Body-Klopping! Liverpool manager hilariously cuts loose with some dad-dancing


Body-Klopping! Liverpool’s title-winning manager hilariously cuts loose with some dad-dancing in front of his players during their wild party to celebrate finally winning that elusive Premier League title

Footage has emerged of joyous Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp performing a hilarious dance routine for his players as they celebrated winning the Premier League title.

The German finally managed to end Liverpool’s 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England with Chelsea’s win over Manchester City on Thursday the deciding blow for the Reds.

Liverpool’s players gathered to watch the action unfold from Stamford Bridge at the Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa and then stayed at the venue to celebrate well into the early hours of Friday morning.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp delighted his players with some dad dancing at their title party

The German manager took centre stage on the dance floor as his players cheered him on

The German manager took centre stage on the dance floor as his players cheered him on

Dancing to club classic 'Hotel Room Service' by American star Pitbull, Klopp cut loose

Dancing to club classic ‘Hotel Room Service’ by American star Pitbull, Klopp cut loose

Klopp, known how his willingness to get stuck into the celebrations, was ecstatic and showed just how happy he was to finally cut loose on the dance floor.

Footage shows the manager being encouraged by his players to take centre stage as they stood back and let him real off some moves.

Dancing to club classic ‘Hotel Room Service’ by American star Pitbull, Klopp goes on to show off his best moves while the likes of Alisson and Virgil van Dijk cheer him on. 

Klopp was then pictured arriving back at his home in Formby on Friday morning, smiling for the cameras as he drove into his driveway.

Andy Robertson posted another video of the celebrations on Friday morning, joking ‘I only came down for breakfast’ with the majority of the squad still partying in the footage, which was captured hours before. 

Klopp was pictured arriving back at his home in Formby in his car early on Friday morning

Klopp was pictured arriving back at his home in Formby in his car early on Friday morning 

Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea confirmed the Reds’ long wait was over as they sealed their 19th league title and first since the 1989/90 season.

Liverpool are now 23 points clear of closest challengers City with seven matches to go after racking up 28 wins, two draws and only one defeat from their 31 matches so far this campaign.   

With the squad all wearing their famous red home shirt with ‘Champions 2020’ written on the back, stars such as Van Dijk, Mo Salah and Robertson partied long into the night.

In joyous scenes shared by Trent Alexander-Arnold and the rest of the players on social media, fans were given an insight into how the players toasted the biggest night of their careers  

Andy Robertson shared more footage on Friday morning, including a close up of Virgl van Dijk

Andy Robertson shared more footage on Friday morning, including a close up of Virgl van Dijk

Robertson had joked he'd come down for breakfast to see his team-mates still going wild

Robertson had joked he’d come down for breakfast to see his team-mates still going wild

Mohamed Salah (middle, front) shared a group photo with Dejan Lovren (left), Firmino, Alisson Becker and Fabinho (right) as the players partied into the early hours of Friday morning

Mohamed Salah (middle, front) shared a group photo with Dejan Lovren (left), Firmino, Alisson Becker and Fabinho (right) as the players partied into the early hours of Friday morning

Joe Gomez and Georginio Wijnaldum savour their moment of glory arm-in-arm

Joe Gomez and Georginio Wijnaldum savour their moment of glory arm-in-arm

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain laps it all up with arms outstretched as he stands in a soaked shirt

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain laps it all up with arms outstretched as he stands in a soaked shirt

Klopp’s dance-floor antics came just hours after he fought back tears during an emotional interview.

The former Dortmund boss was overcome with emotion and said: ‘We had to convince people and that is what we did together. It is a big moment. I am completely overwhelmed. I had no idea it would feel like this.

‘It’s for you. It is incredible. Celebrate it at home or in front of your house. It is a joy.

‘My coaching staff, I could not be more proud of what a lot of people in Liverpool did. It has been a very exciting ride since the first day. We enjoy this moment. It is the best thing I can imagine. It is more than I could dream.

‘We are in a bubble. I know it is difficult out there for a lot of people. These moments are unforgettable. We will create pictures in the parade for all of our supporters when we can celebrate in a proper manner.

‘It is a mix of the history you created, we are compared with that. We had to write our own story. We have a wonderful mix of players, all winners. It is so incredibly difficult in this competition but consistency drives us.’  

Body-Klopping! Liverpool manager hilariously cuts loose with some dad-dancing


Body-Klopping! Liverpool’s title-winning manager hilariously cuts loose with some dad-dancing in front of his players during their wild party to celebrate finally winning that elusive Premier League title

Footage has emerged of joyous Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp performing a hilarious dance routine for his players as they celebrated winning the Premier League title.

The German finally managed to end Liverpool’s 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England with Chelsea’s win over Manchester City on Thursday the deciding blow for the Reds.

Liverpool’s players gathered to watch the action unfold from Stamford Bridge at the Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa and then stayed at the venue to celebrate well into the early hours of Friday morning.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp delighted his players with some dad dancing at their title party

The German manager took centre stage on the dance floor as his players cheered him on

The German manager took centre stage on the dance floor as his players cheered him on

Dancing to club classic 'Hotel Room Service' by American star Pitbull, Klopp cut loose

Dancing to club classic ‘Hotel Room Service’ by American star Pitbull, Klopp cut loose

Klopp, known how his willingness to get stuck into the celebrations, was ecstatic and showed just how happy he was to finally cut loose on the dance floor.

Footage shows the manager being encouraged by his players to take centre stage as they stood back and let him real off some moves.

