Liverpool are champions! Reds crowned Premier League champions after Manchester City fail to beat Chelsea as Merseyside club finally end their 30-year wait to lift top-flight title
- Liverpool have been crowned the Premier League champions for 2019-20
- The Reds secured first place after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea
- The result ends a 30-year wait for a top-flight title for the Merseyside outfit
Liverpool have been crowned Premier League champions, ending the club’s 30-year wait for a top-flight title.
The Reds’ top spot finish was confirmed on Thursday evening after second-place Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The result leaves Jurgen Klopp’s men 23 points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side with just 21 left to play for.
Liverpool have been crowned Premier League champions for the 2019-20 campaign
Jurgen Klopp’s men were on the brink of the title on Wednesday after beating Crystal Palace
The Reds secured a 4-0 victory over Roy Hodgson’s side in front of an empty Anfield
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side failed to beat Chelsea and Liverpool’s title was sealed
Liverpool fans were pictured celebrating outside Anfield after news of the title was confirmed
Some supporters set off flares to celebrate the club’s first league championship in 30 years
It is confirmation of what has been apparent for a long time, given Liverpool’s dominance during the campaign, of which there was further evidence on Wednesday evening when they thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0.
Klopp’s men have lost just once all season – a 3-0 defeat by Watford at Vicarage Road back in February – and have dropped points on only two other occasions during the campaign.
They won each of their opening eight fixtures in the Premier League this term before being held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford by rivals Manchester United in October.
After that blip, they embarked on an incredible run that saw them pick up three points in all of their next 18 top-flight fixtures.
More to follow.
The result at Stamford Bridge makes Klopp the first Reds manager to deliver a title in 30 years
Liverpool had not lifted a first division title in 30 years, last lifting the trophy back in 1990