After Liverpool’s 4-0 midweek win over Crystal Palace, the Reds knew that they could clinch their Premier League title with a win in a visit to second-place Manchester City next week.
What they might not have expected, however, was for City to lose on Thursday night to Chelsea, which went ahead and wrapped up their first ever Premier League title ahead of time.
Manchester City dropped its match in London on Thursday night by a 2-1 final score, which was enough to clinch the title for the Reds. Their English league championship is their first since 1990, before the creation of the current Premier League top flight.
Despite social distancing measures enacted due to the ongoing pandemic, fans gathered outside of Anfield to celebrate their long-awaited trophy. The lack of a Premier League title had long been a sore spot for one of Europe’s top soccer sides.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was elated at his team’s Premier League title, but also stated that he hopes that the team’s run of success won’t stop after this year’s trophy and last year’s Champions League trophy.
In the midst of the celebration, Klopp remarked of his team, “The consistency is so incredible, I cannot describe it. We will not stop — we will stay focused. We see the opportunity. Not stopping does not mean we will win everything, we just want to improve.”
Now, Liverpool has seven matches left in the season to aim to break the all-time Premier League points record of 100 points held by Manchester City.