Former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren admits he broke Premier League’s strict coronavirus protocols by leaving the club’s Premier League title party and heading to Anfield at midnight to celebrate with thousands of fans
- Dejan Lovren admits he snuck out of Liverpool’s title party to celebrate with fans
- The Croat drove to Anfield around midnight to join in the wild parties
- Liverpool celebrated their title success at a private party at Formby Hall Resort
- Lovren says only a handful of people saw him when he broke coronavirus protocols
Dejan Lovren has revealed that he has violated strict Premier League coronavirus rules and left Liverpool’s Premier League title party to head to Anfield and celebrate with thousands of fans.
The Reds took their first league title in 30 years on June 25, when Manchester City was beaten at Chelsea, sparking wild scenes at the club’s private party in the Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa.
Jurgen Klopp and his players stayed at the secure venue to celebrate away from fans until the early hours in an effort to minimize the risk of the coronavirus spreading.
Dejan Lovren left Liverpool’s Premier League title party to go to Anfield and celebrate with fans
About 5,000 Liverpool supporters gathered outside Anfield when the title was confirmed
It came despite repeated warnings about partying in public because of the coronavirus
But about 5,000 supporters gathered outside Anfield when the title was confirmed, while others flocked to Pier Head in the city center the following days, despite repeated warnings about the spread of the coronavirus to celebrate the team’s success.
Premier League players were kept in a bio-secure bubble to ensure that the campaign could end against the backdrop of the pandemic that has raged across the globe and has so far killed just over 40,000 people in the UK.
But Lovren, who recently completed a £ 11 million move to Russian Zenit St. Petersburg, has admitted that he sneaked out of the hotel around midnight to join the fans around Anfield.
“I did something I don’t know if anyone knows,” Lovren told Sport 24.
‘After the game, many of the fans went to the stadium, it was a big party. They told us, “Guys don’t even go to the stadium because you’re going to have problems, we can’t protect you.”
“I said to myself, the party was almost over,” I don’t want to go to sleep, it’s too early, at midnight “and I said to myself,” I’ll take the car and go to Anfield, just to experience this “.
‘I drove there myself, I have a video, I put on the mask and I went there. My god, tens of thousands of people are celebrating and I just wanted to feel this emotion because we didn’t have a good party in the stadium – it was empty.
‘I had to do it and I was very happy that I did. It was a good experience. ‘
Lovren (R) pictured at the club’s title party as the players party together until the early hours
Lovren recently completed a £ 11 million move to Zenit St. Petersburg, Russia
Liverpool have reportedly had a positive coronavirus test during their pre-season training camp
When asked if anyone saw him, Lovren added, ‘Maybe three people because I put my mask down to see my phone. In this second, four of them saw me, but it was really good.
Jürgen Klopp’s team is back in training for the new season, but was frightened on Tuesday when reports appeared in Austria that a member of their tour group had tested positive for the corona virus.
The Reds are preparing to defend their Premier League title at Saalfelden in Salzburg after abandoning their original plans to hold a pre-season camp in Evian following the addition of France to the Covid-19 quarantine list. the government.
Liverpool will stay and train at the Gut Brandlhof hotel as they build up their fitness ahead of the Community Shield on August 29 – just 10 days away.
Despite the positive test, they will continue training for the rest of the week before playing some warm-up matches before playing Arsenal at Wembley.
Lovren, meanwhile, has picked up where he left off in Russia and helped Zenit to the Russian Super Cup with a 2-1 victory over Lokomotiv Moscow.