local Ground Safety Advisory Group if the wild celebrations continue.

Liverpool could be banned from playing at Anfield if fans don’t stop partying in the streets

Rowdy Liverpool fans took to the city centre to celebrate the club's Premier League title win

Rowdy Liverpool fans took to the city centre to celebrate the club’s Premier League title win

Liverpool have three more home games where they will host Aston Villa next Sunday, then Burnley before Chelsea on the penultimate weekend of the season.

The match against Chelsea is when the Premier League plan on presenting the trophy to Jurgen Klopp’s men.

However, recent events could force Jordan Henderson and Co to lift the trophy at a neutral venue should the celebrations in the city centre continue. 

It comes after jubilant fans took to the streets on Merseyside to celebrate Liverpool’s Premier League title win, which saw supporters gathering in the city centre and ignoring social-distancing rules, while mounds of rubbish were left once the crowds had dispersed.

Reports suggest Liverpool could face repercussions if fans don't adhere to social distancing

Reports suggest Liverpool could face repercussions if fans don’t adhere to social distancing

Liverpool have three home games left and will want to lift the trophy at Anfield next month

Liverpool have three home games left and will want to lift the trophy at Anfield next month

The Liver Building, one of the city’s most iconic structures, was even filmed briefly being set alight after an individual appeared to target it with a firework, which led to the club and other authorities releasing a damning statement, describing the unsavoury incidents as ‘wholly unacceptable’. 

It read: ‘Throughout the last week, Liverpool Football Club, Merseyside Police, Liverpool City Council and Spirit of Shankly have worked together to consistently remind people that the region is still disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and ask people to celebrate LFC’s Premier League title win safely. 

‘Several thousand people turned up at the Pier Head on Friday, June 26 and some chose to ignore the social distancing guidance and risk public safety. 

‘Our city is still in a public health crisis and this behaviour is wholly unacceptable. 

‘The potential danger of a second peak of Covid-19 still exists and we need to work together to make sure we don’t undo everything that has been achieved as a region during lockdown. 

‘When it is safe to do so, we will all work together to arrange a victory parade when everyone can come together to celebrate.  

Hundreds of tonnes of rubbish had to be cleared after being dumped by fans in the city centre

Hundreds of tonnes of rubbish had to be cleared after being dumped by fans in the city centre

Bottles and cans were strewn across the city centre as workers were tasked with clearing them

Bottles and cans were strewn across the city centre as workers were tasked with clearing them

Liverpool fans began the 48-hour party after Chelsea defeated Manchester City on Thursday

Liverpool fans began the 48-hour party after Chelsea defeated Manchester City on Thursday

‘Until that time, the safety of our city and our people continues to be our number one priority.’

Merseyside Police chief constable Andy Cooke later confirmed that 15 people were arrested for ‘violent disorder’ during Friday night’s scenes.

His statement read: ‘Those who gathered last night have potentially increased the danger of a further rise in the pandemic. In addition, the actions of the minority were not only irresponsible, but also criminal.  

‘It is tarnishing the reputation of our city and Liverpool Football Club.

‘Last night children and families were present alongside others, and heavy handed police intervention was therefore not appropriate at the time.

‘Later on in the night, 15 people were arrested for violent disorder and my officers were subjected to a number of violent confrontations. This is not acceptable.’

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, urged people in response to leave the area and delivered the stark warning that the city had already lost ‘far too many people to the illness’.  

Mayor Joe Anderson blasted Liverpool fans as they partied on the streets for a second night

Mayor Joe Anderson blasted Liverpool fans as they partied on the streets for a second night

The masses had descended on Pier Head, but the night was marred with a number of injuries. 

Merseyside Police officers attempted to disperse the crowds across the night, but there were also further reports of violence and vandalism. 

A police helicopter was reportedly heard over the city centre around 2am as officers attempted to seize control of the situation, with ambulances also spotted at the waterfront to assist.

Officers were given the power to break up the large gatherings through a Dispersal Order, which was issued around the centre of the city.

The official figures concerning the state of the pandemic in Liverpool shows 544 registered coronavirus-related deaths up to June 12. 

There were 1,677 cases altogether up to June 25.

