The route for Liverpool FC’s potential victory parade across the city, should they triumph over Sevilla in the Europa League final this week, has been revealed.
If it takes place, the parade is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people out onto the streets of Liverpool.
Although the winners will not be confirmed until this Wednesday (18 May), Liverpool City Council is announcing its intentions today (16 May) to ensure residents and businesses in the city can properly prepare for the potential event.
Should Liverpool FC win the title, the council will formally invite them to hold a victory parade in the city the following day (19 May). Starting at 5pm, the parade will see the Liverpool team parade the trophy on an open top bus.
The route starts on West Derby Road, at the junction of Green Lane, and will head towards the city centre travelling along:
- Churchill Way
- Dale Street
- Water Street
- The Strand
- Wapping/Chaloner Street (junction of Parliament Street), where it will end.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson says: “We know many people are superstitious and don’t want to think about a victory parade until the title is in the bag, but unfortunately that isn’t an option for those involved in organising an event of this scale.
“Whether we have a parade depends on the result on Wednesday, but due to the number of roads being closed and the impact this has on businesses and residents, it makes sense that we are as prepared as we can be.”