Despite Liverpool not playing a Premier League yesterday, they were confirmed winners of English Premier League title for the 2019/2020 campaign with seven games to spare and 23 points off Manchester City in the second position. Willian’s 78th-minute conversion from the spot in a match between Manchester City and Chelsea late last night was enough to earn the Reds their first top-tier league trophy since 1990.
Liverpool has done impressively well in the league this season with 28 wins and just 1 defeat in 31 games, their manager, Jurgen Klopp had nothing but praise for his players for their performance this current campaign: “It’s an incredible achievement by my players and it’s a huge joy for me to coach them. I haven’t waited 30 years, I have been here for four-and-half years, but it is quite an achievement, especially with the three-month break because nobody knew if we could go on.”
The Reds head coach (Klopp) paid homage to his predecessor Sir Kenny Dalglish (the last Liverpool manager to lift the league title) and former skipper Steven Gerrard (who came close to lead the prestigious title in 2013/2014 campaign): “It’s unbelievable. It’s much more than I ever thought would be possible. Knowing how much Kenny supported us, it is for you.
He has waited 30 years and it’s for Stevie Gerrard. The boys admire you and it’s easy to motivate the team because of our great history.”
Jurgen Klopp, joining the Reds in 2015, has done a great job for Liverpool by turning them from doubters to believers, “We have to change from doubters to believers”. They came very close to win it last year, dragging the title challenge to the last match of the season but lost it to Manchester City, having a point short of the Cityzens. But their consistently good performance and believe put an end their 30 years league title jinx. The German gaffer has now led Liverpool to one league title, one UEFA Champions League trophy, Super Cup glory, and FIFA Club World Cup glory.
Liverpool is now one title behind Manchester United’s English record of 20 league titles in history and they are on course to beat record 100 points Manchester City had in 2017/2018 season.