Liverpool became, for the 19th time champion of England on Thursday. Without play, the Reds took advantage of the defeat of Manchester City on the lawn of Chelsea (2-1) to ensure that the title tended the arms.
They were waiting for it since 1990. Thirty years chasing after a sacred national who no longer wanted one of the clubs in the most mythical of England. It was therefore necessary to wait until 2020 and the culmination of a long-term work of Jürgen Klopp.
But no big thing was not to go as planned, should you believe. Of course, that the title was not a surprise. The football world saw coming for several months, as Liverpool did that win, while his pursuers were losing their feathers.
And then, the coronavirus is passed through it, pushing it even a little more maturity. Some had feared that the Premier League is cancelled. It would have been denial. But now, since the communion of the whole town would be shifted to a later time, the fate has decided to pass a validation with the Reds on the field. It is in front of their television that they have understood that they did, seeing as Manchester City against Chelsea and bow 2-1 (goals from Pulisic and Willian on the penalty spot, against a free kick from De Bruyne).
Hundreds of fans of Liverpool gathered during the night in front of the stage. (Keystone)
All of this taking away from the legitimacy of this team that, beyond a line at the top, will also have its place in the history books. After the champions League last year, Jürgen Klopp, Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, or Roberto Firmino (not to mention Xherdan Shaqiri, despite his game time half-starved) have triumphed on their soil. The advent of a style, the “Gegenpressing”, popularized by a German coach who has never seemed less embody the people of Red that Bill Shankly or Kenny Dalglish before him.