Liverpool: The Champions
By Nilavro Ghosh
30 long years in the making, Liverpool finally sit at the top of England’s first division, winning their first ever Premier League trophy after a season of unmatched brilliance
When Jordan Henderson was young lad going through everyday training sessions at Sunderland AFC, he probably might not have seen himself 12 years later as the first Liverpool skipper holding up the Premier League trophy. Red ribbons were attached to the prize for the first time since Manchester United’s 20th title win and the red part of Merseyside went into a frenzy.
Liverpool played their last home game of the season against Chelsea last night as an empty Anfield stood witness to its club reaching the pinnacle of English football. Their manager, Jurgen Klopp, will have his name written into one of the highest podiums of the Reds’ folklore.
The home team received their customary guard of honour from Chelsea and gave their fans a classic Liverpool performance after hammering Chelsea 5-3. Chelsea’s Champions League qualification bid might have been dealt a blow but the night was all about the Reds.
Anfield might have been empty but supporters flocked outside its gates and let their presence be known. The sky lit up with fireworks as those inside the stadium knew that thousands were going to celebrate with them long into the night.
Klopp’s patience and the board’s confidence in the manager paid its dues as the German delivered the Champions League and the Premier League respectively in consecutive seasons.
The focus will now be on strengthening the squad for the next season but that issue is for another day. Right now what matters is that Liverpool are officially the best team in England.