Dancing to club classic ‘Hotel Room Service’ by American star Pitbull, Klopp goes on to show off his best moves while the likes of Alisson and Virgil van Dijk cheer him on. 

Klopp was then pictured arriving back at his home in Formby on Friday morning, smiling for the cameras as he drove into his driveway.

Andy Robertson posted another video of the celebrations on Friday morning, joking ‘I only came down for breakfast’ with the majority of the squad still partying in the footage, which was captured hours before. 

Klopp was pictured arriving back at his home in Formby in his car early on Friday morning

Klopp was pictured arriving back at his home in Formby in his car early on Friday morning 

Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea confirmed the Reds’ long wait was over as they sealed their 19th league title and first since the 1989/90 season.

Liverpool are now 23 points clear of closest challengers City with seven matches to go after racking up 28 wins, two draws and only one defeat from their 31 matches so far this campaign.   

With the squad all wearing their famous red home shirt with ‘Champions 2020’ written on the back, stars such as Van Dijk, Mo Salah and Robertson partied long into the night.

In joyous scenes shared by Trent Alexander-Arnold and the rest of the players on social media, fans were given an insight into how the players toasted the biggest night of their careers  

Andy Robertson shared more footage on Friday morning, including a close up of Virgl van Dijk

Andy Robertson shared more footage on Friday morning, including a close up of Virgl van Dijk

Robertson had joked he'd come down for breakfast to see his team-mates still going wild

Robertson had joked he’d come down for breakfast to see his team-mates still going wild

Mohamed Salah (middle, front) shared a group photo with Dejan Lovren (left), Firmino, Alisson Becker and Fabinho (right) as the players partied into the early hours of Friday morning

Mohamed Salah (middle, front) shared a group photo with Dejan Lovren (left), Firmino, Alisson Becker and Fabinho (right) as the players partied into the early hours of Friday morning

Joe Gomez and Georginio Wijnaldum savour their moment of glory arm-in-arm

Joe Gomez and Georginio Wijnaldum savour their moment of glory arm-in-arm

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain laps it all up with arms outstretched as he stands in a soaked shirt

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain laps it all up with arms outstretched as he stands in a soaked shirt

Klopp’s dance-floor antics came just hours after he fought back tears during an emotional interview.

The former Dortmund boss was overcome with emotion and said: ‘We had to convince people and that is what we did together. It is a big moment. I am completely overwhelmed. I had no idea it would feel like this.

‘It’s for you. It is incredible. Celebrate it at home or in front of your house. It is a joy.

‘My coaching staff, I could not be more proud of what a lot of people in Liverpool did. It has been a very exciting ride since the first day. We enjoy this moment. It is the best thing I can imagine. It is more than I could dream.

‘We are in a bubble. I know it is difficult out there for a lot of people. These moments are unforgettable. We will create pictures in the parade for all of our supporters when we can celebrate in a proper manner.

‘It is a mix of the history you created, we are compared with that. We had to write our own story. We have a wonderful mix of players, all winners. It is so incredibly difficult in this competition but consistency drives us.’  

Liverpool’s squad win the Premier League title after Man City lose to Chelsea – and celebrate wildly


Virgil van Dijk led Liverpool’s jubilant celebrations after they finally ended their 30-year league title wait on Thursday night. 

Gathering together at a hotel, Jurgen Klopp’s men watched an outdoor screen as Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge confirmed their position as champions in an outstanding campaign which has seen them drop just seven points all season. 

Klopp was clearly emotional as he appeared on television afterwards – while his players were in the mood to party as they mobbed Van Dijk during his interview on BT Sport. Then it was on to a championship celebration with the players’ wives at ‘the home of the champions’. 

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was coy when quizzed on where players celebrating, keen to preserve the secret nature of their hideout for fears ‘thousands of fans would turn up’ to join them. 

The Liverpool midfielder clenched his bicep in celebration with players watching the Man City match together at a hotel in Merseyside

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain recorded the moments at the final whistle when Liverpool’s first league title in 30 years was confirmed as players watched together at a Merseyside hotel

Mohamed Salah (middle, front) shared a group photo with Dejan Lovren (left), Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker and Fabinho (right) as the players partied into the early hours of Friday morning

Mohamed Salah (middle, front) shared a group photo with Dejan Lovren (left), Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker and Fabinho (right) as the players partied into the early hours of Friday morning

Salah shared a very short video on his Instagram story as he bopped along to some music

The Egyptian was alongside Lovren as the defender enjoyed a beer while sat at a table to toast the title

Salah shared a very short video on his Instagram story as he bopped along to some music

Virgil van Dijk was giving an interview once the title was confirmed but he was soon mobbed

Virgil van Dijk was giving an interview once the title was confirmed but he was soon mobbed

Players chanted 'champeones' as the Dutchman was piled on by team-mates in celebration

Players chanted ‘champeones’ as the Dutchman was piled on by team-mates in celebration

Van Dijk (right) marked the moment of the title celebrations with a selfie alongside captain Jordan Henderson (far left) and fellow centre back partner Joe Gomez (middle)

Van Dijk (right) marked the moment of the title celebrations with a selfie alongside captain Jordan Henderson (far left) and fellow centre back partner Joe Gomez (middle) 

Jurgen Klopp could barely hide the tears as he reflected on what is an historic season

Jurgen Klopp could barely hide the tears as he reflected on what is an historic season

Divock Origi gave a nod to the celebrations by showing off the drinks available to players

Divock Origi gave a nod to the celebrations by showing off the drinks available to players

Players did a drum-roll for the final seconds of the match at Stamford Bridge as they sat together as a group in an outdoor seating area at the hotel.

