- Liverpool’s players on Wednesday finally attained Premier League trophy after a 5-3 victory over Chelsea in their last home game of the season. Following a three-month suspension because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the club’s first English title for 30years had been shut for almost a month ago with seven games remaining.
Kenny Dalglish, wearing a red face mask presented the medals before handing the trophy to captain Jordan Henderson who raised it to the night sky as fireworks and ticker-tape filled the air.
Liverpool fans missed out on what would have been an important night at Anfield stadium sadly due to the pandemic that interrupted Liverpool’s charge to the title.
A 48-hr dispersal order was issued by Merseyside police to stop fans gathering in large numbers across the city but many gathered outside letting off flares and firework.
Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore said the players and fans will come together to celebrate when the time is right.
“It’s been an amazing season,” Henderson told former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher at pitchside.
“It’s been a journey, a process, and every single player has been part of it.”
Despite losing only one game, Liverpool missed out to Manchester City by a point last year and how they took it back shows it will not be one-off.
They have watched arch-rivals Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City dominate the league.
The English crown is what the red half of Merseyside has craved for three decades although they won the Champions League title last June.
“This won’t be the last one for this team,” former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness said. “This club is geared to be a very successful football club, this is Liverpool back to where they were 30 or 40 years ago.
“They will be challenging for this and the Champions League for the next decade.”