Liverpool were crowned the new Premier League champions on Thursday after Chelsea defeated Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, and players took to Twitter to express their sheer delight.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp broke down in tears after the Reds were crowned the new Premier League champions, ending their 30-year old drought, after Chelsea defeated Manchester City 2-1 at the Stamford Bridge on Friday
"This is a big moment, I have no real words. I am completely overwhelmed. I never thought I would feel like this," Klopp said moments after his team sealed the title.
"It's an incredible achievement for my players," he added.
Liverpool were forced to a 0-0 draw by Everton on Sunday, and after beating Crystal Palace 4-0 in the mid-week, they needed Manchester City to drop points against Chelsea in order to become the new champions. Frank Lampard's Chelsea did them a favour, beating the defending champions 2-1 which sealed a 19th league title for the Reds with a record seven games remaining.
Liverpool fans celebrating at Anfield pic.twitter.com/woQC05phnI
— Martha Kelner (@marthakelner) June 25, 2020
With seven games still to play, Liverpool are well on course to beat Manchester City's record points total of 100 set in 2017/18.
The game between Chelsea and Manchester City, meanwhile, was watched by the Liverpool players, who gathered at a hotel in the city and celebrated wildly as the referee blew the whistle for full-time. A tale of total dominance finally culminated into a title and there was no stopping the fans, who marched onto the streets to celebrate their beloved club's triumph.
For the players, here's how they reacted:
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) June 25, 2020
Wonder what he wants 😏 Looks like I’ll need to update my background!! CHAMPIONS!!!!🏆 pic.twitter.com/UNIfcQoB7q
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) June 25, 2020
WE’RE PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/qX7Duxoslm
— Liverpool FC (Premier League Champions 🏆) (@LFC) June 25, 2020
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) June 25, 2020
— Dejan lovren (@Dejan06Lovren) June 25, 2020
And now you’re gonna believe us...... ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rKwseNvmZR
— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) June 25, 2020
CHAMPIONS! 🏆😎 pic.twitter.com/VHTukA8lx0
— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) June 25, 2020
Yes. It feels THAT good. I want to thank all our supporters watching us from all corners of the world. You made this possible for us and I hope we can keep bringing you the joy you deserve. 🎶 now they’re gonna believe us 🎶 😀 pic.twitter.com/bqkXM1Fjpj
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) June 26, 2020
— Rafa Benitez Web (@rafabenitezweb) June 25, 2020
And well, there was a little banter too, as former Manchester United players, Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand took to Twitter, saying that they are taking a break from the social media.
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) June 25, 2020
Brb @Twitter... see you in a couple weeks! 😂😂
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 25, 2020
A word from the previous champions, who will now be giving a guard of honour to the Liverpool players when they visit the Etihad Stadium next week.
Congratulations to @LFC on winning the Premier League.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) June 25, 2020