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:
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
Amen— 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
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