Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea: The Champions of England lift the trophy at Anfield

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Liverpool lit up the night with 5 goals to lift the Premier league title upon a 5-3 victory over Chelsea at a goal thrilling contest at Anfield. The Reds ensured they were undefeated at home for the entirety of the season. High-five performance for the Jurgen Klopp’s lads in their last home game of the season.

Naby Keita made a thumping effort past Kepa Arrizabalaga to open the scoring in the 23rd minute of the first half. 15 minutes later, a controversial free-kick against Mateo Kovacic allowed Trent Alexander-Arnold to produce a wonderful curling free-kick to make it 2-0.

Gini Wijnaldum’s half-volley from Robertson’s corner further added to the lead before Olivier Giroud (45+3) pulled one back just before the half-time whistle.

Roberto Firmino headed home the insanely delivered cross of Alexander-Arnold for 4-1 in the second half. The 21-year old has broken his own record for most assists by a defender in a single campaign, 12 which he set last season.

Though, Chelsea reduced the deficit to half through Tammy Abraham’s goal. After beautifully set-up by Christian Pulisic dribbling skills through Liverpool defence, Abraham scored just minutes after coming on.

The US International following his assist, scored to make it 4-3 as Chelsea aspire for a possible comeback.

Chelsea ultimately ended their hopes of a comeback when Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 84th minute scored Liverpool’s fifth when he rounded off a quick counter-attack.

Liverpool received the Premier League Title after 30-long-years:

The Reds great Sir Kenny Dalglish was the club’s manager when they last won the title in 1990. Dalgish presented the players and staff with their winner’s medals alongside Premier League chief executive Richard Masters. Liverpool have remained unbeaten at Anfield in three consecutive league seasons for the first time in the club’s history.

Notwithstanding the sanitized event at the 53,000-seater venue, players from Liverpool tried their utmost to fill the gap. The players sang out a version of the club’s “You’ll never walk alone” song alongside Klopp and his crew.

Liverpool now go to Newcastle on the final day of the season on Sunday. While Chelsea are at home to Wolves at Stamford Bridge looking to secure their place in the Champions League.

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