Bayern Munich's title celebrations with no fans show what Liverpool can expect


Bayern Munich wrapped up their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title on Tuesday night.

Having won seven out of seven games since German football emerged from lockdown, the Bavarians were able to shake off their title challengers to secure the domestic crown.

Winning 1-0 away at struggling Werder Bremen, virtue of a goal from Robert Lewandowski, was enough for Bayern to pull mathematically clear of Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.

However, the major difference in Bayern securing the trophy this week and the way they have done over the previous seven season was, of course, the lack of supporters to see it live.

The coronavirus pandemic means that while football is returning all across the continent, it remains to be seen when it will be safe for thousands of spectators to see it with their own two eyes.

Bayern win the Bundesliga title

As a result, there are fears that winning the league will feel a little underwhelming and the scenes at the Weser Stadium are the first we've seen from one Europe's 'big five' divisions.

And with the Premier League returning tonight no less, the scenes serve as an indicator for what Liverpool fans can expect when their team inevitably follows in Bayern's footsteps.

So, was it absolute silence and pure awkwardness? Well, no, it wasn't in fairness and you've got to credit Bayern for going out of their way to make the celebrations as good as possible.


Celebrations in an empty stadium

The most surreal part was in the immediate aftermath when it couldn't help but looking as though the Bayern squad were celebrating a routine three points with a little more passion than usual.

The players had to celebrate amongst themselves with Thomas Muller appearing as one of the biggest hype men, congratulating his teammates and fist-pumping with joy.

However, the squad did acknowledge the few 'fans' - the ownership and most notably Oliver Kahn - in the stadium by linking arms and synchronising cheers as is typical for German sides.

Eventually, though, some semblance of normality arrived with the dressing room celebrations, which are - of course - always without fans anyway. You can check out all the videos down below: 

So, what do you think Liverpool fans?

It looks as though Jurgen Klopp will be barrelling on to the pitch into a gaggle of his players with a few audible cheers amongst the silence or maybe with some stadium audio if they're lucky.

Then, they'll likely turn to the few Liverpool representatives in the stand - the great Kenny Dalglish, perhaps? - and do their best to produce a symbolic salute meant for all the Kopites at home.

And depending on where they win the league, the true unfiltered celebrations of the dressing room will either take place at Anfield or a temporary construction like Goodison Park's car park. 


It won't be the same and that fact can't be avoided, but if they can take it in the same spirit that Bayern's players did, we're sure Liverpool will make the most of their moment 30 years in the making.

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