Liverpool celebrates Champions League win with bus parade

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Liverpool soccer team ride an open top bus during the Champions League Cup Winners Parade through the streets of Liverpool. (Barrington Coombs/AP)

LIVERPOOL, England — Thousands of people have welcomed Liverpool back to Merseyside after winning the Champions League as the team paraded the trophy through the city centre.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and his players flew home on Sunday before boarding an open-top bus emblazoned with the message, "Champions of Europe."

Holding aloft the European Cup, Liverpool’s players were met by a sea of red as they embarked on a tour of the city centre. Huge crowds of Liverpool fans wearing the team’s jersey and flying flags packed out roadsides, chanting and singing in the sunshine.

Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in the all-English final in Madrid on Saturday.

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