Those led by Jürgen Klopp received the champion trophy after beating Chelsea in a very close match; however, they were already champions dates before, when Manchester City, their closest pursuer, lost precisely to the «Blues». In this way and with 23 points of advantage, those of Anfield proclaimed themselves champions without the need to be on the pitch. Today, they received the award for a campaign that borders on perfection.
Liverpool returns to monopolize the main images of world football and it is no wonder. After crowning themselves as the kings of Europe last season, they had the difficult task of championing in the local tournament, something that had been denied them since 1990, the year in which the Premier League format did not yet exist. With 23 points difference over the second, the «Reds» returned to glory thanks to a campaign that came close to dethroning what was done by Thierry Henry’s Arsenal, which reached the line of 100 points in a single campaign.
But what is the secret of this Liverpool? The answer lies in Klopp’s ability to repower players like captain Jordan Henderson and the scoring trident: Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah. However, the incorporation of Virgil Van Dijk in the central saga was also an important piece. Finally, the appearance of revelation players such as Alexander Arnold and Robertson on the wings gave the team the necessary consistency to finish molding the team.
But not everything is rosy since they will not be able to defend their crown in the Champions League because they lost the series against Atlético de Madrid from «Cholo» Simeone, who proposed a defensive scheme in both games in the series and managed to win the key by 4 to 2; all this before the pandemic.