"It helped me a lot" - Roberto Firmino on last season's parade

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has explained why the parade at the conclusion of last season was beneficial to him.

The Reds lost the Champions League final 1-0 to Real Madrid in Paris. The following day, Jurgen Klopp and his team paraded the League Cup and FA Cup around the city centre.

Firmino said that the parade cheered him up after losing the biggest final in club football.

As quoted by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, he told the Liverpool Echo: "It helped me a lot. Personally speaking, I was really hurting after losing another final and it was an incredible feeling to see such a welcome from all the fans there to celebrate with us.

"We had won two trophies, of course, which is worth celebrating, it was really rewarding. I'm grateful to God for our fans, for their effort and the constant support they always provide us with. It was an incredible experience for us.

"It served to motivate and strengthen us even further in preparation for this coming season. We'd already experienced a parade when we won the Champions League. That was a unique day.

"Once again the fans showed how much passion they have for this club, how much they love us and support us to do our best. It was another incredible day that I'll remember forever, an important moment in my life story.

"I feel grateful for last season. I don't want to diminish the achievement of the two trophies but we were chasing all four and unfortunately it wasn't to be."


Anfield Watch Verdict

The parade was brilliant. In an ideal world, the players would have showcased the European Cup and the domestic double.

It wasn't meant to be. But, the parade still proved to be a top day for the players, staff and the supporters.

Everyone associated with the club needed a lift after losing the Champions League final. The entire parade provided positive vibes. Everyone that attended was smiling throughout the whole event.

Hopefully Liverpool can go one step further and claim the European Cup this season.

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