Liverpool are the champions of England for the first time in 30 years!
Seven rounds before the end, Liverpool already have an unattainable 23-point advantage. And Manchester City, which was second in line, lost its chances to scale this gap along with losing a match to Chelsea.
Emotional Jürgen Klopp, who was on the verge of tears, appeared in the program of English Sky Sports after the game, and club legend Kenny Dalglish was in the video conference.
“This is a great relief. Maybe not to me, because I haven’t waited 30 years but only four and a half. It’s a relief also because we didn’t know what would happen to the season and I’m overjoyed that it’s over. People, celebrate, this is for all of you. Just stay home and celebrate,” Klopp said.
Klopp arrived at Anfield in 2015 and said he expects the team to win at least one big trophy in the next four years.
Two years ago, he lost the Champions League final to Real, but won the European title last season.
He scored as many as 97 points in the Premiership last season, but missed the title by one point. But now, the English title is his.
“I have no words, this is amazing and more than anything I’ve ever dreamed of. Being a champion with this club is fascinating. Kenny, this is for you too. I know how long you had to wait. This is for Stevie [Gerrard] too, this is for all of you. Kenny, the guys adore you and Stevie and it was never hard to motivate them since this club has such a glorious past. I didn’t want to watch the Chelsea and City game but I couldn’t stand it and I watched. It was very tense. It’s amazing that have been made by my players in the last two years and it is wonderful to be their coach,” the Liverpool coach said.
Liverpool’s title was secured because Chelsea beat Manchester City 2:1 in the derby of the 31st round of the Premiership.
The Liverpool players watched the broadcast of the match from Stamford Bridge, and celebrated together just like the fans who welcomed the end of the game on the streets around Anfield.