Liverpool have won the English top-tier league for the first time in 30 years. Photo credits: Liverpool FC

Liverpool become English league champions for the first time in 30 years

At last, Liverpool are champions of England.

The city and their fans have been waiting for the Reds to win the English top flight for 30 years, their last title coming in 1990, and now they’ve done it, following Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City that put Liverpool 23 points ahead of City with a maximum of 21 points left to earn.

After barely losing the titles in 2013-14 and 2018-19, both to City, Liverpool, who have been head and shoulders above any other team this season, now have a Premier League title to the name of what could be one of the greatest Liverpool teams of all time.

The team, led by Jurgen Klopp, have won 28 out of their 31 played games, and now the question is whether or not they’ll break City’s league record total of points, 100, by the end of the season.  The Anfield-based side are currently sitting on 86.

Liverpool were also the first team to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, of which they are the defending champions after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid last year, and they will most likely be joined by Leicester City, Chelsea, and Manchester United (City were barred from European competition for the next two seasons for Financial Fair Play rules violations) if the standings hold.

The fate of the league was sealed when Willian scored a penalty kick in the 78th minute to win the game for the Blues, who have been bringing out a new-look young team this season and also have a bright future.

Chelsea sealed the miracle title for Leicester in 2015-16, and they’ve done it again for the Reds of Liverpool in this most unusual of seasons.  Liverpool themselves beat Crystal Palace 4-0 to further their distance from City, who have won the league  in the last two seasons.

 

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