Mayor Calls For Inquiry Into Liverpool’s Champions League Clash With Atletico Madrid


The chairman of Liverpool has required an investigation into whether their Champions League last 16 installation could have straightforwardly added to the ascent in coronavirus cases in the city back in March.

52,000 supporters ended up watching Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their first knockout stage tie at Anfield on March 11.

Regardless of the way that Spain was one of the most exceedingly awful influenced nations in the beginning periods of the Covid-19 episode, 3,000 Spanish fans were permitted to travel to England to watch their group secure a dazzling 3-2 triumph on Merseyside.

The legislature forced new principles in regards to social separating and self-detachment 10 days after the fact, with every single game over the United Kingdom canceled subsequently.

Steve Rotheram has communicated his conviction that safeguard measures ought to have been gotten far before, while proposing Liverpool’s conflict with Atletico never ought to have been permitted to proceed.

“On the off chance that individuals have contracted coronavirus as an immediate aftereffect of a game that we accept shouldn’t have occurred, well that is outrageous,” Liverpool’s civic chairman disclosed to BBC Sport. “That is put those individuals in harm’s way, however those cutting edge staff in the NHS and others in their own families that may have contracted it.”

There have been 10,027 affirmed instances of coronavirus in the north-west of England to date, with 246 passings recorded in Liverpool’s NHS clinics. Spain, in the interim, is currently second to just the United States as far as affirmed contaminations, and 7,684 individuals have passed on in Madrid.

“We’ve seen an expansion in the contamination bend, and that is brought about 1,200 individuals [in Liverpool] contracting Covid-19,” Rotheram included. “That should be examined to see if a portion of those contaminations are expected straightforwardly to the Atletico fans. There were coronavirus hot urban communities, and Madrid was one of those.

“They weren’t permitted to gather in their own nation, yet 3,000 of those fans approached our own, and conceivably may well have spread coronavirus. So it needs taking a gander at, and it needs the administration to assume some liability for not securing sooner.”