European Champions, World Champions, English Champions.We are LIVERPOOL.
The Reds claimed their first English top-flight title since 1990 after Chelsea’s defeat of Manchester City ended the race with seven games to spare.ITS OVER.
The title race is over and so is the waiting. All that yearning and worrying, the talking and the dreaming, the sleepless nights and the arguments and the frustration and the near misses.After 30 years, they can say it loud and sing it proud: Liverpool Football Club – Champions of England.
The longest wait ends with the sweetest feeling. Jurgen Klopp’s side are already Kings of Europe, they’ve already conquered the world, and now they have the prize they really wanted.
When John Barnes converted a penalty against Queens Park Rangers on April 28 1990, giving the Reds their 10th championship in 15 years and their 18th in total. There have been nine permanent managers at Liverpool, one caretaker and On the pitch, a total of 239 players have represented the club in a league game since Barnes’ spot-kick. There have been 218 signings.
Those players, each of those managers, was given the same task to put Liverpool at the very top of English football.
What Jurgen Klopp has achieved at Anfield in the last five years, deserves to sit comfortably alongside the club’s all-time greats.
He has captured bit-by-bit, piece-by-piece, Klopp has assembled a side which ranks among the greatest in English football history. First, he made them believe, then he made them achieve.
The numbers speak for themselves. Klopp’s side are the fastest ever Premier League champions, and at the time of writing have built up the biggest winning margin by a title-winning side. They are unbeaten at Anfield in more than three years, and on course to become the first side to win all of its home games in a top-flight season since Sunderland in 1892.
If Liverpool take 15 points from their last seven fixtures – yes, they will set a new points record for a top-flight campaign.
The Reds won their first eight league games of the season, drew the next one and then responded with an 18-game winning run. City had picked up 198 points across the last two seasons, but they were 25 behind by the time the season was halted by the coronavirus crisis in mid-March. They stumbled, and Liverpool just kept on winning.
At the end, not even a global pandemic could deny the Reds. Klopp and his players kept quiet when it was suggested in some quarters that the season should be declared null-and-void.
Despite all these, they worked and they prepared and they hoped. And when it was deemed safe enough to return, they returned more hungry and motivated.
European Champions, World Champions, English Champions.We are Liverpool.