Liverpool pay tribute to the Queen as captains Jordan Henderson and Niamh Fahey sign a book of condolences at town hall… as manager Jurgen Klopp tells fans observing a minute’s silence at Anfield is ‘the right thing to do’
- Henderson and Fahey signed a book of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II
- Liverpool captains toured City Hall and were greeted by the Lord Mayor
- The two left messages for Britain’s longest-serving monarch, who died aged 96
- It came as Jurgen Klopp spoke about the minute’s silence at Anfield on Tuesday
Liverpool paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II as Jordan Henderson and Niamh Fahey signed a book of condolences.
Henderson, captain of the men’s team, and Fahey, who skipper the women’s team, traveled to Liverpool Town Hall on Monday where they were greeted by Lord Mayor Roy Gladden.
Dressed in black, the two left messages in the public book of condolences in tribute to the oldest monarch in British history, who died last Thursday at the age of 96.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson signs book of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II
Niamh Fahey, the captain of the Liverpool women’s team, also left a tribute at the town hall
It came as Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said a minute’s silence ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League game with Ajax at Anfield was a fitting way to show respect for the Queen.
Some Liverpool fans chose to boo ‘God Save the Queen’ when it was played at Wembley ahead of their FA Cup final win over Chelsea in May.
Asked about the minute’s silence in his pre-match press conference, Klopp said: “I think it’s the right thing to do, but I don’t think our people need advice from me. to show respect.”
Klopp pointed out that Anfield fans gave Cristiano Ronaldo a one-minute cheer in April after his baby boy tragically died, while the Portuguese star was playing for one of the club’s biggest rivals, Manchester United.
The Queen, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral on Thursday aged 96
He admitted he was “proud” of the fans’ reaction to Ronaldo, and believes it gives a good indication that fans at the stadium will act respectfully during the minute’s silence.
“One, which surprised me, and I was really proud of that moment, was last year when we played against Manchester United around a very sad situation around Cristiano Ronaldo’s family. For me , it is clear that this is what we had to do,” he added.
Klopp then paid his personal tribute to the Queen, hailing her as a “warm and loving woman” before confirming he would observe the minute’s silence.
Jurgen Klopp thinks a minute’s silence for the Queen on Tuesday is the ‘right thing to do’
Liverpool fans took part in the one-minute applause for Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this year after the tragic death of his baby.
He continued: “She was a really kind, warm and loving woman. She’s the only Queen of England I’ve ever known. I didn’t know her but she was kind and warm. People feel so close to her and I respect their grief very much.
“I will show my respect tomorrow night with silence.”
While Liverpool’s game with Ajax will continue, there is some doubt about Sunday’s Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
There are fears that police resources will be overstretched by the Queen’s funeral in London the following day and the events of the weekend during 10 days of national mourning.
The Queen: Liverpool captains Jordan Henderson and Niamh Fahey pay tribute