Liverpool have officially been crowned Premier League champions to end their 30-year wait for the title.

Following Wednesday night’s 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s side required just two points to secure the title following a stunning 2019/20 season with 28 wins from 31 games so far.

Manchester City needed to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but a 2-1 defeat means that Liverpool’s long wait is over without even having to kick a ball – and fans were at Anfield to celebrate their achievement.

The Reds’ title success is the 19th in the club’s history, moving them one behind Manchester United’s English record. Liverpool will take to the field for the first time as champions on Thursday, when they travel to Man City.

Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, who guided them to their 2004-05 Champions League crown added: “Congratulations to @LFC, after 30 years, the dream comes true! Very happy for all the Reds! You’ll never walk alone,” Benitez said.

Striker Fernando Torres, who scored 81 goals in 142 matches for the Merseyside club, hailed their “unbelievable squad” and described Klopp as a “magnificent manager.”

“… But above all my sincere congrats to every single LFC supporter. You’ve been waiting so long and finally that desired trophy is yours,” he tweeted.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina said he was proud to have played for the Premier League outfit and joined a number of his fellow Spaniards in congratulating them for their first league title in three decades.

Jurgen Klopp’s side secured the crown after second-placed Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea on Thursday, meaning the Merseyside club could not be caught with a 23 point lead over City with seven games remaining.

Evening Standard