Fair play to Liverpool, they didn’t mess about this season.
Congratulations to Jurgen Klopp’s side, who made winning their first Premier League in 30 years look as effortless as a Roberto Firmino flick.
However, we all know that winning the Premier League is hard, so what were the key moments throughout the season that led to the Reds’ triumph?
1 Dean Henderson gifts Liverpool all three points – September 2019
Cast your minds back to September 2019 – Liverpool had already opened up a five point gap over Manchester City, but it was still very early stages of the season.
Sheffield United, as they so often have been, were resolute in defence, until the 70th minute when Gini Wijnaldum struck a low shot that Dean Henderson looked set to save easily.
Except, it went through Henderson’s legs and trickled into the net. A horrible moment made even crueller by the fact the keeper is a Man United loanee.
Klopp’s side took all three points and kept up their 100% record in the league.
2 Man City fall to their first defeat since January… against Norwich – September 2019
It may have only been five games into the season, but City’s shock defeat to recently promoted Norwich was an early pivotal moment in the season.
It was City’s first defeat in almost nine months, and having ended the 2018/19 season so strongly, it proved that Pep Guardiola’s side were fallible after all.
Liverpool continued their winning streak and stretched into a comfortable lead by mid-September.
3 Liverpool fight back to beat Spurs – October 2019
Still just six points clear after ten games, Harry Kane’s goal within 45 seconds gave the Reds a major fright in late October.
But the home side rallied and were totally dominant for the next 89 minutes, with goals from Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah securing the win.
4 Reds overcome their major test against title rivals – November 2019
In truth, this could be the moment in which we all thought the league was already won.
Eight points clear of second placed Leicester and having seen City fall to fourth by early November, the Reds knew that overcoming this test would set them off on a clear run to Premier League glory.
And they did so in complete style – three goals in the first 51 minutes left City bereft of ideas, and took Liverpool to a remarkable 37 points from their opening 13 games.
The major turning point for the whole season could be Fabinho’s opening goal – which came about after Trent Alexander-Arnold was adjudged to have not handled the ball in his own area.
Liverpool go up the other end, score, and VAR doesn’t overturn the decision.
5 A very happy Christmas – December 2019
Winning the league is all about statement victories and there’s no better time to do that when you know everyone’s watching.
Late on Boxing Day 2019, a Trent Alexander-Arnold-inspired Liverpool swept aside Champions League hopefuls Leicester and moved them to a 16 point lead at the top of the Premier League.
The title was virtually done before the turn of the year, and that was that.
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