Liverpool are the 2019/20 Premier League champions at long, long last.
After Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City on Wednesday night, Liverpool’s massive lead at the top became mathematically unassailable and the historic moment was all theirs.
Christian Pulisic opened the scoring for the home side, before Kevin De Bruyne equalised with a stunning free-kick, but it was all over when Willian converted from the penalty spot after Fernandinho’s red card.
The Reds placed both hands on the trophy with an impeccable record of 28 victories, two draws and just a single defeat, ending their 30-year wait for a league title.
Liverpool have become the butt of so many jokes over the years with Manchester United accelerating past them to 20 league titles with 13 plaques coming in the Premier League era.
- Christian Pulisic’s opener vs Man City
- Alexander-Arnold’s stunning free-kick vs Palace
- Fabinho’s 30-yard belter vs Palace
Liverpool crowned champions
But now the Reds are back on their trail with Thursday’s crowning moment moving them to 19 titles, which is an ominous prospect with Jurgen Klopp looking to build a dynasty at Anfield.
Before next season becomes a topic of conversation, though, there are still so many records Liverpool can break and their immaculate win rate suggests it could be a formality.
The Merseyside club are on course to accumulate the most home and away wins as well as the largest margin of victory to go with their record of the earliest ever title win.
And their current total of 86 points tees them up nicely to break Manchester City’s record of 100 during the 2017/18 season with room to spare.
More history beckons for Klopp
City had won the last two Premier League titles, but their campaign for a ‘three-peat’ never really gathered momentum and their next game, well, comes against Liverpool themselves.
It will be a painful moment for Pep Guardiola and co if they follow what has become a Premier League tradition of staging a guard of honour for the newly-crowned champions.
And Klopp’s men might as well get used to it with fixtures against Aston Villa, Brighton, Burnley, Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle still to come after their trip to the Etihad Stadium.
But forget about that for a moment, Liverpool are champions of England and it’s been 30 years in the making. Let your hair down and celebrate, Kopites!
It might not have happened in the way any of us envisaged, but perhaps it’s fitting that the league was sown up at Stamford Bridge because it means everyone can celebrate from home.