English Club Liverpool lifted Premier League trophy, after beating Chelsea with 5-3, their first ever win in 30 years.
Jordan Henderson received the trophy from Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish on a special podium built on the Kop after Jurgen Klopp’s side made it three full unbeaten Premier League seasons at Anfield.
Kenny Dalglish, the last Liverpool manager to deliver the title, presented the medals wearing a red face mask before handing the trophy to captain Jordan Henderson who raised it to the night sky as fireworks and tickertape filled the air.
Jürgen Klopp’s side ended a 30-year wait for top-flight success in scintillating style, becoming the first team to claim this prestigious honour with more than five games to spare.
Sadly, because of the coronavirus pandemic that interrupted Liverpool’s charge to the title, the fans missed out on what would have been a momentous night at stadium.
Liverpool may have secured the title with seven games to go – but there is a relentless quality about the drive and motivation of Klopp’s team.
They showed that against opponents who still needed that crucial point to assure a place in next season’s Champions League.
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Chelsea were the better team early on but Liverpool produced one of those spells after the midway point in the first half in which they are simply irresistible.
The English club 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.”