Liverpool win first Premier League title in 30 years
London, June 25, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a top-flight title is over after Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea to confirm the Reds as Premier League champions.
Jurgen Klopp’s side needed one victory to seal the league but City’s failure to win means they cannot be caught.
It is Liverpool’s 19th top-flight title and their first since 1989-90.
But, despite waiting three months to celebrate this moment because of coronavirus, fans have been urged to “stay home” by the city’s metro mayor
Winning the title was always the main aim for a club which had endured such a long wait to be crowned champions of England again, having earned that honour 11 times between 1973 and 1990.
But having achieved that ambition things could get better yet, with City’s 100-point total for a season one of numerous records Liverpool can still break.
Klopp’s side have produced one of the most memorable campaigns in Premier League history, amassing 86 points already, with a record of 28 victories, two draws and a single defeat from their 31 games.
Such has been their dominance, at one stage they led the table by 25 points – a record gap between a side in first and second in English top-flight history.
Also still a possibility are the most wins in a season (the record is 32), most home wins (18), most away wins (16) and biggest winning margin (19 points).
Their title win this season is the earliest on record, at least with regard to games remaining, with the Reds having seven still to play.
That it is not the earliest title win by date is only because of the halting of football in England between March and May as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. BBC