By Rachael Grealish
It almost wasn’t to be, but last night Liverpool FC were confirmed 2019/2020 Premier League Champions, after the league was put on halt due to COVID-19.
Manchester City were defeated 2-1 away to Chelsea to confirm Liverpool would win their first Premier League title, having beaten Crystal Palace 4-0 the previous night.
In a season that was stopped due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic some leagues have been voided, as in France’s Ligue 1, or finished on a points-per-game, like in the Conference where Barrow were promoted back to the football league after almost 50 years.
Congratulations have come in from all parts of the world with Rangers FC manager Steven Gerrard posting on Instagram
While no one will be able to be at the remaining seven matches Liverpool fans took to the street to celebrate, which has come under some scrutiny due to the social distancing measures that are currently in place.
The Premier League might be wrapped up for Liverpool but there are still targets left for them to aim for such as Manchester City’s 100 point total and 19 points winning margin.
While Arsenal’s invincible title was saved by Watford in February, the new champions can still claim most victories home, away and in a season.
For the rest of the Premier League the season is not over as Norwich City, Aston Villa and Bournemouth are still fighting relegation and the FA Cup is still up for grabs.