Lovren admits breaking Liverpool rules to make undercover trip to title party

Former Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren has lifted the lid on how he defied club rules to join in the celebrations with supporters once their Premier League title win had been confirmed.

There were scenes of jubilation outside Anfield on June 25 when Chelsea's victory over Manchester City confirmed the Reds as champions for the first time in 30 years.

Fans partied long into the night while the players and backroom staff toasted their success in a hotel.

But Lovren, now of Zenit Saint Petersburg, has revealed that despite pleas from club officials to avoid going to the stadium, he did so while wearing a mask so to as not to be recognised.

Speaking to journalist Vladimir Kolos, Lovren said: "I did something that I don't know if anybody knows. You are the first person that knows.

"After the game, a lot of all the fans went to the stadium, it was a big party. They told us 'guys don't even go to the stadium' because you will have problems, we can't keep you safe.

"I said to myself, the party was almost over, 'I don't want to go to sleep, it's too early, at midnight' so I took the car and went to Anfield, just to experience this.

"I drove myself there, I have a video, I put the mask on and my god, tens of thousands of people celebrating and I just wanted to feel this emotion.

"We had a good celebration in the stadium but it was empty, I needed to do it and I was really happy I did it. It was a good experience."

Lovren said he did get recognised by a few people, but did not experience any issues.

"Maybe three people (recognised him) because I put my mask down to see my phone," he added. "In this second like four of them saw me but it was really good.

"I was alone, nobody else. I said to Adrian I was going and he said 'no you're lying'. I went and sent him some videos, he was surprised."

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