What pandemic? Liverpool fans defy social distancing norms to celebrate the Reds victory after 30-year dry spell

10:33 AM Jun 26, 2020 | Agencies
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The sun had just set over Anfield - and on a 30-year wait to be champions of England again - when the fireworks started to explode into the twilight.

In Pics: Liverpool fans celebrate Red Devil's Premier League title win after 30-year drought

A signal went out across Merseyside. The drought was finally over for Liverpool.

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As reported by Mirror.co.uk, at least 2,000 Liverpool fans gathered to celebrated the Reds victory.

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At first there were just a dozen supporters who were watching on phones and listening on radios outside this hallowed stadium. They were soon surrounded by a sea of thousands snaking from the entrance to the Kop past the The Albert Pub to the Hillsborough memorial.

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And as darkness eventually engulfed Liverpool's home on this mid-summer's evening, a red haze of smoke began to light the skies.

Waving flares and flags, Liverpool's faithful found a way to share this moment together on Thursday, even in a pandemic. It's hard to stay apart when a three-decade mission has been accomplished, even though the crowning moment came without Liverpool players being on the field.

Liverpool have won the Premier League 2019-20 season after a gap of 30 years. As Chelsea defeated Manchester City 2-1 on Friday at Stamford Bridge means Liverpool have an unassailable 23-point lead over City with seven games left in the competition.

In 1989-90 the Reds were last crowned as England's top-flight champions.

Christian Pulisic's goal had given Chelsea to lead before a wonderful Kevin De Bruyne sparked hopes of a comeback, but Fernandinho's late red card led to a coolly converted penalty to win the game - and gift Liverpool league glory.

Liverpool had moved to the brink of their 19th title with a 4-0 battering of Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp's side will now look to write even more history. They need 15 points from their remaining seven matches to set a new record points total for a Premier League campaign, and can also become the first team to win every single home game in a single season.

In Pics: Liverpool fans celebrate Red Devil's Premier League title win after 30-year drought

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