Liverpool fans strictly observed a minute’s silence in front of the Queen

The one-minute silence in memory of the Queen was cut to 25 seconds last night after a minority of Liverpool fans began booing and chanting as soon as it happened.

Many fans at Anfield tried to silence and drown out the hype of those who chose to scream rather than watch the tributes to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

The accident occurred before the team’s Champions League match against Ajax. Liverpool has a history of anti-royal sentiment among some supporters, which has included booing for the national anthem and Prince William in the past.

After Her Majesty’s death and King Charles III’s accession to the throne, the club submitted a request to UEFA to revive the tribute to be held after the late king’s death on Thursday, with coach Jurgen Klopp insisting it was the right thing for the club to do at this important event. . a period. The Hillsborough Survivor Group also urged fans to show “respect”.

As the 53,000 spectators paused for a moment in contemplation before the first group game, there were sporadic boos, shouts and chants of “Liverpool, Liverpool” from a minority of individuals.

Then the referee blew the whistle to start the match after only 25 seconds.

There is hatred towards the monarchy in some Merseyside neighborhoods, and there was an uproar before the FA Cup final in May when Liverpool fans booed Prince William, the new Prince of Wales.

Sections of Liverpool fans also booed the national anthem, as was the case before the Carabao Cup final in February, while others sang at Wembley.

The same happened before the Community Shield’s victory over Manchester City at Leicester’s King Power Stadium in July, with Prince William also taunted when he shook hands with the players.

Liverpool fans stood during the last minute of silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II in the Champions League match against Ajax at Anfield.

The award ceremony was held before the start of the match at eight o'clock yesterday evening

The award ceremony was held before the start of the match at eight o’clock yesterday evening

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died last Thursday at the age of 96 at her home in Scotland in Balmoral.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died last Thursday at the age of 96 at her home in Scotland in Balmoral.

Thus, all the attention was on Liverpool fans at Anfield and whether they would show their respect for the longest reigning streak in the country’s history.

The tribute was held before kick-off at 8 p.m., with minimal noise or confusion from the crowd. Despite this, as BT Sport’s Darren Fletcher said, “It’s been accurately noted by many, but not everyone.”

The players wore black armbands for the match with the traditional Champions League anthem not being played before the match.

The match against the Dutch side is Liverpool’s first home game in the 2022/23 Champions League, with pressure already mounting after the club’s defeat by Napoli in Napoli last week.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson signs a book of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson signs a book of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II

Niamh Fahey, captain of the Liverpool women's team, also left a salute at City Hall

Niamh Fahey, captain of the Liverpool women’s team, also left a salute at City Hall

Earlier today, the Hillsborough Survivors Support Coalition warned Reds supporters that they could face increased abuse on Hillsborough if they decided to boo the anthem or a minute of silence in remembrance of Her Majesty.

The group posted: “Everyone will attend tonight’s match, please show respect and remain silent.”

You may think that any backlash will not affect you but it will affect us and family members with increasing abuse on Hillsborough.

“Respect costs nothing and that goes both ways.”

There is a history of anti-royal sentiment among some Liverpool supporters, which has included booing for the national anthem

There is a history of anti-royal sentiment among some Liverpool supporters, which has included booing for the national anthem

The match against the Netherlands is Liverpool's first home game in the 2022/23 Champions League, with pressure already mounting after the club's defeat to Napoli in Napoli last week.

The match against the Netherlands is Liverpool’s first home game in the 2022/23 Champions League, with pressure already mounting after the club’s defeat to Napoli in Napoli last week.

Earlier today, Sir Kenny Dalglish, who was knighted on the Queen’s Birthday Honors List in 2018, supported the group’s message by also encouraging fans to honor Her Majesty.

The former president and club legend quoted the group’s tweet and said: “Put brilliantly. I hope everyone at Anfield respects those wishes.

Before the match, current coach Klopp insisted he had no fears of a repeat of this from Liverpool supporters and believed they would show respect, just as they did with Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo last season after the tragic death of his son.

Earlier today, Sir Kenny Dalglish, who was knighted on the Queen's Birthday Tribute List in 2018, encouraged Liverpool fans to honor Her Majesty.

Earlier today, Sir Kenny Dalglish, who was knighted on the Queen’s Birthday Tribute List in 2018, encouraged Liverpool fans to honor Her Majesty.

I don’t think our people need any kind of advice from me to show respect. There are plenty of examples where people have shown just the right respect.

One of the things that surprised me – and I was really proud of that moment – was last season when we played for Manchester United in a very sad situation with the Cristiano Ronaldo family. This is what I expect.

For me, this is clearly what we have to do. This is it.’

Klopp added: “She’s the only Queen of England I’ve ever known. I didn’t know her but things you can see, she was a really warm, kind and lovable lady and that’s all I need to know.”

“I respect their grief a lot and for that I will show my respect.”