The wait is over
Liverpool’s wait for a Premier League title is finally over, Chelsea’s win over second-placed Manchester City last night only confirming the inevitable. Jurgen Klopp is the man who has ended the Reds’ thirty-year wait for a domestic title and the celebrations on Merseyside will be continuing throughout the weekend, with social distancing. Obviously.
Liverpool won the Champions League trophy in 2019 but it was domestic league success that had long eluded them. Indeed while the continued Covid-19 disruption means that no celebrations can take place at Anfield before the end of the campaign, the fact remains that the Reds have dominated English football throughout the season.
From flop to Klopp
Jurgen Klopp had many critics when he walked into Anfield for the first time as Reds boss on 8th October 2015 and announced that “We must turn from doubters to believers”, however few now doubt the charismatic German or his players. Over the past five years, Liverpool have lifted themselves from being perennial underachievers (8th in the Premier League at the end of 2015/16) to the best team in England, the continent, and the world.
Liverpool fans were forced to wait an agonising three months to see whether or not their team would actually be crowned as champions or alternatively whether the season would be declared null and void, however they now have their wish, Klopp’s meticulous approach over the past five seasons paying dividends which can now be reaped.
Liverpool Title Odds 2020/21
With the 2019/20 title now in the bag, thoughts on Merseyside (the red half at least) can now turn to next season and some bookmakers are already offering odds on who may lift the trophy next May. Unsurprisingly Liverpool are firm favourites at 11/10 to make it two on the bounce while Manchester City are close behind at 5/4. Chelsea are way behind the leading pair to become English champions at 14/1 while Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are 25/1 and 40/1 respectively.