Liverpool’s new status as reigning English, European and world champions is an historic achievement that fills Adrian with pride.
The Premier League crown was added to the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup trophies won in 2019 last Thursday, when the Reds’ record-breaking title success was rubber-stamped.
And Adrian has explained how this latest feat feels.
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“It’s a wonderful sensation,” the goalkeeper told Liverpoolfc.com.
"It’s an outstanding sensation for everyone because we know all of us how difficult it is, even the fans who were waiting for this moment, and we did it.
“We fight from the beginning of the season to give everything. The season has been outstanding, historical for many staff as we know, but we give that happiness and that joy to the Liverpool fans because they deserve it.
“It was euphoria all round [on Thursday]. As you know we were waiting for this for a long time. We were fighting from the beginning but this is like life, we have highs and lows. Last season was a really bad end of the [domestic] season because we couldn’t get the Premier League, but then we won the Champions League.
“And this season everyone wanted to win the Premier League from the first second because everyone had the same target. We fight every session of training here [at Melwood], for every ball, for every second that we play, so I think we deserve it and we need to enjoy the moment - but also keep going because we have another seven games to go.”
The first of Liverpool’s seven remaining fixtures of the campaign sees the champions visit second-placed Manchester City on Thursday, with Jürgen Klopp’s squad having returned to training on Sunday to prepare for the trip to the Etihad Stadium.
“[It’s] all the smiles on the faces,” Adrian said, of the atmosphere at Melwood.
“Being champions of Europe, champions of the world and champions of England - not everyone can say this, so we are champions. All of the Liverpool fans are champions and I think everyone deserves this moment.
“Going there [to City] being champions will be a magnificent feeling for everyone. But, as we know, it is football, so it doesn’t stop.
“We have to go through the next seven games to work, to even beat the best record that they have, Manchester City in Premier League, this 100 points. We have the chance to beat them so the step now after being champions is to win there.”