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Breaking Angles: Liverpool Are Champions Once Again

Liverpool vs. Chelsea, 2019 UEFA Super Cup by Mehdi Bolourian is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Breaking Angles: Liverpool Are Champions Once Again


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It’s been 30 years since Liverpool last won the League Championship but that drought ended today. Liverpool was able to secure the Premier League Championship when Chelsea beat Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. The American Christian Pulisic gave Chelsea their first goal of the game in the first 45′.

City drew even in the second half but it was short-lived as a hand ball by Fernandinho and subsequent penalty kick by Willian sealed the victory for Chelsea and gave Liverpool their first league title in 30 years.

Liverpool’s last league title came in 1990

It was 1990 when Liverpool finished 9 points ahead of runner-up Aston Villa in the Football League First Division and were crowned champions. Captained by Alan Hansen, who also saw championships in 86 & 88 won under his watch, was the last Liverpool captain to lift the trophy until Jordan Henderson lifts it in the coming days. Henderson was born June 17th, 1990. 50 days after Hansen hoisted the trophy.

Just a month ago Liverpool’s season was still in doubt

The 2019-20 season was questionable for a long time after the coronavirus pandemic shutdown most major sports worldwide. It was uncertain when the season would resume if at all. Liverpool’s historic run in which (to this date) they sit with a remarkable 28-2-1 record and a whopping 86 points is not over yet as we press on towards July. With 7 games left on their schedule the defending Champions League Champions and now current EPL Champions could still tally enough points to overtake the 100 point total set by Manchester City in 2017-18. Should that happen it would make this Liverpool squad the most dominant single season team in EPL history. With players like Mohamed Salah who leads the team with 17 goals and Sadio Mané right behind him with 15, that benchmark is certainly within striking distance.

O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

With all recognition to this hardworking team and coaching staff due the moment also belongs to the Anfield Faithful. 30 years is a long time. I watched my first Liverpool game in the 2005 Champions League final. I became a full fledged fan in 2009 when my roommate, soon to be best friend, and soon to be officiant at my wedding and I swapped our teams support. He supported by beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and I in turn chose his Liverpool FC as the soccer team I would throw my support behind. I don’t pretend for a moment to have suffered as long and as hard as the Liverpool faithful. Like I said 30 years is a long time.

 So LIVE IT UP RED ARMY! The moment is yours. Liverpool are Kings of England once again. Stay safe!



Christian is husband, father and video editor working in New York City. Originally from the Greater Pittsburgh Area he is a life long fan The Steelers, Penguins and Pirates as well as Professional Wrestling.

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    David J Bolton

    June 26, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    30 years is indeed a long time for a team of Liverpool’s status and global branding to not win the League title, but I don’t think their fans have been exactly suffering in terms of not winning trophies.

    My beloved Spurs have not won the league in 59 years, last appeared in an FA Cup Final in 1991 and have won exactly two trophies since then (the League Cup or whatever it is called now in 1999 and 2008).

    Since Liverpool last won the league in 1989, the club has won the FA Cup three times, the League Cup four times, the Champions League twice, the UEFA Cup once and the European Super Cup three times … they even won a treble in 2000-2001 (FA, League and UEFA)! So, I think suffering is not really the right word to use here …

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