Liverpool's first top-flight title was confirmed on Thursday after Chelsea beat Manchester City

Liverpool’s first top-flight title was confirmed on Thursday after Chelsea beat Manchester City

On Thursday night, around 5,000 supporters ringed Anfield to celebrate before police sealed off nearby roads. 

A handful of police vans and uniformed officers were stationed around the stadium, and the fervent atmosphere was peaceful despite the lack of social distancing. 

Liverpool’s barren run of top-flight success was banished with Manchester City suffering defeat at Stamford Bridge, and Jurgen Klopp’s men were filmed enjoying themselves at a secret base after watching the game together.

The table toppers have suffered just one defeat all season on their path to glory, and the players revelled in their success before emerging the next morning bleary-eyed.

Liverpool ‘could be BANNED from playing at Anfield’ if fans don’t stop partying in the streets


Liverpool could be banned from playing their remaining home games at Anfield unless fans stop partying in the streets, according to reports.

The club joined Merseyside Police, the City Council and mayor Joe Anderson in condemning some of their own supporters’ behaviour after thousands flooded to Pier Head in the city centre to celebrate the team’s success – despite repeated warnings over the spread of the coronavirus.

And now according to The Sun, the club could have their stadium’s safety certificate revoked by the local Ground Safety Advisory Group if the wild celebrations continue.

Liverpool could be banned from playing at Anfield if fans don’t stop partying in the streets

Rowdy Liverpool fans took to the city centre to celebrate the club's Premier League title win

Rowdy Liverpool fans took to the city centre to celebrate the club’s Premier League title win

Liverpool have three more home games where they will host Aston Villa next Sunday, then Burnley before Chelsea on the penultimate weekend of the season.

The match against Chelsea is when the Premier League plan on presenting the trophy to Jurgen Klopp’s men.

However, recent events could force Jordan Henderson and Co to lift the trophy at a neutral venue should the celebrations in the city centre continue. 

It comes after jubilant fans took to the streets on Merseyside to celebrate Liverpool’s Premier League title win, which saw supporters gathering in the city centre and ignoring social-distancing rules, while mounds of rubbish were left once the crowds had dispersed.

Reports suggest Liverpool could face repercussions if fans don't adhere to social distancing

Reports suggest Liverpool could face repercussions if fans don’t adhere to social distancing

Liverpool have three home games left and will want to lift the trophy at Anfield next month

Liverpool have three home games left and will want to lift the trophy at Anfield next month

The Liver Building, one of the city’s most iconic structures, was even filmed briefly being set alight after an individual appeared to target it with a firework, which led to the club and other authorities releasing a damning statement, describing the unsavoury incidents as ‘wholly unacceptable’. 

It read: ‘Throughout the last week, Liverpool Football Club, Merseyside Police, Liverpool City Council and Spirit of Shankly have worked together to consistently remind people that the region is still disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and ask people to celebrate LFC’s Premier League title win safely. 

‘Several thousand people turned up at the Pier Head on Friday, June 26 and some chose to ignore the social distancing guidance and risk public safety. 

‘Our city is still in a public health crisis and this behaviour is wholly unacceptable. 

‘The potential danger of a second peak of Covid-19 still exists and we need to work together to make sure we don’t undo everything that has been achieved as a region during lockdown. 

‘When it is safe to do so, we will all work together to arrange a victory parade when everyone can come together to celebrate.  

Hundreds of tonnes of rubbish had to be cleared after being dumped by fans in the city centre

Hundreds of tonnes of rubbish had to be cleared after being dumped by fans in the city centre

Bottles and cans were strewn across the city centre as workers were tasked with clearing them

Bottles and cans were strewn across the city centre as workers were tasked with clearing them

Liverpool fans began the 48-hour party after Chelsea defeated Manchester City on Thursday

Liverpool fans began the 48-hour party after Chelsea defeated Manchester City on Thursday

‘Until that time, the safety of our city and our people continues to be our number one priority.’

Merseyside Police chief constable Andy Cooke later confirmed that 15 people were arrested for ‘violent disorder’ during Friday night’s scenes.

His statement read: ‘Those who gathered last night have potentially increased the danger of a further rise in the pandemic. In addition, the actions of the minority were not only irresponsible, but also criminal.  

