It was an extremely emotional night at Liverpool this Thursday, with the club finally being able to celebrate an English Premier League title after Manchester City’s slipup at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. 30 years later, the Reds’ fans were able to celebrate the most awaited title…
OUTCOME ANNOUNCED BY THE TV
Considering the huge advantage that Liverpool had at the top of the league table, nobody doubted this would be the year where we would finally have Liverpool becoming the English champions.
Still, there was the expectation that the club could have to wait another week, taking into consideration that, in case the Citizens won against Chelsea, on the following round Liverpool would visit the Etihad and in case they lost, their celebration would be postponed for yet another round.
Turns out that wasn’t necessary because Pep Guardiola’s side was defeated by Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and now, they will have to make a guard of honour to the new champions on the following round.
It was beautiful to watch the videos posted by some of Liverpool’s players after the final whistle, because it was time to pour out the joy contained for a lot of years, something that certainly was a reality extended a bit all around the English city of the Beatles.
Liverpool didn’t celebrate this title since 1990 and in fact, despite this being their 19th English title, this was their first one conquered under the new Premier League name. It was a night of celebrations where one name in particular was idolized. Can you guess which one?
JURGEN KLOPP IS NOW AT RISK OF SEEING HIS STATUE BUILT AT ANFIELD
Liverpool’s charismatic German manager got really emotional last night and didn’t hold his tears on an interview to SkySports shortly after the title confirmation.
Klopp said that, as Man City’s match was ongoing, he started to get more and more nervous and feeling that could be the day, and at the end he couldn’t hold his emotions after having achieved something so special for the club from Liverpool.
In less than 5 seasons, Jurgen Klopp managed to revolutionise the club’s football and restore its pride after winning all of the most important existing titles.
JURGEN KLOPP CHORANDO MEUS AMIGOS EU AMO ESSE CARA pic.twitter.com/u6MaNsVUwA
— Anfield Brasil (de 🏡 E CAMPEÕES DA PL 2020) (@Anfieldbr) June 25, 2020
Champions League, Club World Cup, European Supercup and now the Premier League solidify the extraordinary work of an extremely friendly manager to the people, but that is also demanding to his players on matchdays.
Having a contract with the club until 2024, Klopp isn’t expected to go anywhere in the next couple of seasons and that is a reason for great satisfaction for the fans of the club that have reasons to believe that Liverpool will continue on this victorious streak for many years.
This recent accomplishment will put him very high on the list of club’s idols and I wouldn’t be surprised that within a couple of years the club could even pay homage to him in a more physical way, in the form of a statue, for example.
LOOKING FOR A POINTS’ RECORD
With the title ensured and the pressure totally released, Liverpool might now have a free path to establish a new record in terms of points on a single season only 2 years after the 100 points conquered by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
With 7 matches left to be played and 21 possible points, Liverpool needs to get at least 15 to reach the 101 points and beat the Citizens’ record on a memorable season.
O vídeo sobre o Liverpool que a gente não aguenta mais ver, mas que segue sem conseguir parar de ver desde ontem, é a melhor explicação já feita sobre por que a dor de uma fila transforma-se em alegria inversamente proporcional na hora do sonhado título. 😢 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/FxSWTGmVAH
— Gian Oddi (@gianoddi) June 26, 2020
Will the players and Jurgen Klopp be willing to make those efforts or will they relax? Honestly, I think they will at least try it, even because they are already out of the Champions League and their season will end with the end of the Premier League.
All in all, their current objective will be winning 5 of their last 7 matches in the league and they will still have to face Manchester City, at the Etihad, visit Arsenal and host Chelsea, but there are plenty of hopes that it might really happen.
SALAH THE TOP GOALSCORER?
Other of the team’s intentions might be helping Mohamed Salah to become the competition’s top goal scorer since the Egyptian has 17 goals scored in the Premier League, 2 less than the current leader Jamie Vardy who has 19.
Right now, Mo Salah is priced at 4.50 to accomplish that for the 3rd consecutive time in the Premier League on Bet365. It would be something extraordinary for a player that plays on the right wing, but with the quality that Liverpool has, it becomes easier to score goals consistently.