The day that Liverpool fans have been waiting 30 years for finally come last night, as Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea meant that Jurgen Klopp’s side were crowned Premier League champions for the very first time. Klopp’s side have been irrepressible throughout the season, and very few could argue against their claim of being fitting champions.
City’s dominance on the Premier League was brought to an end after a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Blues went ahead through Christian Pulisic before Kevin De Bruyne’s stunning free-kick levelled the scores and ensured a nervy finish for the Reds fans watching from home.
However, all doubt was removed in the final 15 minutes as Fernandinho intentionally handled the ball on his own goal line, which gave Willian the chance to give Chelsea the lead. The Brazilian made no mistake from the spot, and the Blues were able to hang on for a vital three points in their own pursuit of Champions League football next season. But, the night belonged to Liverpool and the Reds fans danced long into the night.
Liverpool’s Dominant Season
Liverpool have been stunning throughout the season, as they have lost just once in 31 Premier League games this season. That defeat came before the break-in play against Watford. The Reds have beaten every team in the Premier League this season, and they look to be on course to break the record points tally that was recorded by Manchester City in Pep Guardiola’s first title success with the Citizens.
The Reds also own the record for winning the title with the most amount of games remaining, which beat the record set by arch-rivals Manchester United. Liverpool have conceded fewer than any other side this season, and have scored the second-highest number of goals. Klopp will be determined that his side continues their push for excellence, and end the season with seven more wins to end the season.
But, it has been an excellent season for Liverpool, and fans will be hoping that they will be able to continue in this excellent run of form when the 2020-21 season gets underway later in the year.
What’s Still To Play For In The Premier League?
The defeat for City means that their defence of the Premier League title is over, but they remain on course to finish in the top four this season. Leicester City look good value to join them, while Chelsea’s win over City has improved their chances of claiming fourth spot as they now hold a six-point lead over Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. The win over City has left Chelsea at 0.25 with BetXChange to finish in the top-four this season.
There is also the big aspect of which three teams will be relegated from the Premier League yet to be decided. Norwich City appear to be down already, with two from Aston Villa, Bournemouth, West Ham United and Watford joining them. BetXChange made Villa and Bournemouth favourites for the drop, as they are valued at 0.30 and 0.35 respectively.