Liverpool have had to wait 30 years to clinch this English Premier League title. They had to wait because of the global shutdown due to a pandemic. And they had to wait because a sequence of results just didn’t quite got their way.
But on Thursday night, perhaps somewhat fittingly, they secured the 2020 English Premier League title without even kicking a ball thanks to Chelsea beating Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
It’s now mathematically impossible for anyone to catch the champions in waiting. Jurgen Klopp’s men sealed the Premier League title with seven games to spare – a new record for English football, but not quite a European record.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his newly crowned English champions are hungry for more silverware after ending a 30-year wait to win the league title.
Klopp’s men have already smashed one record by winning the league with seven games to spare and could break a series of other landmarks.
They are on course to set a new record points tally and winning margin, currently holding a 23-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
The German, who has revitalised Liverpool’s fortunes since taking charge in 2015, highlighted the importance of last season’s Champions League win as an important stepping stone in dethroning Manchester City as champions.
And Klopp called on his players to remain “humble” in the quest for more success.
“The consistency the boys showed is so exceptional and we will not stop,” Klopp said in a videoconference on Friday.
“We really have to and will stay focused because we see the opportunity. Will not stop doesn’t mean we will win everything, we just want to improve.”
Liverpool’s league position and points over the last 30 years
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