Liverpool’s first top flight title victory in 30 years was sealed last night as the Anfield side were confirmed the 2019/2020 English Premiership winners.
It is the first time Liverpool have won the League since 1989/1990 and the 19th top flight title in their history.
Liverpool battered Crystal Palace 4-0 on Wednesday night at Anfield in a game played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions with Alexander-Arnold, Salah, Fabinho and Mané all scoring.
However it was Manchester City’s 2-1 away loss to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea last night that sealed the title for the Merseyside Reds.
Only a win could have kept City in contention and the loss left Pep Guardiola’s side 23 points adrift and Liverpool impossible to catch. The failure end’s the two year stint of the Sheikhi Mansour owned side’s dominance at the top of the Premier League.
Despite warnings to stay at home thousands of Liverpool fans gathered at Anfield last night and there were celebrations into the night across the city.
Much lauded Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports, “I have no words, it’s unbelievable. It’s much more than I ever thought would be possible. Becoming champion with this club is absolutely incredible.”
He added, “I haven’t waited 30 years – I have been here for four and a half years – but it is quite an achievement, especially with the three-month break because nobody knew if we could go on. I know it is difficult for people in this moment but we could not hold back. We will enjoy this with our supporters when we can.”
It has been a spectacular campaign for Liverpool, at one point having led the table by 25 points – a record in the English Premier League. There are still records to be broken in their remaining 7 games including Man City’s 100 point total for a season and most wins in a season (32).
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