Defender Andy Robertson, goalkeeper Alisson and playmaker Roberto Firmino were among those bursting into song in club colours as the squad shared their joy.

Robertson revealed that the players were hoping boss Jurgen Klopp would give them a rest after the party, telling the BBC: ‘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.’

Tearful manager Klopp had to cut an interview short as he admitted: ‘I have no real words. I never would have thought I would feel like this.  

‘It is easy for me to motivate the team because of our great history. This is for you [fans] out there. I hope you stay at home. Celebrate at the front of your house.’ 

An emotional Klopp admitted he is 'completely overwhelmed' after Liverpool's title win

An emotional Klopp admitted he is ‘completely overwhelmed’ after Liverpool’s title win

Klopp was speaking to Sir Kenny Dalglish (right), who secured Liverpool's last league title

Klopp was speaking to Sir Kenny Dalglish (right), who secured Liverpool’s last league title

Liverpool fans celebrate after seeing their side win the Premier League on Thursday night

Liverpool fans celebrate after seeing their side win the Premier League on Thursday night

‘I have no words. It’s unbelievable. Becoming champions with this club is incredible.’

Captain Jordan Henderson praised Klopp for revolutionising the club, saying: ‘It wouldn’t be possible to do it without the manager. 

‘From day one he changed everything. We all followed him.

‘What you see is what you get, with his press conferences and on the sidelines.

‘Obviously he has got more of a personal side with the players, but he has got a balance of having a relationship with the players and being a friend but also being a bit ruthless when he needs to be.

Anfield was submerged by red smoke as fans marked a momentous day for the city and club

Anfield was submerged by red smoke as fans marked a momentous day for the city and club

Liverpool have won 28 of their 31 matches this season and have not lost at Anfield since 2017

Liverpool have won 28 of their 31 matches this season and have not lost at Anfield since 2017

Rafael Benitez, who won the Champions League as Reds boss in 2005, added congratulations

Rafael Benitez, who won the Champions League as Reds boss in 2005, added congratulations

‘He is a great leader and a great human being and we all believe in him. To be honest, I’m lost for words. 

‘You never really think of this moment. When this moment comes I can’t really describe it. It’s another moment in our lives that we’ll never forget.

‘It feels amazing. I’m so happy for all the boys. The club, the whole city. I am so proud of what we achieved.’

Before his triumphant team-mates pounced on him, Van Dijk told BT Sport: ‘It’s incredible to be part of this group of players.

Van Dijk said the victory had taken the club to a different level after a near-flawless term

Van Dijk said the victory had taken the club to a different level after a near-flawless term

‘Last season we won the Champions League and this year, especially in the Premier League, we have taken it to a different level. We have been so consistent and doing so well.

‘It’s a fantastic feeling. From the moment I’ve joined it’s one team, everyone is part of it, from the people that work at Melwood, in the stadium and the players of course. 

‘We all want the same thing. Off the pitch we have a bond which is outstanding as well.’

Liverpool’s last top-flight triumph came in 1990 but they won the title at a canter this time, completing the job with a 23-point lead over Manchester City and seven matches to spare. 

Dalglish, who was their manager when they lifted the First Division trophy, watched the players start the party and said: ‘I’m very pleased for everybody connected with the football club. Jurgen has done a fantastic job.

‘The highlight has been the camaraderie within the team and the way everyone has helped the team.

Van Dijk (right) spoke glowingly of the outstanding bond between the players and Klopp

Van Dijk (right) spoke glowingly of the outstanding bond between the players and Klopp

Klopp took over as coach in 2015 and led the club to the Champions League title last season

Klopp took over as coach in 2015 and led the club to the Champions League title last season

‘We have many more happy days to look forward to as long as Jurgen is here. Liverpool from top to bottom in the football club have been fantastically supportive. You know how much it means. Jurgen Klopp epitomises everything that this football club is about. Onwards and upwards.’

Klopp dedicated the title to Dalglish and club legend Steven Gerrard, who praised his former boss and club owners Fenway Sports Group on Instagram.

The former Reds captain wrote: ‘Congratulations to all on winning the premier league.

Liverpool won the title without kicking a ball after Manchester City were beaten 2-1 at Chelsea

Liverpool won the title without kicking a ball after Manchester City were beaten 2-1 at Chelsea

Ex-Liverpool winger Ryan Babel was among the club's former players delighted at the news

Ex-Liverpool winger Ryan Babel was among the club’s former players delighted at the news

‘Incredible achievement from a fantastic squad of top players, led by a world-class manager and coaching team.

‘And lastly and most importantly, the fans who have waited 30 years.’ 



Liverpool’s squad win the Premier League title after Man City lose to Chelsea – and celebrate wildly


Virgil van Dijk led Liverpool’s jubilant celebrations after they finally ended their 30-year league title wait on Thursday night. 

Gathering together at a hotel, Jurgen Klopp’s men watched an outdoor screen as Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge confirmed their position as champions in an outstanding campaign which has seen them drop just seven points all season. 

Klopp was clearly emotional as he appeared on television afterwards – while his players were in the mood to party as they mobbed Van Dijk during his interview on BT Sport. Then it was on to a championship celebration with the players’ wives at ‘the home of the champions’. 

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was coy when quizzed on where players celebrating, keen to preserve the secret nature of their hideout for fears ‘thousands of fans would turn up’ to join them. 

