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.
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.
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.
Sensational scenes in the dressing room at full time in the match. pic.twitter.com/GtUncuakDW
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!!’.
Reds around the world, are you ready for this video?? WE FEEL YOU RIGHT HERE WITH US!! @premierleague CAMPEONES! 💪🏻🔴 #ADR13N
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!’.