‘It is tarnishing the reputation of our city and Liverpool Football Club.

‘Last night children and families were present alongside others, and heavy handed police intervention was therefore not appropriate at the time.

‘Later on in the night, 15 people were arrested for violent disorder and my officers were subjected to a number of violent confrontations. This is not acceptable.’

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, urged people in response to leave the area and delivered the stark warning that the city had already lost ‘far too many people to the illness’.  

Mayor Joe Anderson blasted Liverpool fans as they partied on the streets for a second night

Mayor Joe Anderson blasted Liverpool fans as they partied on the streets for a second night

The masses had descended on Pier Head, but the night was marred with a number of injuries. 

Merseyside Police officers attempted to disperse the crowds across the night, but there were also further reports of violence and vandalism. 

A police helicopter was reportedly heard over the city centre around 2am as officers attempted to seize control of the situation, with ambulances also spotted at the waterfront to assist.

Officers were given the power to break up the large gatherings through a Dispersal Order, which was issued around the centre of the city.

The official figures concerning the state of the pandemic in Liverpool shows 544 registered coronavirus-related deaths up to June 12. 

There were 1,677 cases altogether up to June 25.

Liverpool's first top-flight title was confirmed on Thursday after Chelsea beat Manchester City

Liverpool’s first top-flight title was confirmed on Thursday after Chelsea beat Manchester City

On Thursday night, around 5,000 supporters ringed Anfield to celebrate before police sealed off nearby roads. 

A handful of police vans and uniformed officers were stationed around the stadium, and the fervent atmosphere was peaceful despite the lack of social distancing. 

Liverpool’s barren run of top-flight success was banished with Manchester City suffering defeat at Stamford Bridge, and Jurgen Klopp’s men were filmed enjoying themselves at a secret base after watching the game together.

The table toppers have suffered just one defeat all season on their path to glory, and the players revelled in their success before emerging the next morning bleary-eyed.

Lauryn Goodman dresses Kyle Walker’s baby in Liverpool FC vest


Lauryn Goodman appeared to make a thinly veiled dig at her ex Kyle Walker on Friday as she dressed their child in a Liverpool FC vest.

The new mum, 29, shared an Instagram image of her little one dressed in a white vest which bore the football club’s name, despite the tot’s father playing for rival team Manchester City. 

It comes just days after she took a swipe at Kyle in an impassioned Father’s Day post on Sunday. 

Hint hint? Lauryn Goodman appeared to make a thinly veiled dig at her ex Kyle Walker on Friday as she dressed their child in a Liverpool FC vest.

In celebration of Liverpool FC winning the Premier League this week, the influencer shared an image of her child wearing the team’s vest, which was brought by her parents.

Alongside the snap, she wrote: ‘When half your family are from Liverpool so they dress baby and Isla in Liverpool FC vests.’ 

She later shared a similar image and message, showing her baby wearing their new outfit. 

Lauryn shares her two-month-old baby – whose name and gender has not been revealed – with Kyle, who she struck up a brief romance with after he split from his partner of 10 years, Annie Kilner. 

Cute: The mum, 29, shared an Instagram image of her little one dressed in a white vest which bore the football club's name, despite the tot's father playing for rival team Manchester City

Cute: The mum, 29, shared an Instagram image of her little one dressed in a white vest which bore the football club’s name, despite the tot’s father playing for rival team Manchester City

This is Kyle’s fourth child, he shares sons Roman, Riaan and Reign with his ex Annie, who he reportedly proposed to recently in a bid to win her back.

Lauryn and her newborn have been isolating with her sister Chloe and her fiancé Grant Hall, who themselves welcomed a baby girl last month. 

It comes after Lauryn reflected on life as a single mother, as she discussed the pressure she feels raising a baby and feeling grateful for her sister’s fiancé being a positive male role model in her child’s life. 

Father: Lauryn shares her two-month-old baby - whose name and gender has not been revealed - with England footballer Kyle Walker (pictured in 2018)

Father: Lauryn shares her two-month-old baby – whose name and gender has not been revealed – with England footballer Kyle Walker (pictured in 2018)

Champions: In celebration of Liverpool FC winning the Premier League this week, the star shared an image of her child wearing the team's vest, which was brought by her parents

Champions: In celebration of Liverpool FC winning the Premier League this week, the star shared an image of her child wearing the team’s vest, which was brought by her parents

She began her post, by saying: ‘Happy Fathers Day to all you wonderful Fathers, single dads we praise you and single Mothers for fulfilling both roles. 

