Jordan Henderson, Liverpool captain lifted the Premier League trophy on the kop at a near-empty Anfield to mark the club’s first top-flight triumph for 30 years.
On the 25th of June, Liverpool was confirmed as champions with seven games to spare. Though, they had to wait until their final home game of the season to be presented with the trophy.
The Reds legend, Sir Kenny Dalglish who was Liverpool’s manager when the club last won a trophy in 1990 awarded Henderson with the Premier League trophy in a spectacular ceremony after the Champions beat Chelsea 5-3.
They did so in front of their families, who were given special permission to attend the trophy presentation.
“We’ve been waiting a long time”. Said captain Henderson who was recovering from a knee injury.
“Walking up there was amazing, the lads deserved the moment and thankfully the families were watching. To crown it off like that was really special.” Added Henderson.
How Liverpool finally won the title
After 30 years of near misses, dark days, and mid-table finishes, Liverpool finally ended the club’s weight to be crowned as England champions for the 19th time.
It all began on 9th August 2019 when they beat Norwich City 4-1 in the opening match of the 2019/20 Premier League season. This win result marked the beginning of Liverpool’s triumph to victory.
Having finished one point behind Manchester City in the 2018/19 season, the Reds were relentless as they won their first eight league games.
Despite traveling to Qatar for the Fifa Club World Cup in December, they finished 2019 with a 13-point lead.
The Reds had grown to 25 points when the Premier League was unprecedently halted due to coronavirus. The winning captain, Jurgen Klopp later admitted he was “worried” about the season being declared null and void during the enforced lockdown. But as it turned out, Liverpool’s tally of 82 points from 29 games when football was stopped was enough to win the title.
Manchester City, who are guaranteed to finish in second can only reach 81.
Wednesday’s victory over Chelsea means Liverpool are on 96 points-18 ahead of Manchester City with one game at Newcastle United on Sunday.
#Congratulations to Chelsea from the Buaksib Team.