The Liverpool midfielder clenched his bicep in celebration with players watching the Man City match together at a hotel in Merseyside

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain recorded the moments at the final whistle when Liverpool’s first league title in 30 years was confirmed as players watched together at a Merseyside hotel

Virgil van Dijk was giving an interview once the title was confirmed but he was soon mobbed

Virgil van Dijk was giving an interview once the title was confirmed but he was soon mobbed

Players chanted 'champeones' as the Dutchman was piled on by team-mates in celebration

Players chanted ‘champeones’ as the Dutchman was piled on by team-mates in celebration

Van Dijk (right) marked the moment of the title celebrations with a selfie alongside captain Jordan Henderson (far left) and fellow centre back partner Joe Gomez (middle)

Van Dijk (right) marked the moment of the title celebrations with a selfie alongside captain Jordan Henderson (far left) and fellow centre back partner Joe Gomez (middle) 

Jurgen Klopp could barely hide the tears as he reflected on what is an historic season

Jurgen Klopp could barely hide the tears as he reflected on what is an historic season

Divock Origi gave a nod to the celebrations by showing off the drinks available to players

Divock Origi gave a nod to the celebrations by showing off the drinks available to players

Players did a drum-roll for the final seconds of the match at Stamford Bridge as they sat together as a group in an outdoor seating area at the hotel.

Defender Andy Robertson, goalkeeper Alisson and playmaker Roberto Firmino were among those bursting into song in club colours as the squad shared their joy.

Robertson revealed that the players were hoping boss Jurgen Klopp would give them a rest after the party, telling the BBC: ‘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.’

Tearful manager Klopp had to cut an interview short as he admitted: ‘I have no real words. I never would have thought I would feel like this.  

‘It is easy for me to motivate the team because of our great history. This is for you [fans] out there. I hope you stay at home. Celebrate at the front of your house.’ 

An emotional Klopp admitted he is 'completely overwhelmed' after Liverpool's title win

An emotional Klopp admitted he is ‘completely overwhelmed’ after Liverpool’s title win

Klopp was speaking to Sir Kenny Dalglish (right), who secured Liverpool's last league title

Klopp was speaking to Sir Kenny Dalglish (right), who secured Liverpool’s last league title

Liverpool fans celebrate after seeing their side win the Premier League on Thursday night

Liverpool fans celebrate after seeing their side win the Premier League on Thursday night

‘I have no words. It’s unbelievable. Becoming champions with this club is incredible.’

Captain Jordan Henderson praised Klopp for revolutionising the club, saying: ‘It wouldn’t be possible to do it without the manager. 

‘From day one he changed everything. We all followed him.

‘What you see is what you get, with his press conferences and on the sidelines.

‘Obviously he has got more of a personal side with the players, but he has got a balance of having a relationship with the players and being a friend but also being a bit ruthless when he needs to be.

Anfield was submerged by red smoke as fans marked a momentous day for the city and club

Anfield was submerged by red smoke as fans marked a momentous day for the city and club

Liverpool have won 28 of their 31 matches this season and have not lost at Anfield since 2017

Liverpool have won 28 of their 31 matches this season and have not lost at Anfield since 2017

Rafael Benitez, who won the Champions League as Reds boss in 2005, added congratulations

Rafael Benitez, who won the Champions League as Reds boss in 2005, added congratulations

‘He is a great leader and a great human being and we all believe in him. To be honest, I’m lost for words. 

‘You never really think of this moment. When this moment comes I can’t really describe it. It’s another moment in our lives that we’ll never forget.

‘It feels amazing. I’m so happy for all the boys. The club, the whole city. I am so proud of what we achieved.’

Before his triumphant team-mates pounced on him, Van Dijk told BT Sport: ‘It’s incredible to be part of this group of players.

Van Dijk said the victory had taken the club to a different level after a near-flawless term

Van Dijk said the victory had taken the club to a different level after a near-flawless term

‘Last season we won the Champions League and this year, especially in the Premier League, we have taken it to a different level. We have been so consistent and doing so well.

‘It’s a fantastic feeling. From the moment I’ve joined it’s one team, everyone is part of it, from the people that work at Melwood, in the stadium and the players of course. 

‘We all want the same thing. Off the pitch we have a bond which is outstanding as well.’

Liverpool’s last top-flight triumph came in 1990 but they won the title at a canter this time, completing the job with a 23-point lead over Manchester City and seven matches to spare. 

Dalglish, who was their manager when they lifted the First Division trophy, watched the players start the party and said: ‘I’m very pleased for everybody connected with the football club. Jurgen has done a fantastic job.

‘The highlight has been the camaraderie within the team and the way everyone has helped the team.

Van Dijk (right) spoke glowingly of the outstanding bond between the players and Klopp

Van Dijk (right) spoke glowingly of the outstanding bond between the players and Klopp

Klopp took over as coach in 2015 and led the club to the Champions League title last season

Klopp took over as coach in 2015 and led the club to the Champions League title last season

‘We have many more happy days to look forward to as long as Jurgen is here. Liverpool from top to bottom in the football club have been fantastically supportive. You know how much it means. Jurgen Klopp epitomises everything that this football club is about. Onwards and upwards.’

Klopp dedicated the title to Dalglish and club legend Steven Gerrard, who praised his former boss and club owners Fenway Sports Group on Instagram.

The former Reds captain wrote: ‘Congratulations to all on winning the premier league.

Liverpool won the title without kicking a ball after Manchester City were beaten 2-1 at Chelsea

Liverpool won the title without kicking a ball after Manchester City were beaten 2-1 at Chelsea

Ex-Liverpool winger Ryan Babel was among the club's former players delighted at the news

Ex-Liverpool winger Ryan Babel was among the club’s former players delighted at the news

‘Incredible achievement from a fantastic squad of top players, led by a world-class manager and coaching team.

