Liverpool players have given fans an insight into the Premier League title celebrations after they were officially crowned champions on Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s squad were handed the trophy in front of an empty Anfield due to the coronavirus pandemic but it was a fitting climax to a sublime season on a custom-built stage on the Kop.
It came less than an hour after the Reds beat Chelsea 5-3 and ensured they finished the league campaign unbeaten at home.
Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk kiss their medals after lifting the Premier League
Jurgen Klopp posses with young goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher and was clearly delighted
Goalkeeper Alisson was pictured dancing and drinking champagne in the dressing room
Van Dijk posted this picture of him hugging the trophy along with an emotional message
Jurgen Klopp and his backroom staff were the first onto the podium to collect their medals, waving at their loved ones down below after Liverpool were given special dispensation to allow their families into the ground to take part in the celebrations.
Players were called one by one to the stage with injured captain Jordan Henderson the final member of the squad to make it up to the podium.
It was during this moment that vice-captain James Milner was filmed calling Manchester United ‘f***ing w****rs’.
Following on from his time at Manchester City, Milner was heard saying: ‘First time I ever wanted a red ribbon. It’s always been United before. “F***ing w****rs”‘.
There was also footage from the moment the players celebrated inside the dressing room immediately after the full-time whistle against Chelsea.
After coming off the pitch against Chelsea, Roberto Firmino and Co began to celebrate
Players were greeted in the dressing room with hugs and got the party underway at Anfield
Andy Robertson was ecstatic as he made his way into the changing room before the ceremony
Players were hugging and high-fiving as they made their way back into the dressing room, cheering and singing after emerging as 5-3 winners against Frank Lampard’s men.
It seems players’ families were also allowed to take part in the celebrations away from the pitch as several players posed for photos with their loved ones in the belly of the stadium.
The Reds were given special dispensation by the Premier League and local authorities to extend the amount of people allowed into the stadium due to the strict Covid-19 protocols.
Andy Robertson, Alisson and Virgil van Dijk were all seen spraying bottles of champagne over their team-mates while Klopp was captured in an emotional embrace with Dejan Lovren.
The German then said something to the group which made them cheer in delight and begin dancing around the dressing room once again.
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum then live streamed the trophy lift on Instagram, taking fans into the heart of the celebrations.
James Milner was heard off camera calling arch rivals Manchester United ‘f****** w******’
Wijnaldum streamed the whole ceremony and moments before and posted on social media
Wijnaldum captured his team-mates, like Mo Salah (R) and Dejan Lovren (L) on the stage
Roberto Firmino poses with his family after they were all given special permission to attend
The Dutchman filmed them making their way from the dressing room, under the stands and up to the Kop, where the celebrations initially took place.
He filmed the entirety of their team in the famous stand, including conversations between his team-mates as they waited to lift the trophy that had eluded them for 30 years.
Wijnaldum then perfectly captured the moment Henderson lifted the trophy as the England star brought out the famous ‘Hendo Shuffle’ once again and the wild celebrations that followed between him and his team-mates.
Back-up goalkeeper Adrian also filmed some scenes from inside the dressing room once the players had returned from the party on the Anfield pitch.
The Spaniard captioned his video ‘Reds around the world, are you ready for this video?? WE FEEL YOU RIGHT HERE WITH US!!’.
Goalkeeper Adrian filmed the players upon their return to the changing room with the trophy
Footage showed the trophy on the floor of the changing room in the centre of the club badge
Players continued to sing and dance as they celebrated ending the club’s 30 years of pain
Adrian was delighted as he filmed himself at the heart of the celebrations late at night
It showed the team gathered on the floor of the changing room as they posed for pictures and continued to party into the night.
Van Dijk then posted an emotional message on Twitter alongside a picture of him cradling the trophy on the team bus leaving Anfield.
It read: ‘Just a kid from Breda, becoming a Premier League champion. This is a dream come true but also an opportunity for me to remind every kid in the world that anything is possible.
‘Hard work & perseverance! Don’t let anyone’s ignorance, hate or negativity stop you from being the best you can be! Thanks to my family, fans, teammates and the whole staff! Liverpool this is for YOU!’.