Liverpool fans toasted winning the Premier League title for the first time last night in some style, but there was extra cause for celebration as the Reds reclaimed their position as England’s most successful ever club.
Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat at Chelsea confirmed Jurgen Klopp’s side as champions of England for the first time in 30 years to spark scenes of jubilation on the streets around Anfield.
Klopp’s relentless winning machine remain on course to shatter a number of records, having swept all before them and confirmed their status as champions with seven matches to spare.
The Premier League title, following on from last season’s Champions League success, has already earned Klopp legendary status and his standing with his adoring Liverpool fans is only likely to be enhanced by the fact he is the man to have knocked Manchester United off their perch.
Although they still trail their great rivals by one league title, they have now won 43 major trophies compared to United’s 42 after last night’s coronation.
Hailing a monumental triumph, an emotional Klopp said last night: ‘It’s very important to celebrate because these moments are unforgettable.
‘We have pictures from the season and now we have pictures of the celebrations and we will create pictures in the future with the parade with our supporters. Tonight we have made the best of our situation
‘There’s a sense of relief because after the three-month interruption no one knew how the season would come back. ‘This is for all of the fans. I hope they celebrate it, it’s all in our hearts and our heads, we do it all together and it’s a joy to do this for the fans.
‘I have no words. It is unbelievable, much more than I thought was possible. Becoming champions with this club is absolutely incredible. This is for Kenny, for Stevie – everyone!
‘The Manchester City game was really tense, I didn’t want to be involved. It was intense but it is an incredible from my players. What they have done over the last few years in exceptional and it’s a pure joy for me to coach them.’
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