Chelsea got a victory against Manchester City that mathematically gave Liverpool the Premier League after 30 years with no title.
It’s almost as if it was 2016 when Leicester City won the title, only Liverpool is the one that won from the comfort of their couch.
After the new format came along with the new Premier League. The Reds went into a dark age of no league titles for the next 30 years.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s ominous threat of knocking them off their fucking perch came true back in 2013 on the year of the legendary manager’s retirement.
However, not having Ferguson around meant that Liverpool could finally stretch their wings with their new owners and the innovative Jürgen Klopp.
This was the ideal time to find the perfect wave they could ride for the next decade.
At least the perfect winning formula was there already. But getting to win the first league with the new format and again after 30 years wouldn’t be easy at all.
In fact, some even believed that the Reds was a cursed football club that would remain without a title for one more year with the coronavirus pandemic.
It was almost as if life itself didn’t want Liverpool to win the title. Even Klopp himself confessed he actually believed the season would get voided.
But in the end, common sense prevailed.
Similarities with 2016’s Leicester City.
After winning against Crystal Palace in dominant fashion last Wednesday, this Thursday was key for their aspirations.
A crucial match at Stamford Bridge was about to unfold with Liverpool watching from the comfort of their homes.
Chelsea had yet again the chance to help a rival win the trophy as they did four years ago in the ‘Battle of Stamford Bridge’.
The Blues ultimately got to win their match and gave the Foxes the satisfaction of winning their first Premier League in history. Back then, Eden Hazard scored a very important goal.
Cut to earlier today, and Hazard’s replacement opens the scoreline for the Blues. The similarities end there because Liverpool was a far more dominant club than Claudio Ranieri’s boys.
The Reds were actually the fastest football club to ever win the Premier League ever, and we still have 6 fixtures to go.
This squad can still break a few important records that might leave them as the greatest squad to ever do it in English soil.
Guardiola knew it all along.
Pep Guardiola’s face was very telling from the start of the game, he knew his squad could lose this game and he was ready to accept the outcome.
Although the Citizens never gave up throughout the 90 minutes, Fernandinho’s handball decided the game and effectively gave Liverpool this historic satisfaction.
Jürgen Klopp is celebrating the most atypical Premier League title in history, but it couldn’t be in any other way.
As one of the most mythical clubs in football history, it makes sense that Liverpool wins one of the weirdest seasons in recorded history.
Congratulations to Liverpool, they completely deserve this title and they should celebrate accordingly when the pandemic is gone. But for now, enjoy it from your couch!