Liverpool stars back in training as days plea off appears to fail

Liverpool's Premier League heroes returned to Melwood on Saturday for the first time since they were crowned champions – after Jurgen Klopp shrugged off Andy Robertson's pleas for extra days off.

Left back Robertson had been attempting to get manager Klopp drunk enough to agree to two days off to celebrate winning the Premier League for the first time in the club's history.

'We're still trying to convince the boss downstairs to give us a few days off! Give him a couple more beers and I think we'll get two days off,' Andy Robertson joked to Match of the Day.

Soon after Gini Wijnaldum admitted: "I don't think it worked because I haven't seen anything on the WhatsApp group. I don't think [Klopp] drank enough!"

And it appears that Wijnaldum was correct and the squad didn't ply their gaffer with quite enough drink as he and his teammates were back to the training ground.

Mohamed Salah, Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri, and James Milner were among those spotted arriving at Melwood.

The Reds were confirmed as champions on Thursday evening, with seven fixtures still to play, after closest rivals Manchester City lost to Chelsea.

That sparked celebratory scenes at the hotel the club are staying on the outskirts of Liverpool – which lasted long into the early hours of Friday morning, as players drunk in the club's first league title for 30 years.

Liverpool are back in action against City on Thursday, with the carrot of a record points tally hanging in front of them.

Reflecting on Thursday night, Robertson compared it against last season's Champions League triumph.

“It was a personal night,” a weary Robertson reflected on Friday morning. “In Madrid we had all our families there but there were also corporate people there and it was one big party, more of a socialising party. Last night was probably more emotional.

Liverpool – Premier League champions

"You got to have more one-to-one chats, group chats and reflect on the season. It was really personal last night. Only the people who have been in Melwood every day for the last 12 months were there. That is what made it so special.

“We all came together and we were all hoping that Chelsea would get the win. Luckily they produced it and the party could really start. It went long into the night and rightly so. We deserve it and we have put so much work into it.”

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