• With Man City's 1-2 loss to Chelsea, Liverpool are crowned champions
  • It is their first league title in 30 years
  • Klopp becomes the first German manager to win the Premier League

The 30-year wait for a topflight title has ended as Liverpool FC have been crowned the 2019-20 Premier League champions. By securing the title with seven games to spare, they have broken a special record jointly held by Manchester United, Everton and Manchester City.

Man City’s 1-2 loss against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday ended the title race, handing Liverpool their 19th league title and first Premier League title.

Last season, Man City pipped Liverpool narrowly but in the 2019-20 campaign, there has been no stopping Liverpool, who have ended up winning the title earlier than any other side has ever managed before.

Until now, the record for the earlier Premier League win belonged to 20-time league champions Man Utd, Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton, and Pep Guardiola’s Man City for winning their respective league with five games to spare. Everton achieved the feat in the 1984-85 season. Man Utd were the first ones to etch the record in the 1907-08 campaign before they repeated it in the 2000-01 season.

Just two years ago, Guardiola’s City emulated it when the Etihad side finished the season with a total of 100 points ahead of second-placed Man Utd, who had managed 19 points lesser.

Jurgen Klopp’s side won the Champions League last season and followed that with the Super Cup victory and their maiden FIFA Club World Cup trophy, which they won in Qatar in December. Klopp has also become the very first German manager to win the English top-flight title in its 131-year history. With 19 league titles, Liverpool are just behind Man Utd, who have won 20 among the English clubs.

Fans in Liverpool celebrate the Premier League title
Fans in Liverpool celebrate the Premier League title AFP / Oli SCARFF

Soon after Liverpool were officially declared the Premier League champions Thursday, Klopp spoke to Liverpool’s official website expressing his emotions.

On being asked if he could sum up his emotions, Klopp said, "No, unfortunately not because if I tried to start talking about it [how I feel] again I will start crying again and that doesn’t work really well! I am completely overwhelmed; I don’t know, it’s a mix of everything – I am relieved, I am happy, I am proud. I couldn’t be more proud of the boys."

"How we watched the game tonight together, we knew it could happen, it couldn’t not happen, we didn’t know. We want to play football and we are really happy that we are allowed to play again – then when it happened in that moment, it was a pure explosion. When we counted down the last five seconds of the game, the ref counted down a little bit longer than us so we had to look at two or three more passes! Then it was pure… I cannot describe it. It was a really, really nice moment.”