Liverpool have waited 30 years to see their name engraved on another English top-flight title – and fans have now been given a glimpse of the Premier League trophy. Jurgen Klopp’s side have stormed to Premier League glory this season, all but wrapping up the title back in February.
A three-month suspension of football across Europe delayed Liverpool’s title celebrations somewhat but they were finally confirmed champions last month after Chelsea beat Manchester City.
Now the time has come for Liverpool to finally lift their first Premier League trophy when they host Chelsea in their final home game of the season.
Unfortunately for fans, they won’t be in the stadium to witness the trophy presentation.
But a special podium has been built on the Kop where Liverpool’s players and staff will be presented with their winner’s medals.
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The Premier League have also reportedly granted a special request from Liverpool to allow families of the squad to attend the trophy presentation at Anfield.
Club captain Jordan Henderson is out injured for the remainder of the season but he will lead the presentation ceremony after the game.
And the 30-year-old has urged supporters to steer clear of celebrating outside Anfield.
“It’s gutting for all of us that our fans are not with us in person, but we can still make this one of the most enjoyable shared experiences we’ve ever had if we want it to be,” he wrote in the match-day programme.
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“If anyone reads this column or these words prior to the evening of the match, I cannot say clearly enough it is critically important you stay away from Anfield and enjoy celebrating with us in your own way, at home.
“The city of Liverpool has been hit hard by COVID-19 and it’s important we support our healthcare heroes – the emergency services and key workers – by listening to the advice and staying away from gatherings which aren’t safe.
“I promise you: we will feel you with us when we lift that trophy, even though you’re not at Anfield in person. We are lifting it for you – you’ve driven us to achieving this dream.
“But this club’s values are about taking care of each other and that means supporting us from home and in safe environments.
“Aside from the fans, the other support network we have is the staff who work for this club, specifically the guys at Melwood but also those we don’t get to see as often.
“A club as big as Liverpool can only operate successfully if every employee performs to their highest level. That’s what we have here, off the pitch as much as on.
“At Anfield, Chapel Street, the shops, LFC Foundation, community work and other club locations, we have hundreds upon hundreds of staff who go above and beyond to make LFC successful and so support what we do on the pitch. If the club is poorly run, the team has no chance.
“Unfortunately, circumstance means we don’t get to meet everyone we can proudly call colleagues – but it doesn’t mean we don’t know about the contribution and recognise the significance of it.”
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