Liverpool Clinch Premier League Title
Liverpool finally ended their lengthy domestic title drought after rivals Manchester City fell to a win at Chelsea, leaving Jurgen Klopp’s side with an unassailable lead at the top of the Premier League.
Klopp’s side have bossed the league all season and though the coronavirus outbreak left their triumph in some doubt, the Merseyside club came out fighting after the restart picking up a point against local rivals Everton before battering Crystal Palace 4-0.
In the end they picked up the title after Chelsea beat Pep Guardiola’s side 2-1, with American international Christian Pulisic among the goals, leaving Liverpool to be crowned champions without having to even play a game.
Liverpool had of course been leading the Premier League title odds for some months and their record of 28 wins from 31 matches is hard to comprehend and Klopp is still looking to break some record before the season is out.
Having won the Premier League Liverpool now travel to Manchester City on Thursday and will receive a guard of honor from the side who have won the previous two titles and one can expect that fans of the club will continue to celebrate for some time to come.
Though the title is sewn up there are still a number of other interesting battles still to be decided and there are still the best part of seven game weeks still to complete.
The race to avoid the drop to the second tier is panning out to be a very close fought one with a number of sides looking to avoid relegation. Norwich City looked doomed, six points from safety, and that leaves the likes of Aston Villa, Bournemouth, West Ham and Watford all seeking the improvement of form needed to get the necessary points.
Meanwhile the push to secure Champions League football is also hotting up. Manchester City are currently banned from Europe’s showpiece tournament next term, though this ban could well be overturned, but either way if we can assume Liverpool and Manchester City are two of the four to make it, then the likes of Leicester City, Chelsea, Wolves, Manchester United and Tottenham are realistic challengers.