‘And lastly and most importantly, the fans who have waited 30 years.’ 



Callum Hudson-Odoi says Met Police will take no further action on rape allegation made last month


Callum Hudson-Odoi confirms Met Police will take no further action on allegation of rape made against him after a model he met online said she was attacked at Chelsea star’s Battersea apartment

  • Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested last month at his apartment in Battersea
  • The Chelsea star was accused of rape by a model he is said to have met online
  • The woman was taken to hospital that night after making the allegations 
  • But posting on Twitter he confirmed no further action will be taken by police 

Callum Hudson-Odoi has confirmed the Metropolitan Police will take no further action following rape allegations made against him. 

The Chelsea star was arrested last month and later released on bail after flouting social distancing guidelines to invite a model he had reportedly met online to his home in Battersea.

The police then attended reports of an incident after being called by the woman, who was taken to hospital by an ambulance that night after reporting that she had been raped.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has confirmed no further action will be taken on allegations against him

The 19-year-old Chelsea star was arrested last month on allegations of rape made by a model

The 19-year-old Chelsea star was arrested last month on allegations of rape made by a model

The Sun reported last month that the Chelsea star allegedly asked the woman to arrive at his property wearing lingerie and that the pair exchanged flirtatious messages beforehand.

But following a ‘full and thorough investigation’, the 19-year-old confirmed in a statement posted on Twitter that no further action would be taken.

‘At a time where there are bigger things happening in the world right now, you may also be aware of serious allegations that were made against me,’ he said.

‘I have stayed silent and assisted the police fully throughout their enquiries, as I knew the day would soon come when my name would be cleared.

Hudson-Odoi had met the model online and invited her to his Battersea apartment

Hudson-Odoi had met the model online and invited her to his Battersea apartment

‘Following a full and thorough investigation, the police have now confirmed they will take no further action.

‘I would like to use this platform to thank everyone who has stood by my side and supported me during this difficult period.

‘I have learned that being a footballer and playing for one of the best clubs in the world comes with great responsibility, and going forward I will try and use my platform as a Chelsea player to be the best role model that I can be.’ 

The Met Police also confirmed the news, stating: ‘A man arrested on Sunday, 17 May following an allegation of rape… has been released with no further action.

But Hudson-Odoi thanked those who supported him and stated he wants to be a role model

But Hudson-Odoi thanked those who supported him and stated he wants to be a role model

‘The incident is therefore no longer being investigated by police.’

Hudson-Odoi revealed in March that he had contracted coronavirus, and was among one of the first Premier League players and staff to be affected.

Hudson-Odoi has emerged as one of the Premier League club’s most exciting prospects over the past two seasons. 

Last year, the 19-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich, who tabled three bids for the winger worth as much as £45million.

Last September, he became one of the best-paid teenagers in world football after signing extended terms with the Blues worth a mind-boggling £180,000 per week.

The England international was one of the first Premier League players to contract coronavirus

The England international was one of the first Premier League players to contract coronavirus 

Callum Hudson-Odoi says Met Police will take no further action on rape allegation made last month


Callum Hudson-Odoi confirms Met Police will take no further action on allegation of rape made against him after a model he met online said she was attacked at Chelsea star’s Battersea apartment

  • Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested last month at his apartment in Battersea
  • The Chelsea star was accused of rape by a model he is said to have met online
  • The woman was taken to hospital that night after making the allegations 
  • But posting on Twitter he confirmed no further action will be taken by police 

Callum Hudson-Odoi has confirmed the Metropolitan Police will take no further action following rape allegations made against him. 

The Chelsea star was arrested last month and later released on bail after flouting social distancing guidelines to invite a model he had reportedly met online to his home in Battersea.

The police then attended reports of an incident after being called by the woman, who was taken to hospital by an ambulance that night after reporting that she had been raped.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has confirmed no further action will be taken on allegations against him

The 19-year-old Chelsea star was arrested last month on allegations of rape made by a model

The 19-year-old Chelsea star was arrested last month on allegations of rape made by a model

The Sun reported last month that the Chelsea star allegedly asked the woman to arrive at his property wearing lingerie and that the pair exchanged flirtatious messages beforehand.

But following a ‘full and thorough investigation’, the 19-year-old confirmed in a statement posted on Twitter that no further action would be taken.

‘At a time where there are bigger things happening in the world right now, you may also be aware of serious allegations that were made against me,’ he said.

‘I have stayed silent and assisted the police fully throughout their enquiries, as I knew the day would soon come when my name would be cleared.

Hudson-Odoi had met the model online and invited her to his Battersea apartment

Hudson-Odoi had met the model online and invited her to his Battersea apartment

‘Following a full and thorough investigation, the police have now confirmed they will take no further action.

‘I would like to use this platform to thank everyone who has stood by my side and supported me during this difficult period.

‘I have learned that being a footballer and playing for one of the best clubs in the world comes with great responsibility, and going forward I will try and use my platform as a Chelsea player to be the best role model that I can be.’ 

The Met Police also confirmed the news, stating: ‘A man arrested on Sunday, 17 May following an allegation of rape… has been released with no further action.

But Hudson-Odoi thanked those who supported him and stated he wants to be a role model

But Hudson-Odoi thanked those who supported him and stated he wants to be a role model

‘The incident is therefore no longer being investigated by police.’

Hudson-Odoi revealed in March that he had contracted coronavirus, and was among one of the first Premier League players and staff to be affected.

Hudson-Odoi has emerged as one of the Premier League club’s most exciting prospects over the past two seasons. 

