Liverpool sign off at Anfield with a 5-3 spectacular and a home-alone trophy lift

July 23 – Liverpool’s players finally got their hands on their first ever Premier League trophy after a thrilling 5-3 victory over Chelsea in their last home game of the season.

The club’s first English title for 30 years was sealed with seven games remaining but with mass gatherings still barred because of  COVID-19 pandemic there was no major celebration though the club did their best to mark the occasion.

Kenny Dalglish, the last Liverpool manager to deliver the title in 1990, presented medals to the players before handing the trophy to captain Jordan Henderson who raised it from a specially built podium as the tickertape rained down.

Despite social distancing rules, hundreds of fans congregated  outside Liverpool’s ground before, during and after the match before police put a dispersal order in place.

“Prepare for a party and when this virus has gone,” manager Jurgen Klopp told all Liverpool fans who have craved the domestic league title for years after watching the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City dominate them. “Make sure you are ready then.”

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