07:05 GMT15 June 2021
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    Liverpool FC beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in front of 10,000 returning fans on Sunday to finish third in the Premier League, and despite their hopes of a title defence being snuffed out earlier in the season, the Reds completed an almost improbable feat by sealing Champions League qualification.

    Liverpool FC fans were tickled to be joined by a Jurgen Klopp lookalike on Sunday as they flocked to greet the Reds’ team bus arriving at Anfield before the final game of the season against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

    The “fake” German head coach of the club was seen wearing a black puffer coat, Adidas trainers and an official Liverpool baseball cap as he joined supporters outside the stadium.

    ​The man had grabbed a red flare to wave above his head as the players passed by, with many fooled into thinking Klopp himself had joined them in greeting the team.

    Many netizens were equally flummoxed.

    ​Sunday’s game was the first time fans were allowed back into Anfield this term, due to the COIVID-19 pandemic restrictions, with 10,000 flocking to the grounds.

    Jurgen Klopp warmly greeted the fans.

    Where have you been all the time? I have a lot of questions! Why we had to do that all without you?" he said.

    “Everything is better when the people are in the stadium and we are better when the people are in the stadium… We're better when people are here, they support us, boost us and help us,” Klopp told reporters.

    Prior to the game, the Merseyside outfit desperately needed a result that would ensure they qualified for the Champions League next season. While Liverpool may have suffered a disappointing loss of their Premier League crown this season, the place in the Champions League next season is a welcome consolation.

    ​A 2-0 win over Chrystal Palace – the eight win of a ten-match unbeaten run – was delivered by two goals hammered in by Sadio Mane.

    This guaranteed Champions League football for the club next season, as well as lifting the Reds above Chelsea into third place.




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