Last year, the 19-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich, who tabled three bids for the winger worth as much as £45million.

Last September, he became one of the best-paid teenagers in world football after signing extended terms with the Blues worth a mind-boggling £180,000 per week.

The England international was one of the first Premier League players to contract coronavirus

The England international was one of the first Premier League players to contract coronavirus 

Liverpool’s title run-in, Arsenal vs Spurs and Chelsea games – the Premier League’s ‘high risk’ ties


Police call for SIX ‘high risk’ Premier League games to be moved to neutral venues over crowd fears… with Liverpool, Man United, Chelsea and Newcastle all facing high-profile switches

  • Police have identified six ‘high risk’ PL games that could be at neutral venues
  • There are concerns fans could gather near grounds and breach lockdown rules 
  • Liverpool’s matches are of particular concern given they will win the title soon
  • There is concern about two Newcastle games amid their impending takeover 

Police have identified six fixtures of particular concern which will be staged at neutral venues when the Premier League returns, Sportsmail can reveal.

Three games involving Liverpool will be moved to a neutral venue, including the Merseyside derby and their likely title-winning game, though there is no possibility of Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti’s sides meeting in Manchester.

There is also a concern about two Newcastle games.

The full list of games police hold concerns over are: Manchester City v Liverpool, Manchester City v Newcastle, Manchester United v Sheffield United, Newcastle v Liverpool, Everton v Liverpool and the game which takes Liverpool to the title.

At yesterday’s Premier League meeting 12 games were mentioned as potentially being moved to neutral venues – including a series of London derbies, as revealed by Sportsmail. The clubs involved still expect these matches to be moved, too.

Three of Liverpool’s games will be moved to a neutral venue when the Premier League returns

THE SIX GAMES POLICE FEAR MOST

Manchester City v Liverpool

Manchester City v Newcastle

Manchester United v Sheffield United

Newcastle v Liverpool

Everton v Liverpool

Liverpool’s title-winning game 

Other games that could be moved include: 

While there had been an initial plan to play all matches at neutral grounds, that was dismissed out of hand but other games could now be switched – including Liverpool’s remaining matches at Anfield before they inevitably take the title.

The six fixtures of concerns have been identified after individual forces were asked which games concerned them.

As yet, there are no fixtures relating to relegation-threatened sides, which could avoid the row over neutral venues which saw the bottom six insist that they wanted to retain home advantage.

But Sportsmail understands that additional relegation fixtures could be added if that aspect of the resumed season creates crunch matches in which large numbers are likely to gather. 

There is no possibility of the Merseyside derby taking place just down the road in Manchester

There is no possibility of the Merseyside derby taking place just down the road in Manchester

Newcastle's huge fan base is a concern, with the possible Saudi takeover adding excitement

Newcastle’s huge fan base is a concern, with the possible Saudi takeover adding excitement

It has not yet been decided where neutral games will be staged. Some of Britain’s 43 police force areas have said they are willing to stage them. Some have indicated they are not.

Discussions on that will now take place between the Premier League and senior football police officers, who today praised the league for their cooperative and positive contribution to security discussions.

Greater Manchester Police, whose chief constable expressed concerns about some fixtures two weeks ago, have identified three fixtures in their force area as ones they prefer to be held at neutral venues.

The United v Sheffield United match is unexpected and could be a consequence of the two cities’ relative proximity and this being the Blades’ first season back in the top flight. 

Newcastle’s huge fan base clearly concerns officers, with the possible Saudi takeover at St James Park heightening the air of expectation.

Liverpool need just two more wins to capture the Premier League and it could come as early as the opening weekend, if Manchester City lose to Arsenal and they beat Everton. 

The likes of Leeds and West Brom in the Championship could also be asked to play at neutral venues as both are edging towards promotion. 

Man United v Sheffield United could be a consequence of the two cities' relative proximity

Man United v Sheffield United could be a consequence of the two cities’ relative proximity

Manchester City's home match against Liverpool could be another switched to a neutral venue

Manchester City’s home match against Liverpool could be another switched to a neutral venue

A plan is now in place for the Premier League season to be concluded by July 25, with 92 games to be held in 39 days.

Premier League chief Richard Masters said in a statement on Thursday: He said: ‘We have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday, June 17. 

‘But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority.

‘Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums, so we are pleased to have come up with a positive solution for supporters to be able to watch all the remaining 92 matches. 

‘The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters. 

‘It is important to ensure as many people as possible can watch the matches at home.’ 


Liverpool’s title run-in, Arsenal vs Spurs and Chelsea games – the Premier League’s ‘high risk’ ties


BREAKING NEWS: Police call for SIX ‘high risk’ Premier League games to be moved to neutral venues over crowd fears… with Liverpool, Man United, Chelsea and Newcastle all facing high-profile switches

  • Police have identified six ‘high risk’ PL games that could be at neutral venues
  • There are concerns fans could gather near grounds and breach lockdown rules 
  • Liverpool’s matches are of particular concern given they will win the title soon
  • There is concern about two Newcastle games amid their impending takeover 

Police have identified six fixtures of particular concern which will be staged at neutral venues when the Premier League returns, Sportsmail can reveal.

Three games involving Liverpool will be moved to a neutral venue, including the Merseyside derby and their likely title-winning game, though there is no possibility of Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti’s sides meeting in Manchester.

There is also a concern about two Newcastle games.

The full list of games police hold concerns over are: Manchester City v Liverpool, Manchester City v Newcastle, Manchester United v Sheffield United, Newcastle v Liverpool, Everton v Liverpool and the game which takes Liverpool to the title.

