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Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson tweeted a photo of Pier Head

Liverpool FC has condemned the behaviour of some fans who gathered in the city to celebrate the Premier League title win as “wholly unacceptable”.

Flares were lit as thousands turned up at Pier Head waterfront despite restrictions on gatherings.

Firefighters extinguished a small fire at the landmark Liver Building.

Mayor Joe Anderson said the events “brought Liverpool Football Club and the city of Liverpool into disrepute”.

Liverpool FC issued a joint statement with the city council and Merseyside Police, saying: “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.”

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