Andy Robertson chose an unconventional item of clothing to wear to the Liverpool title party – Chelsea and Scotland starlet Billy Gilmour’s shirt.
Robertson was one of many Liverpool players gathered at a hotel back in June to watch Manchester City v Chelsea. Dropped points for City would mean a first title in 30 years for his side.
A victory for Gilmour’s team would hand Robertson a massive moment and the Scots captain decided to hand them some support – by whacking on soon-to-be Scotland teammate Gilmour’s Chelsea jersey.
He’s explained how it came about: “When it came to that night in June – when Manchester City lost at Chelsea and we were confirmed as champions – the club had everything organised for us on the back of beating Crystal Palace 4-0 the day before (FFT).
“We had a hotel booked out and a barbecue arranged. I won’t lie: I do have a Chelsea shirt in my possession, and I may have jokingly stuck it on for the boys in our group chat ahead of the game.
“It didn’t go down well, and I got the bites I was hoping for. It doesn’t quite fit: it’s Billy Gilmour’s, so a bit small for me!”
With lockdown only easing slightly then, it wasn’t the huge party Liverpool wanted, but Robertson says it was still an enjoyable occasion: “Achievements like that should be enjoyed while surrounded by your family, friends and, of course, the Liverpool supporters.
“But we made the best of the situation, to put it mildly. Those celebrations went on long into the night, and it was a special occasion with all the lads and staff there to share it. I think after 30 years, you’re probably entitled to make a night of it.”
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