Gerrard congratulates Liverpool and offers special mention

Date published: Friday 26th June 2020 7:23

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard offered his congratulations to the Reds and had a special mention for Fenway Sports Group after the Reds won their first top-flight title since 1990.

Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a league title is over after they were confirmed as Premier League champions on Thursday night.

Second-placed Manchester City had to win at Chelsea to prolong the Reds’ wait for at least another week but fell to a 2-1 defeat on Thursday night.

It means Jurgen Klopp’s side have won the title – the club’s first since 1990 – with a record seven games to spare.

Their remarkable league campaign has seen them win 28 of their 31 fixtures.

They can break City’s Premier League record of 100 points for a campaign if they go on to win five of their remaining seven matches.

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.

 

 

 

Gerrard posted in Instagram: “Congratulations to all @liverpoolfc on winning the premier league . Incredible achievement from a fantastic squad of top players.

“Lead by a world class manager and coaching team also a special mention for the backing from FSG. And lastly and most importantly the fans who have waited 30 years. Let the party begin.”

Ex-Liverpool striker Fernando Torres tweeted: “Huge congrats to everyone at @LFC on winning the @premierleague. Unbelievable squad, magnificent manager, great staff but above all my sincere congrats to every single LFC supporter. You’ve been waiting so long and finally that desired trophy is yours. Very well deserved.”

While old Reds boss Rafa Benitez tweeted: “Congratulations to @LFC, after 30 years, the dream comes true! Very happy for all the Reds! You’ll never walk alone #YNWA #Champions #Liverpool.”

Former Liverpool winger Steve McManaman said during his commentary on the Chelsea match: “I’m quite relaxed about it to be honest, as I always thought it was in the bag.

“I’m very proud of Jurgen Klopp and all the staff there and at the academy, who I do some work with as well. They have all done a sterling job in bringing some of the players through and it has been a huge team effort from all concerned at the club, from the owners right the way down.

 

 

 

“Last year they went so close but this year they deserve absolutely everything.”

 

Era of dominance for Liverpool

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And former Anfield striker Peter Crouch, a pundit in the BT studio, said: “They have got so many good players and none of them are getting on, they are all young players who are going to improve and I genuinely believe there’s a period of dominance coming – and not just in English football but in European football as well.

“I think the hardest thing in football in this day and age seems to be recruitment and theirs has been spot on. Not just that, but the improvement in the players that have gone there. The team behind the recruitment deserve a hell of a lot of praise as well.”

Fellow pundit Joe Cole added: “This looks like an era of dominance, just look at the youth in the team and the manager as well. If they can keep them all together they could dominate because Manchester City are 20-odd points behind and Chelsea are building but they are a long way behind as well. They could go on and do anything they want.”

READ MORE: Jurgen Klopp cries tears of joy, sends message to fans as Liverpool are crowned Prem champions

 

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