It is official! Liverpool have who win their first Premier League title and their first English championship in thirty years.
The victory was assured after Chelsea took all the three points in their game against Manchester City, thanks to goals from Christian Pulisic and Willian. Kevin De Bruyne’s wonderful free-kick wasn’t enough for City, who succumbed 1-2.
In an earlier game, it was a big win for Arteta after a tough start. Goals from two academy graduates in Nketiah and Willock sent the Gunners 2-0 above Southampton.
Joe Willock became the third Arsenal player aged 20 or under to score in the Premier League this season (along with Martinelli and Nketiah); the most of any team in the competition.
Xhaka was excellent in midfield and Tierney starting to look fit. Finally some positive signs. Big ahead of Sheffield United in FA Cup on Sunday.
Speaking on the Champions, League pundit, Andy Townsend said:
“Liverpool have had an awesome season. They’ve just got stronger and stronger. They’ve got great character as well as great ability, and they’re fitting champions. Their team ethic and work-rate has been first class, and they’ve entertained us as well. They’ve had some amazing performances; they’ve overwhelmed plenty of opponents this season. Well done Liverpool, thoroughly, thoroughly deserve it.”
Liverpool have now been crowned champions of England in eight different decades (the 1900s, 1920s, 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and the 2020s); this is more than any other club, according to Optastat.
Former Liverpool player Robbie Fowler said: “Liverpool fans used to call me God but I think that’s Klopp now! They had a great start to the season, then they managed to sneak a few wins when people were questioning how good they were, and what they’ve achieved since then has been incredible. The drive, the ambition, everything you want to see in a Premier League-winning team. It’s been an incredible, incredible year.”