Three of Liverpool’s games will be moved to a neutral venue when the Premier League returns

THE SIX GAMES POLICE FEAR MOST

Manchester City v Liverpool

Manchester City v Newcastle

Manchester United v Sheffield United

Newcastle v Liverpool

Everton v Liverpool

Liverpool’s title-winning game 

On Thursday, the division announced that the action would resume on June 17 with the two games clubs have in-hand before a full round of fixtures, involving all 20 sides, over the weekend of June 20. 

While there had been an initial plan to play all matches at neutral grounds, that was dismissed out of hand but other games could now be switched – including Liverpool’s remaining matches at Anfield before they inevitably take the title.

The six fixtures of concerns have been identified after individual forces were asked which games concerned them.

As yet, there are no fixtures relating to relegation-threatened sides, which could avoid the row over neutral venues which saw the bottom six insist that they wanted to retain home advantage.

But Sportsmail understands that additional relegation fixtures could be added if that aspect of the resumed season creates crunch matches in which large numbers are likely to gather.

The Times have reported that there are 12 ‘high risk’ matches that discussions are being held over.

There is no possibility of the Merseyside derby taking place just down the road in Manchester

There is no possibility of the Merseyside derby taking place just down the road in Manchester

Newcastle's huge fan base is a concern, with the possible Saudi takeover adding excitement

Newcastle’s huge fan base is a concern, with the possible Saudi takeover adding excitement

It has not yet been decided where neutral games will be staged. Some of Britain’s 43 police force areas have said they are willing to stage them. Some have indicated they are not.

Discussions on that will now take place between the Premier League and senior football police officers, who today praised the league for their cooperative and positive contribution to security discussions.

Greater Manchester Police, whose chief constable expressed concerns about some fixtures two weeks ago, have identified three fixtures in their force area as ones they prefer to be held at neutral venues.

The United v Sheffield United match is unexpected and could be a consequence of the two cities’ relative proximity and this being the Blades’ first season back in the top flight. 

Newcastle’s huge fan base clearly concerns officers, with the possible Saudi takeover at St James Park heightening the air of expectation.

Liverpool need just two more wins to capture the Premier League and it could come as early as the opening weekend, if Manchester City lose to Arsenal and they beat Everton. 

The likes of Leeds and West Brom in the Championship could also be asked to play at neutral venues as both are edging towards promotion. 

Man United v Sheffield United could be a consequence of the two cities' relative proximity

Man United v Sheffield United could be a consequence of the two cities’ relative proximity

Manchester City's home match against Liverpool could be another switched to a neutral venue

Manchester City’s home match against Liverpool could be another switched to a neutral venue

A plan is now in place for the Premier League season to be concluded by July 25, with 92 games to be held in 39 days.

Premier League chief Richard Masters said in a statement on Thursday: He said: ‘We have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday, June 17. 

‘But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority.

‘Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums, so we are pleased to have come up with a positive solution for supporters to be able to watch all the remaining 92 matches. 

‘The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters. 

‘It is important to ensure as many people as possible can watch the matches at home.’ 


Liverpool leapfrog Manchester City AND Chelsea in KPMG’s list of Europe’s most valuable clubs


Liverpool leapfrog Manchester City AND Chelsea in KPMG’s list of Europe’s most valuable clubs as their valuation jumps 19 per cent to £2.25BILLION… but they still lag some way behind mega-rich Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United

  • European champions Liverpool were biggest winners in KPMG Rich List
  • Their values soared by almost a fifth to £2.25bn during a successful 2019
  • That saw them leapfrog Manchester City and Chelsea to fifth in the rankings
  • But they still trail the wealth of Real Madrid, Man United and Barcelona 
  • Real hang on to top spot in KPMG list with an enterprise value of £2.95bn 
  • United saw a slight decrease in value but remain second with worth of £2.84bn 

Liverpool have leapfrogged Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea in the list of Europe’s most valuable clubs with their valuation soaring by 19 per cent to almost £2.25billion.

But the reigning European champions remain some way behind the wealth of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona in the annual rich list.

The Bernabeu club remain top of KPMG’s rankings for 2020 with an enterprise value of £2.95bn following a small increase of 1.5 per cent over the past year.

Liverpool’s Champions League triumph in 2019 helped them soar up the KPMG Rich List 

Real Madrid remain top of the KPMG rankings, however, with an enterprise value of £2.95bn

Real Madrid remain top of the KPMG rankings, however, with an enterprise value of £2.95bn

But it was enough to keep them ahead of United in second place, whose value actually went down two per cent to £2.84bn over the past 12 months.

That has allowed Barcelona, who overtook Bayern Munich into third, to close the gap following a 12.2 per cent rise in value to £2.7bn.

But Liverpool are the big winners off the back of their Champions League triumph last season and likely Premier League success if this season can resume.

A rise in value of 19.3 per cent was recorded by KPMG’s figures, which saw them move ahead of Man City and Chelsea with an enterprise value of some £2.25bn.

City recorded a tiny 0.3 per cent contraction and are worth £2.21bn, while Chelsea, who won last season’s Europa League, are valued at £1.88bn, down 6.3 per cent.

