It was finally our year, finally. After 30 years of hurt Liverpool won the Premier League. The Reds smashed records for fun in a truly astounding title winning campaign. This was a season characterised by a never seen before grit, Jürgen Klopp’s men just won. They kept winning, and winning, and winning. They always had enough to get over the line. We have picked out three games which defined Liverpool’s record breaking title win.
Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool 02/11/19
Liverpool have always had a penchant for a comeback. Over the years we have seen the Reds come back from the dead in some extraordinary circumstances. Just before the manic winter period began we saw Jürgen Klopp’s men pull off a comeback which sent shockwaves through the Premier League.
The hosts went ahead at Villa Park after 21 minutes and thereafter the Reds struggled the break them down.
With just three minutes of normal time left Andy Robertson nodded home Sadio Mane’s cross to pull the visitors level. Four minutes into added time Sadio popped up with a header of his own, flicking on a corner into the far post.
This was a win which perfectly demonstrated the determination which characterised the title winning season, even when they weren’t at their best the lads did just enough – they just won.
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Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City 10/11/19
If any side was going to derail the Reds title bid it was going to be Manchester City. Last season we saw Jürgen Klopp’s men lose the league to City by just one point, the first meeting between the sides this season was always set to be a massive indicator of where the title may end up.
The Reds put Kopites’ nerves to rest early on with a Fabinho thunderbolt putting the hosts ahead after just six minutes and Salah doubling the lead after 13 minutes. The second half saw Mane extend the lead to three goals before Bernardo Silva bagged a consolation.
Coming hot on the heels of a hard fought win against Aston Villa this was a massive statement of intent by the Reds, putting them nine points clear of then fourth placed Manchester City.
Leicester City 0-4 Liverpool 26/12/19
On Boxing Day last year Leicester City were second in the table and Liverpool had just flown back from the Middle East having won the Club World cup.
A trip to the King Power was being billed as tough test of the Reds’ credentials with many predicting that the league leaders would be fatigued from their continent hopping.
What ensued was perhaps the finest performance of the campaign. The hosts were barely let out of their own half as Jürgen Klopp’s men pressed and tore them apart.
Goals from Roberto Firmino, James Milner and Trent Alexander-Arnold marked one of the most complete footballing displays that the Premier League has seen in some time.