With Covid -19 wreaking havoc across the sporting globe, the premiership resumed behind closed doors 2 weeks ago with a congested fixture schedule to ensure all 36 rounds are complete by the end of July.
All eyes were on Liverpool & their huge lead before the unexpected break. Both Man City & Liverpool started strongly with wins however Manchester City travelled to London to play Chelsea on Friday.
They knew they had to avoid defeat to stop Liverpool winning the league. With City dominating possession – Chelsea scored again the run of play before City managed to equalise, however it was not enough with a red card & a late penalty to Chelsea ending City’s fight to win 3 straight league titles.
Liverpool have now won the league 19 times however this is the first win since the 1992 season when the old First division changed to the premier league. This is the trophy that Liverpool have been waiting for & the first title in 30 years marking jubilant scenes & wild celebrations across the City.
The league title was so impressive and dominant as Liverpool won with 7 games remaining. They have also only lost 1 match so far this season has they look to amass a record points tally.
Liverpool now hold for the first time by an English team - the Champions League, Premier League, Super Cup and World Club Cup trophy to ensure Klopp goes down in history as one of the Liverpool greats.
Whilst the title is now wrapped up, attention turns to many other highly anticipated challenges as Leicester, Chelsea, Man United, Wolves & Spurs all fight for the lucrative champions league positions, whilst Villa, Bournemouth, West Ham & Brighton fight hard to avoid the drop, all with 6-7 fixtures remaining.
Wesley Tronson is an award winning sport writer who spent 7 years in England in soccer and banking. He is now a senior regional manager in banking in Queensland