Liverpool, fresh from their 2-0 Champions League victory over Tottenham, have announced details of their victory parade route, and there is one major surprise in store - the parade will reach as far out of town as Manchester.
It had been planned to set out from Allerton Maze at 4pm Sunday, then drive around Queen's Drive, Mill Bank, West Derby Road, Islington, into Leeds Street, and along The Strand, before arriving at Blundell Street, where The Mersey River Festival is taking place.
A last-minute change of heart, however, means that players will fly in from Madrid at 6am, and be put straight on a luxury plexiglas armour-top bus, which will then power along the M62 towards Old Trafford, the home of their great rivals, Manchester United.
Once there, the armour-plated bus will spend several hours snaking through as many areas of the city and its suburbs as time, and the patience of the police will allow, before speeding back to Merseyside for the rest of the parade.
Reds' coach Jurgen Klopp said:
"The club has extended its support into other areas, and we have a lot of new supporters in Greater Manchester. We'd like those fans also to share in our success. It's to show our appreciation for their invaluable support."