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Premier League: Liverpool end 30-year title drought

Vishnu Vasisht

Liverpool won the English Premier League title on Thursday. Liverpool's 30-year-old English title drought came to an end as Chelsea beat Manchester City. After this victory, the fans became so happy that they forgot the rules of social distancing and started swinging happily. The team last won the Premier League title in 1989–90.

The credit for this win is being given to coach Jurgen Klopp of the team. He led the team to the finals last year. Liverpool will face second-placed Team City next Thursday. Liverpool have won the Premier League title for the 19th time. They are the second club in the history of 132 years to win this league so many times. Manchester United is on the top in the list.

Liverpool played superb football this season. The team has played 31 matches so far this season. Of this, the team has won 28 and drawn two matches.

The Premier League was halted in March due to Coronavirus. After 3 months of waiting, it started again from 17 June.

Chelsea beat Manchester City 2–1. Liverpool lead the points table with 86 points. The number two Manchester City has 63 points. City can no longer match Liverpool in the league, as they have 7 matches left. Liverpool's title was confirmed after the game. Liverpool were 25 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City when the league was halted in March.

Liverpool are the title winners for the first time since 1990.

This is the first time since the English Premier League started in 1888, when a team became champions with 7 of its matches still remaining. Manchester United in 2000-01 and Manchester City in 2017-18 had won when 5 matches were remaining in the title.

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