Liverpool stars gave fine pot to club staff in ultimate show of respect

Liverpool stars have been lauded for yet another classy gesture by giving club staff the fine pot to thank them for all their hard work

The Reds are enjoying an outstanding campaign under manager Jurgen Klopp, who has installed a winners mentality at Melwood since his arrival in October 2015. Liverpool have set their sights on a historic quadruple and have already added this seasons League Cup and FA Cup to their ever-extending trophy cabinet.

One man that epitomises everything that Klopp stands for is James Milner. The tiresome midfielder is renowned for his lung-busting energy and enthusiasm as well as a likeable off the field persona.

He told The Athletic: "We have fun with the fines. They go into a pot and we’ll use them for a team do or families or in pre-season, when we were away for a long stint in Austria, we gave it to the staff to thank them for their work.

"Sometimes it goes to charity. It’s good fun but it’s also important because the little things matter. ‘Oh, sorry I’m a bit late’ — well, hang on a minute, your team-mates are waiting for you, so it’s a respect thing."

Milner added: "The dressing room is incredible. The group of guys we have, there’s not one dodgy character in there. Not one. And you always say that in interviews but here you don’t have to lie! It’s ridiculous.

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"And that’s credit to recruitment but everyone in the dressing room gets on really well. The guys coming in feel part of something straight away."

When quizzed on Liverpool's never-ceasing athleticism he said: "It starts in pre-season. It's just relentless; double session, game, double, triple, on and on and if you look at this season it’s been perfect preparation because the games come every three days, two days, three.

"As time has gone on, the manager has learned he can trust his players to have a day off, but wow, the intensity is crazy."

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