Liverpool Are Officially Premier League Champions After Man City Fail To Beat Chelsea
Liverpool have finally ended their 30-year wait for a top-flight English league title by officially becoming Premier League champions.
The Reds thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 on Wednesday as the result meant that Manchester City needed to beat Chelsea to delay Liverpool's title win.
The result means that Liverpool, who are on 86 points, have captured the Premier League title with seven league matches to spare.
City, who were hoping to secure the league title for the third consecutive season in a row, are a whopping 23 points behind Liverpool in the table.
Mohamed Salah, who scored against Palace on Wednesday, said that now it is Liverpool's "time to win the league" after falling short last season.
WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!! :trophy: pic.twitter.com/qX7Duxoslm
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LIVERPOOL ARE CHAMPIONS!
The 30-year wait is over!
For the first time in the club's history, Liverpool have won the Premier League title! :trophy: pic.twitter.com/DOe98vOOCa
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"Two points to go to win the league, it's great," the Liverpool star told Sky Sports.
"Since I came here, I said I want to win the Premier League. The city did not win it for a long time.
"Last year, we had a chance but Man City also played really well and deserved it. It's our time to win the league."
Christian Pulisic opened the scoring in the first half for Chelsea before Kevin De Bruyne pulled one back in the second half with a sensational free-kick.
However, City would be reduced to 10 men late into the second half after Fernandinho scraped the ball off the line with his hand.
Willian stepped up and converted the subsequent penalty as Chelsea sealed all three points at Stamford Bridge.
Guardiola already extended his congratulations to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Chelsea clash.
"I have other options. We have a few players injured," the Spaniard told BT Sport.
"Listen, we cannot win titles. But we cannot deny this tough week.
"Congratulations to Liverpool, they have won it. Champions League qualification, we are in a good position so the FA Cup becomes important. We have three or four academy players on the bench.
"I think all the managers didn't know how the teams would be after these exceptional situations. We got a good result [against Burnley] and that was the important thing."
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