LIVERPOOL fans painted Chester red on Wednesday as people flocked to the city to watch their club beat AC Milan in an historic Champions League final.
Supporters filled pubs across Chester to watch the match against the Italian giants and in the end to celebrate their momentous victory against the odds.
The atmosphere throughout Chester could be felt even by those who were not avid watchers of football - and those who were definitely not Liverpool fans.
In Blacon Sports and Social Club, two Manchester United supporters were cheering on Liverpool as fans flocked to see the dramatic spectacle unfold.
Nearly every pub in Chester was packed to the brim. In Off the Wall on St John's Street, there was a queue from 7.15pm.
The manager, Michelle Boock said: 'People were queuing from 7.15pm to get in just for the atmosphere. It was one in one out all night.
'There was even one lonely AC Milan fan, but there was no trouble at all. Everyone was in such a lively mood and the atmosphere was amazing.'
Most pubs made over double what they would usually earn on a Wednesday, even though it is normally a student night and generally busy.
Off the Wall made about £6,000, which is £4,000 more than a usual night - The Red Lion made an extra £2,000 over their usual average takings for the night.
The assistant manager at the Red Lion said: 'We were busy from 5pm. Some people even booked the day off work to make sure they got a good seat.'
Chronicle news editor Barry Ellams joined Red colleagues in his local watering hole The Bromfield Arms in Hoole which was packed with fans.
He said: 'We got there at 5pm so we could get a spot and the atmosphere just grew and grew. The fans inside the pub were amazing - even when we were 3-0 down we sang and we chanted our support.'