By: Kamusime Barnabas
Liverpool did gets its trophy yesterday after its 5-3 win against Chelsea. Liverpool have blown their rivals away this season in their charge for a first league title in 30 years, moving 18 points clear of their second-placed rivals, City.
On 25 June 2020, Manchester City lost 2–1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, mathematically confirming Liverpool as champions and marking their first league title in 30 years, and their first of the Premier League era.
Liverpool got their Premier League trophy-lift party started on the pitch with a thrilling 5-3 win over Chelsea at Anfield, meaning the Blues’ top-four hopes go to the final day.
A draw would have secured Champions League football next season for Chelsea, but they capitulated in the first half as Liverpool got the party started early through Naby Keita’s stunner (23), Trent Alexander-Arnold’s fine free-kick (38) and Gini Wijnaldum’s volley (43).
The 2019–20 Premier League is the 28th season of the Premier League, the top English professional football league, since its establishment in 1992. Manchester City were the defending champions for the second successive year, after picking up the domestic treble the previous season. Liverpool won their first league title since 1990, the club’s first of the Premier League era and 19th overall.
The season was halted for over three months, following a decision on 13 March 2020 by the Premier League to suspend the league after a number of players and other club staff became ill due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial suspension, until 4 April, was then extended to mid-June. The season recommenced with two matches on 17 June and a full round of matches played over the weekend of 19–22 June.
However, Man city’s record of making 100 points in a single season could not be reached by liverpool.
The Reds were on course to demolish Man City’s total of 100 points in the Premier League, but a run of negative results after being confirmed as champions will see them fall short.
Following defeat to Arsenal, the Reds can only finish the season on 99 points should they win both their remaining matches, marking the second-best Premier League season ever, but still one shy of Pep’s record-breakers.
Their victory over Tottenham in January saw them surpass Manchester City’s best start to a season after 21 matches.
Premier League records points totals