Players including Virgil van Dijk, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Andrew Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and others took to Twitter and shared a picture of the squad from the training session and wrote ‘Unity is strength’.
Liverpool players during a training session on Sunday as they expressed solidarity in #BlackLivesMatter protest. (@_fabinhotavares)
- The Liverpool players on Monday joined in Black Lives Matter movement
- Liverpool stars took a knee around the Anfield centre-circle on Monday
- On last Monday, an unarmed black man was killed in the US that has sparked protests in the country
The Liverpool squad on Monday expressed solidarity with the protesters who took to street following the death of an unarmed black man in the US. The players took to a knee around the Anfield centre-circle to join in the Black Lives Matter movement that has sparked in the US and across various other countries demanding an end to racism.
Players including Virgil van Dijk, James Milner, Joe Gomez, Andrew Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and others took to Twitter and shared a picture of the squad from the training session a caption ‘Unity is strength’.
The pictures tweeted by the players were also shared by the official page of Liverpool with the same words and hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.
— Fabinho (@_fabinhotavares) June 1, 2020
— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) June 1, 2020
On Monday night, an unarmed black man named George Floyd was killed after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes, sparking protests across the city and in other regions of the country.
Earlier in the day, basketball legend Michael Jordan also joined other athletes who voiced outrage over the death of George Floyd.
Following the death of Floyd, wide-scale arson, looting and vandalism were also reported across several violence-affected cities in the US including New York and Washington DC. Protesters have reportedly set fire to road signs near the White House and the situation outside continues to remain tense even as curfew remains in place.