COMMUTERS travelling to Liverpool today are urged to plan their journeys in advance because of railway station and Mersey tunnel closures for LFC's victory parade this afternoon.

Thousands of people are expected to line the city centre streets to welcome Jurgen Klopp’s men back to Liverpool after their Champions League victory against Tottenham in Madrid last night.

The parade is due to start at Allerton Maze at 4pm and then travel north bound on Queens Drive towards the Fiveways roundabout and Rocket flyover.

From there it will journey along Queens Drive, Mill Bank, West Derby Road, Islington, Leeds Street and The Strand, before finishing at Blundell Street.

Merseyrail say that due to the size of the expected crowds, an amended timetable is in place the following railway stations will be closed:

  • Lime Street Lower Level
  • James Street
  • Green Lane
  • Bromborough Rake
  • Capenhurst

For passengers travelling in to Liverpool city centre, Northern line trains will call at Moorfields only and Wirral line trains will call at Liverpool Central only.

Six-car trains will run to strengthen services wherever possible.

Passengers are advised to plan their journey in advance by visiting the Merseyrail website for timetable information.

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The Wallasey (Kingsway) and Birkenhead (Queensway) tunnels will also shut as the route passes the entrances and exits in Liverpool.

The dock branch exit of the Birkenhead tunnel onto The Strand will be closed fully this afternoon for an extended period.

This is expected to happen at some point between 2pm and 4pm.