Manchester United remain second in the list with a value of £2.84bn despite a small decrease

Manchester United remain second in the list with a value of £2.84bn despite a small decrease

Barcelona return to third place, overtaking Bayern Munich following a 12 per cent rise

Barcelona return to third place, overtaking Bayern Munich following a 12 per cent rise

Liverpool moved ahead of both Chelsea and Manchester City following their European win

Liverpool moved ahead of both Chelsea and Manchester City following their European win

Rich List rankings 

Shows each club’s Enterprise Value for 2020 and year-on-year change 

1. Real Madrid (unchanged) – £2.95bn (+1.5%)

2. Manchester United (unchanged) – £2.84bn (-2%)

3. Barcelona (+1) – £2.71bn (+12.2%)

4. Bayern Munich (-1) – £2.44bn (+0.4%)

5. Liverpool (+2) – £2.26bn (+19.3%)

6. Manchester City (-1) – £2.21bn (-0.3%)

7. Chelsea (-1) – £1.88bn (-6.3%)

8. Tottenham Hotspur (+1) – £1.75bn (+15.8%)

9. Paris Saint-Germain (+2) – £1.62bn (+36.7%)

10. Arsenal (-2) – £1.57bn (-13.2%)

Source: KPMG 

Tottenham, who lost to Liverpool in last season’s Champions League final, climbed a place into eighth, while Paris Saint-Germain recorded enormous growth of 36.7 per cent to move above Arsenal and Juventus into the top 10.

Arsenal, who have missed out on Champions League football for the past two years, slip 13.2 per cent in value to 10th at £1.57bn.

However, KPMG make clear their figures were compiled five months ago on January 1 and do not include the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hit every football club. Next year’s valuations will take this impact into account.

Other big winners included Inter Milan, whose value rose by 33.7 per cent, lifting them to 14th position and fellow Serie A club Roma, who climbed five spots to 16th.

In all, there are eight Premier League clubs in the top 20, with West Ham and Leicester adding to those in the top 10.




Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi arrested on suspicion of rape following model calling police


REVEALED: England and Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi, 19, was arrested on suspicion of rape after a model he met online called police and said she was attacked at his Battersea apartment

  • Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on suspicion of rape in the early hours of Sunday
  • A model he met online and invited to his home had called police  
  • The Metropolitan Police confirmed a woman went to hospital and a man was arrested 
  • Hudson-Odoi was released on bail on Monday morning and has not made any formal comment but a friend said he denied any wrongdoing

Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on suspicion of rape in the early hours of Sunday morning after a model he met online and invited to his home was taken to hospital.

Metropolitan Police officers attended reports of an incident at the England international’s apartment after being called by the woman. An ambulance also attended the scene.

The 19-year-old was arrested by officers and taken into police custody before being released on bail. Today a friend said Hudson-Odoi denied the accusations. 

Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on suspicion of rape on Sunday morning

Hudson-Odoi pictured last Thursday while visiting his agent and brother Bradley's house

Hudson-Odoi pictured last Thursday while visiting his agent and brother Bradley’s house

Police attended Hudson-Odoi's apartment after a model he met online rang an ambulance

Police attended Hudson-Odoi’s apartment after a model he met online rang an ambulance 

A police spokesman said: ‘Police and London Ambulance Service were called at 03:53hrs on Sunday, 17 May to a report of an unwell woman.

‘When emergency services attended, a woman reported that she was raped. She was taken to hospital.

‘A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of rape. He was released from custody and bailed to return on a date in mid-June.’

Police returned to Hudson-Odoi’s property on Sunday to continue their investigations into the matter.

The Sun reported that Hudson-Odoi met the woman online and invited her to his home, in breach of lockdown guidelines, sending a vehicle to collect her.

Neighbours of the 19-year-old told The Sun that his acquaintance was ‘very glamorous’ before the property was ‘crawling with police’. 

The report says that the Chelsea star is said to have asked the woman to arrive at his property wearing lingerie and that the pair exchanged flirtatious messages beforehand. 

Police and an ambulance were called to the Chelsea star's home on Sunday

Police and an ambulance were called to the Chelsea star’s home on Sunday

He tested positive for coronavirus in March and his team-mates are aware of his arrest - it comes two months after he posted a 'stay at home' message on social media

He tested positive for coronavirus in March and his team-mates are aware of his arrest – it comes two months after he posted a ‘stay at home’ message on social media

Chelsea were contacted by Sportsmail for comment, though news of Hudson-Odoi’s arrest had filtered back to players and staff at the Stamford Bridge club during Sunday afternoon.

Hudson-Odoi was one of the first footballers in the UK to confirm he had to be infected with the Covid-19 in March, but is due to return to group training by the end of the week provided his tests allow him to.

‘I had the virus which has cleared now. I fully feel good, I feel fit, so I am feeling back to myself so it is all good,’ he said at the start of April.

Additional police officers arrived at the home on Sunday afternoon to carry out searches

Additional police officers arrived at the home on Sunday afternoon to carry out searches 

‘I had it [the illness] three weeks ago now I think, on a Monday when I felt a bit hot and I was thinking this is a bit unusual, why do I feel this hot. The next day I was feeling back to normal.

‘I thought it was just a minor temperature thing, but obviously it wasn’t. I said to myself this wasn’t actually that bad, the symptoms, and I said to myself ‘I feel good, I feel better’.

‘Everyone has been asking me how I have been which has been class from them. They have been showing me support and saying “Cal, get well soon, I hope you are okay now”.

‘It has been very warming and a good feeling to know you have got your team-mates behind you, backing you and making sure you are feeling well and encouraging you.’ 

Hudson-Odoi has emerged as one of the Premier League club’s most exciting prospects over the past two seasons. Last year, the 19-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich, who tabled three bids for the winger worth as much as £45million.

Last September, he became one of the best-paid teenagers in world football after signing extended terms with the Blues worth a mind-boggling £180,000 per week.