BREAKING: Liverpool win Premier League

Liverpool were crowned Premier League champions without kicking a ball on Thursday as Chelsea ’ s 2 -1 win over Manchester City ended the Reds ’ 30 -year wait to win the English title .
Jurgen Klopp’ s men sealed a 19 th league title for the club with a record seven games left to play after second placed City’ s defeat left them 23 points adrift.

Liverpool had moved within two points of the title with a 4 -0 demolition of Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday .

Their 28 th win in 31 league games this season prompted Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to declare “ now is our time to win the league” and 24 hours later his wish was granted .
Liverpool got the favour they wanted from Chelsea at Stamford Bridge .

Willian ’ s 78 th minute penalty , awarded for a handball by Fernandinho , ended City ’ s two -year reign as champions after Kevin De Bruyne had cancelled out Christian Pulisic ’ s opener .

Liverpool have clinched the title earlier than any other Premier League champions , breaking the previous record of five games left shared by City and Manchester United .

It has been an agonising wait for Liverpool fans across the world , with the coronavirus hiatus forcing them to put the champagne on ice after the Premier League was suspended in March with Klopp ’s team two wins from the title .

The three -month delay was a final obstacle on Liverpool ’s long road back to the pinnacle of English football .

Liverpool spent years in the shadow of arch -rivals Manchester United during the Alex Ferguson era before being left behind by the massive spending of Manchester City and Chelsea .

Then managed by Brendan Rodgers , they infamously squandered a golden opportunity to win the title in 2014 when Reds captain Steven Gerrard made his costly slip in a late -season defeat against Chelsea .

But Klopp ’s team are deserved champions after an incredible campaign that could end in record -breaking style .

Liverpool , who are now one title behind Manchester United ’s English record haul of 20 , are on course to beat Manchester City ’s record points total of 100 set in 2017 / 18 .

Klopp ’s men could smash the record for the biggest winning margin , set by City when they finished 19 points clear at the top in that same season.

They are also within touching distance of the most victories in a Premier League season — 32 by City in 2017 / 18 and 2018 / 19 .

Congrats Liverpool!!!

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