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Thousands flock to streets to celebrate Champions League victory in Liverpool

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Liverpool players celebrate their Champions League victory surrounded by supporters in Liverpool.
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Liverpool players celebrate their Champions League victory surrounded by supporters in Liverpool.
CNN —  

After a flurry of Spurs’ missed chances towards the final whistle, Liverpool’s unlikely Champions League semifinal hero, Divock Origi, sealed the match with a strike in the 88th minute. The final score was 2-0.

Liverpool players, staff and management rode three open-top buses around town. They arrived only hours earlier from Madrid, after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the final Saturday.

Beginning with club captain Jordan Henderson, the players passed around the large European Champion Clubs’ Cup, as it paid its sixth visit to the city.

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It was the first Champions League celebratory parade in Liverpool since 2005. The club also took home European honors for the tournament’s predecessor, the European Cup, in 1977, 1978, 1981 and 1984.

The parade began at Allerton Maze and will culminate in the city’s waterfront area.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson estimated in a tweet that 250,000 people were in attendance, along with 250 members of the global media.

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