Jurgen Klopp made it: Liverpool are England champions. The title returns to Merseyside after 30 years of waiting. With Chelsea’s defeat at Manchester City, Liverpool mathematically became England’s champion.
With the defeat of Manchester City away to Chelsea tonight 2-1, the Premier League goes to the formation of Jurgen Klopp that can boast the beauty of 23 points clear with seven games left. An incredible record by the Reds who have recorded only two draws and a single defeat in a season.
Klopp’s side have produced one of the most memorable campaigns in Premier League history, amassing 86 points already, with a record of 28 victories, two draws and a single defeat from their 31 games.
Such has been their dominance, at one stage they led the table by 25 points – a record gap between a side in first and second in English top-flight history.
Congratulations to @LFC on winning the Premier League.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) June 25, 2020
It is Liverpool’s 19th top-flight title and their first since 1989-90. One which was made even more impressive, given the layoff because of the coronavirus pandemic which swept across the globe.
Supporters flock to Anfield
Despite being urged to “stay home” by the city’s metro mayor because of coronavirus, thousands of fans gathered at Anfield to celebrate.
Many of the supporters who congregated at the club’s ground wore face masks and some lit flares.
As the global pandemic disrupted life in England and led to the suspension of the Premier League for three months, Reds supporters endured a nervous wait to see how the season would be concluded, with some early suggestions it might have been declared null and void, thus wiping their remarkable efforts from the record books.
Jurgen Klopp’s side impressive 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, when they next play at Anfield – against Aston Villa on Sunday, 5 July, and for their two other remaining home games – it will be behind closed doors.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) June 25, 2020
Emotional Liverpool & Klopp
As things stand it also seems unlikely they will be able to partake in any of the usual public events in Liverpool, such as an open-top bus parade around the city.
An emotional 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.
“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.”
After hearing the full-time whistle at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool’s players celebrated together as they claimed the club’s first-ever Premier League title.
Liverpool, who have followed up last season’s Champions League title with Premier League silverware, now stand just one behind Manchester United’s record-breaking haul of 20 top-flight titles.
Klopp’s side still have plenty to play for between now and the end of the campaign as they go in search of a whole host of records to break, including the most ever wins and points in a Premier League season, as well as the record number of points in an English league campaign.
Jurgen Klopp’s side end three-decade wait for the league title after Man City defeat; Reds move one behind Manchester United’s record haul, Liverpool is red tonight as the party has just started.