Liverpool extended their hopes of winning the title on Wednesday after they thrashed Crystal Palace 4 goals to nil in their first match after lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Manchester City and Liverpool are expected to on July 2 at Ethihad in what is to be expected to be a thrilling match between to top two clubs.
The success has seen Jurgen Klopp’s side end a 30-year wait for their 19th title, moving to within one of Man Utd in the all-time list of Premier League titles.
Liverpool boss has since admitted that he was overwhelmed after Chelsea’s victory over league contenders Manchester City and his initial reaction wasn’t what you’d expect.
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“I am completely overwhelmed; I don’t know, it’s a mix of everything – I am relieved, I am happy, I am proud, I couldn’t be more proud of the boys,”
“How we watched the game tonight together, we knew it could happen, it couldn’t not happen, we didn’t know. We want to play football and we are really happy that we are allowed to play again – then when it happened in that moment, it was a pure explosion.
“When we counted down the last five seconds of the game, the ref counted down a little bit longer than us so we had to look at two or three more passes!
“Then it was pure…I cannot describe it. It was a really, really nice moment. Directly after it, I felt so empty inside – I cannot believe it, I am really not happy with myself in the moment that I feel like I feel, but it’s just a little bit too much in the moment. I will be fine, nobody has to worry.
“I actually couldn’t be happier; I couldn’t have dreamed of something like that and I never did before last year, honestly. We were not close enough three years ago, a year ago we were really close…what the boys have done in the last two-and-a-half years, the consistency they show is absolutely incredible and second to none.
“Honestly, I have no idea how we do that all the time. Last night, a very good example – we played a game like the stadium is fully packed and everybody is shouting ‘Liverpool’ or whatever constantly.
“It is a wonderful moment, that’s what I can say.”