Liverpool has been crowned Premier League champions for the first time in 30 years following Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City.
After Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Wednesday, June 24, Manchester City needed to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, June 25, to delay coronation. But the defending champion’s failure to claim three points ended the 30-year wait for the Reds.
This season’s feat means Liverpool now have 19 titles to their name, one behind Manchester United, who sit on 20.
Speaking in an interview after the Chelsea win, Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp said, “I have no words. It’s unbelievable. It’s much more than I ever thought, to become champions with this outstanding club is unbelievable.”
Klopp further noted that “It’s an incredible achievement for my players. It’s the best thing I could ever imagine and it’s more than I ever dreamed of.”
Liverpool broke all sorts of records during a memorable campaign. They put together a record-equaling run of 18 consecutive wins from October through to February 29 and have won every league match at home this season, making it a record 23 on the bounce. They also set a club record of 44 matches without defeat, stretching back to last season.
The Reds record for the season so far stands at 86 points accumulated after matches played with 28 wins, two draws and one defeat.