Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has vowed to give fans a proper celebration once the ‘bull****’ coronavirus is gone and mass-gatherings can take place.
The Reds got their hands on the trophy they’d never lifted before after their final home match of the season, which was an entertaining 5-3 win over Chelsea.
It may have been lifted in front of an empty Anfield but there were jubliant scenes as Klopp and club captain Jordan Henderson celebrated on the specially built podium in the heart of The Kop.
Fans also celebrated outside Liverpool’s home before, during and after the match. The players were greeted as they arrived on their team bus before Merseyside Police put a dispersal order in place.
Fireworks were let off as Henderson lifted the trophy but there were some set off during the game by some very excited Kopites.
The club has promised to stage an open top bus parade for Liverpool fans to properly celebrate winning the league when it’s safe to do so.
And Klopp reiterated this promise in typically hilarious fashion.
He told Sky Sports: “What can I say? If you don’t see that we do it for you I can’t help you, really.
“Five years ago I asked you to change from doubters to believers. I said the minute before the press conference, I had no idea when they asked it that they would ask it.
“But you did it. You made us happen, really. Thank you very much.
“We all together should celebrate. At home, safe, drink what you want.
“But you have to prepare for a party. I don’t know when this bull**** virus will be gone, but then we will have a party, all together.
“Make sure you are ready then. Thank you very much.”
And on the eight-goal thriller before the title celebrations, he added: “It’s a great moment. It’s all about consistency. We had to earn that, it’s all about staying greedy.
“I can say in a pre-match meeting whatever I want – ‘you want to win you have to work hard, Chelsea are too good’. I’m surprised myself, how can you put in a shift like that when you’re thinking ‘I want to be fine afterwards’.
“I was angry during the game and it was my plan not to be angry. I had a fight with Frank Lampard and stuff like this. You don’t plan for this.”