Liverpool crowned English Premier League champions after 30-year drought

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Thirty years of hurt came to an end for Liverpool when they were confirmed as Premier League champions on Thursday courtesy of second-placed Manchester City's 2-1 defeat by Chelsea.
The result at Stamford Bridge gave Liverpool their 19th league title, with an unassailable 23-point lead over City.

Liverpool were last champions of England when they won the old First Division title in 1989-90 after which a decline in fortunes saw Manchester United and Arsenal, then Chelsea and Manchester City seize power.

Inspirational manager Juergen Klopp has rekindled the Anfield flame though and delivered the club's 67th trophy, after losing out to City by a point in a thrilling race last season.

As the Chelsea game moved into stoppage time at an empty stadium in London, 350km away outside Anfield Liverpool fans began lighting red flares as the celebrations began in earnest.

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Also watching from afar was an emotional Klopp.

"I have no words, it's unbelievable and much more than I ever thought would be possible," he told Sky Sports after being congratulated by Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish, manager of the 1989-90 title winners.

"It's easy to motivate this team because of our great history. It's pure joy for me to coach them."

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