After the win on Wednesday night Liverpool finally lifted the Premier League trophy whilst sitting on 96 points. Many players mentioned it after the celebratory scenes and manager Jurgen Klopp mentioned in his press conference. Klopp said that it ‘cannot be coincidence’ and that it is ‘absolutely great’. It is so poignant and a reminder that they will never ever be forgotten. Always in our hearts.
The title celebrations will live with every Liverpool supporter forever. It was such a moment of jubilation, triumph, and ecstasy. Even with no fans in the ground the elation rippled across the city. Then it rippled across the world. Everyone would have cried for a minute, ten minutes, or an hour. Most probably the latter one.
Every player would have partied for hours on end, yet again. The pictures and videos that were plastered all over social media were excellent. The whole squad singing campione several times, on the drinks straight after the final whistle, Adam Lallana crying in the dressing room and Klopp’s speech with his cigarettes in his hand were just a few of the significant takeaways from the social media posts.
Then on the podium Jurgen Klopp, Pep Lijnders and Peter Krawietz were the first three up. The next three Andy Lonergan, Harvey Elliott and Caoimhin Kelleher came up who did not qualify for a medal but would have got one anyway. Lonergan was bouncing setting the tone. Then one by one the squad came up and were embraced by Sir Kenny whilst receiving their medals. Eventually came Jordan Henderson in his full kit and he got the trophy. Done his famous shuffle and lifted the trophy up with a roar of pure emotion. It was everything.
By that time everyone had forgotten that before all that there was a football match. Probably the most entertaining game since the restart. It ended 5-3 to the champions. The first half saw three incredible goals from Trent, Naby lad and Gini Wijnaldum. Then the second half saw Bobby Dazzler break his Anfield duck and The Ox Score a fantastic breakaway goal orchestrated by the flying Scotsman that is Andy Robertson. Chelsea put up a fight as again it seemed that the Liverpool from couple of years ago had entered the field. It was hectic but it is great fun when you know your team are the champions.
Now on Sunday this incredible campaign comes to an end. The last game will be at St. James Park against Newcastle United who have nothing to play for as they are safe and can no longer get European football. There were no new injury concerns for Jurgen Klopp so he will have the same team to pick from.
Two players who did not play on Wednesday were Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana. The latter was meant to get on the pitch to have his final Anfield farewell but with the game being so tight he never got the chance. He will not get the chance for a final appearance on Sunday as he will not be in squad due to him saying his goodbyes from Melwood on Saturday. Klopp does not want to jeopardise any potential move for him when his contract is up with Brighton being the frontrunners to sign the Liverpool Premier League winner.
Dejan Lovren may get his final hurrah as he is on the verge of joining Zenit once the season ends. He will be wanting one last start to sign off a Liverpool career which has on the large been successful. It will be a great goodbye to sign off as a Premier League champion.
So, on Sunday it will be an occasion to soak in as we get to view the champions in their best campaign for the final time. Liverpool have the chance to break their best points total and will be looking to do so.
The new season starts on September 12th. Jordan Henderson said when receiving the FWA player of the season that Liverpool will not defend their title, they will attack it. It has already been one hell of a ride, but it is definitely not stopping there. Jurgen Klopp has built an incredible team from top to bottom and he will not stop just because he has brought the holy grail. The famous term we go again comes to mind; this Liverpool team will fight for all honours yet again.
Make sure you enjoy it, hopefully you have stopped crying by now.
Written by Elliot Thompson