‘I think you are all so amazing. It can be tough at times, but persevere, you are doing the most wonderful job. 

‘They say “Any woman can be a mother, but it takes a bad a** mum to be a father too.” Playing both roles means you get double the love and double the joy, see this as a positive. 

‘In fact, I see my role as a blessing in disguise as I would rather my baby grow up around positive role models, who are selfless. That have morales, integrity and principles.’

Candid: Lauryn took a swipe at ex Kyle in an impassioned Father's Day post on Sunday. The influencer reflected on life as a single mother

Candid: Lauryn took a swipe at ex Kyle in an impassioned Father’s Day post on Sunday. The influencer reflected on life as a single mother

Lauryn went on to thank Grant for being a positive influence for her child, saying: ‘My baby, you are so lucky to have your uncle @hally91 around who works so hard & is nothing but a gentleman. 

‘I am so happy you have him as someone to look up to while growing up. I have seen how he has taken to fatherhood like a duck to water, how he has loved and supported my sister @chloe__goodman through everything. He will teach you everything there is to be a real person.

‘To know I am solely responsible for bringing my baby up makes me work so much harder. I will bring you up with love, respect and strength in a home with wonderful family values.’

Speaking out: Lauryn discussed the pressure she feels raising a baby and feeling grateful for her sister's fiancé being a positive male role model in her child's life

Speaking out: Lauryn discussed the pressure she feels raising a baby and feeling grateful for her sister’s fiancé being a positive male role model in her child’s life

Lauryn then appeared to take a swipe at her ex Kyle, as she discussed her baby inheriting ‘weakness’. 

She stated: ‘You will be brought up to be strong where you make your own decisions and you don’t let anyone influence or control you, because being weak is an inherited sign I don’t wish you to have. 

‘I am so proud of you already and we’ve got this. You are one special bubba who is so beautiful, you fill me with such love everyday. Our journey has just began.’

She concluded: ‘Happy Fathers Day to everyone once again. Have a lovely day with your loved ones. P.S to all you single mums … Keep shining you are doing amazing!’

Not holding back: Lauryn then appeared to take a swipe at her ex Kyle, as she discussed her baby inheriting 'weakness'

Not holding back: Lauryn then appeared to take a swipe at her ex Kyle, as she discussed her baby inheriting ‘weakness’

Liverpool mayor slams football fans partying a second night


Mayor Joe Anderson has blasted Liverpool fans as they party for a second night with little concern for social distancing after their side won their first league title in 30 years. 

The Reds, who had to endure a three-month wait for glory amid the coronavirus pandemic, were crowned champions on Thursday after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea. 

However for a second night in a row crowds of fans flocked to the city centre to let off flares, chant and celebrate the title win, while ignoring social distancing measures. 

In response the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has urged people to leave the area because it is not safe and that the city has already lost ‘far too many people to the illness’.  

Mayor Joe Anderson has blasted Liverpool fans as they party for a second night. Pictured: a man holds a flare outside the Liver Building this evening 

Liverpool fans gather on the Pier Head in the city centre after Liverpool won the League title for the first time in 30 years last night

Liverpool fans gather on the Pier Head in the city centre after Liverpool won the League title for the first time in 30 years last night

The Reds, who had to endure a three-month wait for glory amid the coronavirus pandemic, were crowned champions on Thursday after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea. Pictured are fans this evening

The Reds, who had to endure a three-month wait for glory amid the coronavirus pandemic, were crowned champions on Thursday after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea. Pictured are fans this evening

Joe Anderson posted a series of Tweets this evening sharing his concern for the amount of people gathering in the city centre

Joe Anderson posted a series of Tweets this evening sharing his concern for the amount of people gathering in the city centre

Sharing a picture of the busy scenes in Liverpool this evening Joe Anderson tweeted: ‘There is clearly to many people intoxicated and causing anti social behaviour, around City Centre, Please I urge you leave the City centre now it is not safe.

