Premier League: Liverpool won their 19th league title after a 30-year-long wait

Thousands of Liverpool fans
Thousands of Liverpool fans gathered at Anfield to celebrate their side's first title in 30 years

Since Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea to mark the Reds as champions of the Premier League, Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a top-flight win is over.

The waiting time of thirty years is over. Liverpool is again England’s champions.

As of Thursday 1990, Liverpool clinched its first league title, ending an agonizing title drought without the players even having to take the field.

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Liverpool is currently on 86 points from 31 matches. (Source: File Photo)

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.

A number of Reds players, including goalkeeper Alisson, defender Virgil van Dijk, and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, celebrated together after watching the Chelsea-City game. Klopp, wearing a Liverpool shirt and clearly emotional, told Sky Sports: “I have no words, it’s unbelievable.

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“It’s much more than I ever thought would be possible. Becoming champion with this club is absolutely incredible.

I haven’t waited for 30 years I’ve been here for four and a half years but it ‘s been an achievement, particularly with the three-month break and no one knew if we should start. At this moment, I know it’s hard for people but we couldn’t hold off. We’ll share it with our friends when we can.

As the global pandemic disrupted life in England and led to the suspension of the Premier League for three months, Liverpool supporters endured a nervous wait to see how the season would end, with some early suggestions it might have been declared null and void, thus wiping their remarkable efforts from the record books.

The Premier League’s return this month enabled them to cap their stunning success.

However, because of the measures put in place in response to the virus, Liverpool will not be able to celebrate their long-awaited success with their supporters immediately, at least not in the traditional sense.

As with Wednesday’s 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.

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