Liverpool 2019/20 Premier League champions: Thirty years of pain, one season of gains
The wait is over, the boys can party, the wait is over and the world can celebrate the truest champion the league has ever known, Liverpool is the premier league champions for the first time in thirty odd years.
Kenny Daglish watched on as the Kops blew away Crystal Palace on Wednesday and the rest of the family sat together to watch Chelsea hand them the title from the feet of Willian, from the spot after Fernandinho’s attempted abortion met the #AllGoalsMatter movement and was duly sent off to open the gate for Chelsea to do what they have found a way to enjoy doing – Being a king maker.
When Leicester needed to win the title with Spurs breathing down their necks, Eden Hazard inspired Chelsea to a 2-2 draw that handed the title to the Foxes, when City needed the title, Demba Ba made sure of the result after Gerrard’s slip, same script, different actors.
Take nothing away from Liverpool, they are deserving of every honors thrown their way, if every spot on the team of the season is filled by Liverpool players, you can’t question it, best defense, best midfield and the most prolific attack.
Their fullbacks remain the best in world football, providing assists and goals as at when due, their inverted triangular midfield formation drains opposition and force errors that their fierce attackers will benefit from, they are champions… Give it to them!
Let’s talk about their transfer activities, they fixed their problems of old, they needed a good goalkeeper after the calamities of Karius and Mignolet, with the former gifting Real Madrid the champions league trophy with his terrible performance on the night, and Mignolet showing times and times that once he’s in goal, the opposition was always a goal ahead.
Liverpool broke the bank to sign Alisson from Roma and problem was effectively solved.
Liverpool had defensive issues, Dejan Lovren was nothing to write home about and his partners then weren’t any better, they went for Van Dijk and his strength rubbed off on everyone that has partnered him ever since.
Milner aged, Emre Can wanted to leave and Adam Lallana was always injured, Liverpool went for Naby Keita and Fabinho, problem solved, need more proof that the guys at their transfer office need a raise?
Liverpool are the best in the world, beyond winning the club world cup, their showings every match day tells a story of commitment and discipline, everyone knows what to do and whoever is called on to replace anyone knows what to do and does it without questions.
The blip at Watford, which Arsenal fans can be grateful for doesn’t take anything away from the glossy championship of the Kops.
Jurgen Klopp can now rest and be awarded the respect he deserves, he landed the European title but fans wanted more, he crashed out of domestic championships and Europe to finish off the coveted holy grail, whenever rivals are taunting Liverpool, they will with respect, 19 titles now and with the way they’re playing, they have everything it takes to continue from wherever they stop this season as soon as the next one starts.
Gary Neville and Co can swallow their words, Manchester United fans must live with the reality.
Trent Alexander Arnold and Andy Robertson have landed the title, Henderson will be lifting the title, the trio of Firminho, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah will be premier league champions with a medal to match…
Hello Arsenal, how do you feel? Thank you Chelsea but they’d have done it either ways, wake up Pep Guardiola… move over Manchester City, there’s a new king in town, congratulations Liverpool… deserving premier league champions.