Coronation concert viewers have theory as to why You'll Never Walk Alone was played
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King Charles' coronation concert has kicked off, with a whole host of famous faces among the line-up of performers.
One surprise addition to the set list, however, was 'You'll Never Walk Alone', which was performed by opera stars Andrea Bocelli and Sir Bryn Terfel.
The two legends of the game came out on stage at Windsor Castle this evening (7 May) and belted out an incredible rendition of the song.
The anthem is particularly important to Liverpool fans, and viewers think they might have worked out why it was added for the monarch's set tonight.
In short, a piece of top s**thousery.
You may recall that fans of the Scouse side booed the national anthem as it was played at Anfield yesterday (6 May), and some watching at home believe this was Charles' way of getting his own back.
"King Charles trolling the Liverpool fans by having ‘you’ll never walk alone’ to him at his bash," said one.
Another joked: "Andrea Bocelli and Bryn Terfel singing You'll Never Walk Alone, after the Liverpool fans booed the National Anthem at Anfield yesterday. King Charles III has certainly got his own back on the Scousers."
"This some epic trolling by King Charles," put a third.
While another added: "If I was King Charles I’d be booing “You’ll never walk alone”.
This comes after thousands of Liverpool fans booed the national anthem ahead of their game with Brentford yesterday.
With the coronation of King Charles III taking place earlier in the day, clubs playing across the weekend have been advised to play 'God Save the King' prior to kick off - although the move is not compulsory.
One of the clubs that opted to play the anthem was Liverpool.
In a statement, Liverpool said: “Just over a week ago, the Premier League contacted all home clubs and strongly suggested to mark this historic occasion across home matches this weekend and provided a list of activity for clubs to get involved in.
“Before kick off, players and officials will congregate around the center circle when the national anthem will be played. It is, of course, a personal choice how those at Anfield on Saturday mark this occasion and we know some supporters have strong views on it.”
When asked for his opinion on playing the song before the match, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that he didn’t ‘really have a proper opinion’ on it.
Speaking at a pre-match conference yesterday (Friday 5 May), Klopp said: “This is definitely a subject I cannot really have a proper opinion about because I am from Germany.
"We don't have a King or a Queen. I have no experience with that.
“I’m pretty sure a lot of people in this country will enjoy the coronation but others will not be interested and some will not like it."
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