‘Merseyside Police will take action against people not obeying rules Covid-19 is still a real risk.’

He added: ‘I am really concerned about scenes at Pier Head tonight. I appreciate #LFC fans want to celebrate but please, for your own safety, and that of others, go home and celebrate at home. Covid-19 is still a major risk and our city has already lost far too many people to the illness.’

For a second night in a row crowds of fans flocked to Pier Head in the city centre to let off flares, chant and celebrate the title win, while ignoring social distancing measures

For a second night in a row crowds of fans flocked to Pier Head in the city centre to let off flares, chant and celebrate the title win, while ignoring social distancing measures

In response the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has urged people to leave the area because it is not safe and that the city has already lost 'far too many people to the illness'

In response the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has urged people to leave the area because it is not safe and that the city has already lost ‘far too many people to the illness’

In a separate Tweet in response to people who had asked him why fans were not being moved on he said that councils don’t have the power to do this.

He also urged people to message friends that are there to ask them to come home. 

Official figures show Liverpool registered 544 coronavirus-related deaths up to 12 June and 1,677 cases up to 25 June. 

Last night some 5,000 fans managed to surround the Anfield stadium before police sealed off roads leading to it, though they made no move to break up the party. 

A handful of police vans and uniformed officers waited near the ground – though the celebrations were peaceful despite a lack of social distancing. A police helicopter was also seen circling the ground. 

Sharing a picture of the busy scenes in Liverpool this evening Joe Anderson tweeted: 'There is clearly to many people intoxicated and causing anti social behaviour, around City Centre, Please I urge you leave the City centre now it is not safe'. Pictured are people celebrating tonight

Sharing a picture of the busy scenes in Liverpool this evening Joe Anderson tweeted: ‘There is clearly to many people intoxicated and causing anti social behaviour, around City Centre, Please I urge you leave the City centre now it is not safe’. Pictured are people celebrating tonight 

Liverpool fans let off flares outside the Liver Building in Liverpool to celebrate their team winning

Liverpool fans let off flares outside the Liver Building in Liverpool to celebrate their team winning 

Official figures show Liverpool registered 544 coronavirus-related deaths up to 12 June and 1,677 cases up to 25 June. Pictured are fans in the city centre this evening

Official figures show Liverpool registered 544 coronavirus-related deaths up to 12 June and 1,677 cases up to 25 June. Pictured are fans in the city centre this evening

Manchester City's defeat gave Liverpool a first title win since 1990, ending 30 years of hurt and near-misses after multiple second place finishes. Pictured is a fan celebrating tonight

Manchester City’s defeat gave Liverpool a first title win since 1990, ending 30 years of hurt and near-misses after multiple second place finishes. Pictured is a fan celebrating tonight 

Liverpool, who narrowly missed out on the title to Manchester City last season, have been in stellar form all seasons, losing just one match on their path to glory. Pictured are fans letting off flares in the city centre this evening

Liverpool, who narrowly missed out on the title to Manchester City last season, have been in stellar form all seasons, losing just one match on their path to glory. Pictured are fans letting off flares in the city centre this evening 

Liverpool fans let off flares outside the Liver Building in Liverpool. However fans are being urged to stay away

Liverpool fans let off flares outside the Liver Building in Liverpool. However fans are being urged to stay away

Manchester City’s defeat gave Liverpool a first title win since 1990, ending 30 years of hurt and near-misses after multiple second place finishes. 

Last night’s result leaves Jurgen Klopp’s men 23 points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side with just 21 left to play for.  

It is confirmation of what has been apparent for a long time, given Liverpool’s dominance during the campaign, of which there was further evidence on Wednesday evening when they thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0.  

Liverpool, who narrowly missed out on the title to Manchester City last season, have been in stellar form all seasons, losing just one match on their path to glory. 

Though the title had been destined to head to Merseyside because of Liverpool’s huge lead, there were fears the coronavirus pandemic would cause the season to be cancelled, potentially breaking the hearts of fans. 

But the government allowed the Premier League to restart, paving the way to tonight’s crowning.

