Liverpool’s 30-year wait for the Premier League title was forcefully postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak that saw all sporting activities suspended – however, it is now only a matter of when and not if the Merseyside club will clinch the coveted title.
Until the suspension of the League, Liverpool had the best start to a season by any European club but their barnstorming spell was scuppered by the ravaging pandemic. The Reds are now back in full training and they will know their fate when the shareholders of the Premier League meet to decide on a date for the restarting of the league.
Manchester City succumbed to a defeat by their capital rivals Manchester United on matchday 28 of the league while Liverpool thumped Bournemouth 2-1. The Reds extended their lead massively on that day and put to bed every chance that the Citizens would have had to upstage them in the title race.
Liverpool established a massive 25 point lead over the only team with a mathematical shot of catching them, Manchester City, so we can say that Klopp’s team has the title all but locked up to win the EPL Trophy with massive odds in favour.
The Merseysiders can clinch the title with a win but this depends on City losing their next game. Potentially, two wins from nine games are enough for Liverpool but there is no telling of they’d maintain the same form they had since the start of the season.
Manchester United holds the record for being the fastest club to win the Premier League with five games to spare. Liverpool were on course to shatter that record, the rescheduling of the League has made that ambition impossible but they can still clinch the title with more games to spare.
Liverpool’s latest fixtures include games against Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle – this could well prove to be difficult games. Regardless, it is nearly impossible for the Anfield giants not to win the league from their remaining nine games.
The Liverpool fanbase are current hysteric over the imminent return of the league because they’d get to see the trophy lifted after a 30-year gap.
When did Liverpool last win the league?
Kenny Dalglish was manager of The Reds when they won the League in the 1989/1990 season. They had done it in grand style having lost one game throughout the season and finishing nine points ahead of Aston Villa in second place.
Liverpool were a dominant force in the League in the 1980s, they won the title six times within the stated period and took their tally to 18 league titles in 1990. Ever since they have struggled to conquer the title but came really close last season when they finished in second place with a staggering 97 points behind current champions Manchester City.