Liverpool Premier League Champions

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino celebrates with his teammates during the 2019-2020 English Premier League season. Photo: EPA/PETER POWELL

Liverpool are Premier League Champions after City slip up at Chelsea

Liverpool have won their first ever Premier League title ending a thirty year wait for top-flight glory as Manchester City stumbled at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool Premier League Champions

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino celebrates with his teammates during the 2019-2020 English Premier League season. Photo: EPA/PETER POWELL

Liverpool clinched the Premier League title after Manchester City failed to secure the victory they needed to keep the title race alive against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Fans of the Reds who have waited thirty years for a title win tuned in with great interest as Manchester City made a final vain attempt to keep pace with Jurgen Klopp’s incredible Liverpool team.

Chelsea deal a blow though Pulisic

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Liverpool Champions of the 2019/20 Premier League Photo: Getty Images

City started the brighter of the two sides but it was Chelsea who crafted the first clear cut chances.

Manchester City pressed forward, at times playing as if there were at home but Chelsea were alive to the chances and an enormous blunder from Benjamin Mendy allowed their hosts to take the lead.

Off the back of an attacking free kick, Mendy got into a mix-up with a teammate that allowed Christian Pulisic to surge into the City half and in on Ederson’s goal before sliding his effort beyond the Brazilian to give Chelsea the lead.

City continued to dominate possession but couldn’t find a way through Chelsea and the Blues held a 1-0 lead at the break.

City fight back

A defensive error from N’Golo Kante gave Kevin de Bruyne an enticing free kick early in the second half and the Belgian produced a superb effort to beat Kepa and level the scores.

Moments later City’s Raheem Sterling hit the post on a lightning-quick counter as Chelsea pressed for a goal to restore their advantage. 

With less than half an hour to go Mason Mount spurned a great chance to put Chelsea back in front. Ederson gifted the young midfielder the ball on the edge of the area with a misplaced pass but his left-footed strike could only find the side-netting.

Liverpool fans had their hearts in their mouths again in the 66th minute when Sterling curled an effort just wide of the Chelsea goal, Frank Lampard’s charges hung on until the drinks break though.

Chelsea chasing a Champions League spot needed the best possible result as well but City were the team pressing for a winner for most of the second half.

Pulisic was denied a second with twenty minutes to go with Kyle Walker pulling off a heroic clearance off the line after another strong run for the American.

Another goal-line scramble saw a VAR check uncover a handball by Fernandinho on the line, the Brazilian was sent off and Chelsea awarded a penalty.

Willian buried the spot-kick and Chelsea retook the lead. Liverpool’s fingers closed around the Premier League title as Craig Pawson gave that VAR verdict.

City would need to score twice with a man down to keep the title race alive, but the goal and red card took the wind out of their opponent’s sails.

Pulisic brought down Sterling to give City a free kick on the edge of the area late on but City couldn’t make the late pressure pay. Chelsea held on to win 2-1.

Liverpool are Premier League Champions

Liverpool crowned

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-0 in a nearly flawless performance at Anfield on Wednesday night to ensure that City needed to win at Stamford Bridge to stay in the race, if only mathematically.

Klopp’s Liverpool becomes the first team to win the English top-flight with seven games remaining in their campaign.