Liverpool mayor slams football fans partying a second night


‘Our city has lost too many people’: Liverpool mayor pleads with fans to go home as they party for a second night with little concern for social distancing after their side wins first league title in 30 years

  • The Reds were crowned champions after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea
  • Many fans flocked to Pier Head in the city centre to celebrate and let off flares
  • In response the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson urged people to leave the area 

Mayor Joe Anderson has blasted Liverpool fans as they party for a second night with little concern for social distancing after their side won their first league title in 30 years. 

The Reds, who had to endure a three-month wait for glory amid the coronavirus pandemic, were crowned champions on Thursday after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea. 

However for a second night in a row crowds of fans flocked to the city centre to let off flares, chant and celebrate the title win, while ignoring social distancing measures. 

In response the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has urged people to leave the area because it is not safe and that the city has already lost ‘far too many people to the illness’.  

Liverpool fans gather on the Pier Head in the city centre after Liverpool won the League title for the first time in 30 years last night

The Reds, who had to endure a three-month wait for glory amid the coronavirus pandemic, were crowned champions on Thursday after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea. Pictured are fans this evening

The Reds, who had to endure a three-month wait for glory amid the coronavirus pandemic, were crowned champions on Thursday after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea. Pictured are fans this evening

Joe Anderson posted a series of Tweets this evening sharing his concern for the amount of people gathering in the city centre

Joe Anderson posted a series of Tweets this evening sharing his concern for the amount of people gathering in the city centre

Sharing a picture of the busy scenes in Liverpool this evening Joe Anderson tweeted: ‘There is clearly to many people intoxicated and causing anti social behaviour, around City Centre, Please I urge you leave the City centre now it is not safe.

‘Merseyside Police will take action against people not obeying rules Covid-19 is still a real risk.’

He added: ‘I am really concerned about scenes at Pier Head tonight. I appreciate #LFC fans want to celebrate but please, for your own safety, and that of others, go home and celebrate at home. Covid-19 is still a major risk and our city has already lost far too many people to the illness.’

For a second night in a row crowds of fans flocked to Pier Head in the city centre to let off flares, chant and celebrate the title win, while ignoring social distancing measures

For a second night in a row crowds of fans flocked to Pier Head in the city centre to let off flares, chant and celebrate the title win, while ignoring social distancing measures

In response the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has urged people to leave the area because it is not safe and that the city has already lost 'far too many people to the illness'

In response the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has urged people to leave the area because it is not safe and that the city has already lost ‘far too many people to the illness’

In a separate Tweet in response to people who had asked him why fans were not being moved on he said that councils don’t have the power to do this.

He also urged people to message friends that are there to ask them to come home. 

Official figures show Liverpool registered 544 coronavirus-related deaths up to 12 June and 1,677 cases up to 25 June. 

Last night some 5,000 fans managed to surround the Anfield stadium before police sealed off roads leading to it, though they made no move to break up the party. 

A handful of police vans and uniformed officers waited near the ground – though the celebrations were peaceful despite a lack of social distancing. A police helicopter was also seen circling the ground. 

Sharing a picture of the busy scenes in Liverpool this evening Joe Anderson tweeted: 'There is clearly to many people intoxicated and causing anti social behaviour, around City Centre, Please I urge you leave the City centre now it is not safe'. Pictured are people celebrating tonight

Sharing a picture of the busy scenes in Liverpool this evening Joe Anderson tweeted: ‘There is clearly to many people intoxicated and causing anti social behaviour, around City Centre, Please I urge you leave the City centre now it is not safe’. Pictured are people celebrating tonight 

Manchester City’s defeat gave Liverpool a first title win since 1990, ending 30 years of hurt and near-misses after multiple second place finishes. 

Last night’s result leaves Jurgen Klopp’s men 23 points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side with just 21 left to play for.  

It is confirmation of what has been apparent for a long time, given Liverpool’s dominance during the campaign, of which there was further evidence on Wednesday evening when they thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0.  

Liverpool, who narrowly missed out on the title to Manchester City last season, have been in stellar form all seasons, losing just one match on their path to glory. 

Though the title had been destined to head to Merseyside because of Liverpool’s huge lead, there were fears the coronavirus pandemic would cause the season to be cancelled, potentially breaking the hearts of fans. 

But the government allowed the Premier League to restart, paving the way to tonight’s crowning.

