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Liverpool Are Officially Premier League Champions After Man City Fails To Beat Chelsea

Stewart Perrie

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Liverpool Are Officially Premier League Champions After Man City Fails To Beat Chelsea

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After a 30-year long wait, Liverpool have finally ended their Premier League drought.

The team has officially become Premier League champions for the 2019/2020 season.

The Reds thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 on Wednesday this week as the result meant that Manchester City needed to beat Chelsea to delay Liverpool's title win.

Sadly for Pep Guardiola team, they were unable to topple Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, with City losing 2-1 to the Blues.

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring his second sides goal with teammates during the Premier League match at Anfield in 2019. Credit: PA
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring his second sides goal with teammates during the Premier League match at Anfield in 2019. Credit: PA

The result means that Liverpool, who are on 86 points, have captured the Premier League title with seven league matches to spare.

City was desperate to secure the league title for the third consecutive season in a row, however they were a whopping 23 points behind Liverpool in the table.

Mohamed Salah, who scored against Palace on Wednesday, said that now it is Liverpool's 'time to win the league' after falling short last season.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Two points to go to win the league, it's great," the Liverpool star told Sky Sports.

"Since I came here, I said I want to win the Premier League. The city did not win it for a long time.

"Last year, we had a chance but Man City also played really well and deserved it. It's our time to win the league."

Christian Pulisic opened the scoring in the first half for Chelsea before Kevin De Bruyne pulled one back in the second half with a sensational free-kick.

However, City would be reduced to 10 men late into the second half after Fernandinho scraped the ball off the line with his hand.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Willian stepped up and converted the subsequent penalty as Chelsea sealed all three points at Stamford Bridge.

Guardiola already extended his congratulations to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Chelsea clash.

"Listen, we cannot win titles. But we cannot deny this tough week," the Spaniard told BT Sport.

"Congratulations to Liverpool, they have won it. Champions League qualification, we are in a good position so the FA Cup becomes important. We have three or four academy players on the bench.

"I think all the managers didn't know how the teams would be after these exceptional situations. We got a good result [against Burnley] and that was the important thing."

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Stewart Perrie
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