Body-Klopping! Liverpool manager hilariously cuts loose with some dad-dancing


Body-Klopping! Liverpool’s title-winning manager hilariously cuts loose with some dad-dancing in front of his players during their wild party to celebrate finally winning that elusive Premier League title

Footage has emerged of joyous Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp performing a hilarious dance routine for his players as they celebrated winning the Premier League title.

The German finally managed to end Liverpool’s 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England with Chelsea’s win over Manchester City on Thursday the deciding blow for the Reds.

Liverpool’s players gathered to watch the action unfold from Stamford Bridge at the Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa and then stayed at the venue to celebrate well into the early hours of Friday morning.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp delighted his players with some dad dancing at their title party

The German manager took centre stage on the dance floor as his players cheered him on

The German manager took centre stage on the dance floor as his players cheered him on

Dancing to club classic 'Hotel Room Service' by American star Pitbull, Klopp cut loose

Dancing to club classic ‘Hotel Room Service’ by American star Pitbull, Klopp cut loose

Klopp, known how his willingness to get stuck into the celebrations, was ecstatic and showed just how happy he was to finally cut loose on the dance floor.

Footage shows the manager being encouraged by his players to take centre stage as they stood back and let him real off some moves.

Dancing to club classic ‘Hotel Room Service’ by American star Pitbull, Klopp goes on to show off his best moves while the likes of Alisson and Virgil van Dijk cheer him on. 

Klopp was then pictured arriving back at his home in Formby on Friday morning, smiling for the cameras as he drove into his driveway.

Andy Robertson posted another video of the celebrations on Friday morning, joking ‘I only came down for breakfast’ with the majority of the squad still partying in the footage, which was captured hours before. 

Klopp was pictured arriving back at his home in Formby in his car early on Friday morning

Klopp was pictured arriving back at his home in Formby in his car early on Friday morning 

Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea confirmed the Reds’ long wait was over as they sealed their 19th league title and first since the 1989/90 season.

Liverpool are now 23 points clear of closest challengers City with seven matches to go after racking up 28 wins, two draws and only one defeat from their 31 matches so far this campaign.   

With the squad all wearing their famous red home shirt with ‘Champions 2020’ written on the back, stars such as Van Dijk, Mo Salah and Robertson partied long into the night.

In joyous scenes shared by Trent Alexander-Arnold and the rest of the players on social media, fans were given an insight into how the players toasted the biggest night of their careers  

Andy Robertson shared more footage on Friday morning, including a close up of Virgl van Dijk

Andy Robertson shared more footage on Friday morning, including a close up of Virgl van Dijk

Robertson had joked he'd come down for breakfast to see his team-mates still going wild

Robertson had joked he’d come down for breakfast to see his team-mates still going wild

Mohamed Salah (middle, front) shared a group photo with Dejan Lovren (left), Firmino, Alisson Becker and Fabinho (right) as the players partied into the early hours of Friday morning

Mohamed Salah (middle, front) shared a group photo with Dejan Lovren (left), Firmino, Alisson Becker and Fabinho (right) as the players partied into the early hours of Friday morning

Joe Gomez and Georginio Wijnaldum savour their moment of glory arm-in-arm

Joe Gomez and Georginio Wijnaldum savour their moment of glory arm-in-arm

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain laps it all up with arms outstretched as he stands in a soaked shirt

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain laps it all up with arms outstretched as he stands in a soaked shirt

Klopp’s dance-floor antics came just hours after he fought back tears during an emotional interview.

The former Dortmund boss was overcome with emotion and said: ‘We had to convince people and that is what we did together. It is a big moment. I am completely overwhelmed. I had no idea it would feel like this.

‘It’s for you. It is incredible. Celebrate it at home or in front of your house. It is a joy.

‘My coaching staff, I could not be more proud of what a lot of people in Liverpool did. It has been a very exciting ride since the first day. We enjoy this moment. It is the best thing I can imagine. It is more than I could dream.

‘We are in a bubble. I know it is difficult out there for a lot of people. These moments are unforgettable. We will create pictures in the parade for all of our supporters when we can celebrate in a proper manner.

‘It is a mix of the history you created, we are compared with that. We had to write our own story. We have a wonderful mix of players, all winners. It is so incredibly difficult in this competition but consistency drives us.’