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When will Liverpool lift the Premier League trophy?

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Liverpool trophy lift date? When will Liverpool celebrate their Premier League title win?

These are now the first few questions on the minds of Liverpool fans, players and everyone connected with the club right now.

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Liverpool fans want to celebrate. Everywhere! And they have been celebrating the Premier League title win and they are doing it like it’s 1990. They’ve won the Premier League for the first time in their history as the Reds are Champions of England for the first time in over 30 years and for the 19th time overall.

Liverpool win the Premier League. Liverpool win the Premier League. That’s right. That exclamation will never get old, for Liverpool fans.

But, seriously, when could they celebrate the title win and what is the Liverpool trophy lift date?

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Jurgen Klopp has said they will celebrate on an open top bus and have a huge party in the city whenever they can. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, nothing official will be planned for many months to come. But when they are able to, it will happen. And boy, will it happen.

The UEFA Champions League celebrations of last season in the City of Liverpool alone were epic. Truly epic. This will blow it out of the water.

30 years of waiting. 30 years of tension. 30 years of believing. All of that will be let out, whenever they can.

For now, the players will be handed the Premier League trophy on the final home game of the season, which will be against Chelsea on July 22.

Between now and then Liverpool’s players will be welcomed onto the pitch with a guard of honor in each of their final seven Premier League games of the season. They deserve it and they deserve to celebrate with their fans.

When it is safe to do so, they will. Wherever I am then, I will be heading to Liverpool. That party will be one for the ages and one that will probably be talked about for another 30 years.

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Liverpool win the Premier League. Liverpool win the Premier League.

Liverpool have won the Premier League title for the first time in their history as the Reds are Champions of England for the first time in over 30 years and for the 19th time overall.

[ RELATED: Liverpool win title – everything to know ]

Jurgen Klopp has delivered the holy grail to Anfield, just as he promised when he arrived in 2015.

Liverpool sealed the title courtesy of Man City losing at Chelsea, as they are 23 points clear at the top of the Premier League table with seven games to go.

WATCH LIVERPOOL TROPHY LIFT LIVE

The trophy lift will take place after Liverpool – Chelsea on July 22 at Anfield. Click on the link above to watch it live.

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This is the earliest title win in Premier League and English top-flight history, in terms of games remaining, and Liverpool can also set new records for most wins, points and the biggest winning margin in history.

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Liverpool have only lost one of their 31 games so far this season and they have been absolutely imperious on their march to a Premier League title. There have been no real weaknesses and they have won tight games, had blowout wins and battled back late in games time and time again.

Liverpool never give up and now they are Champions.

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After coming so close last season but losing out to Man City on the final day, Klopp’s side have come back even stronger this season and have been utterly dominant.

Virgil van Dijk and Alisson have been sensational in goal. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson rampant out wide. Jordan Henderson an inspirational leader in midfielder. And the front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Robert Firmino have simply torn the Premier League apart.

[ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ]

Liverpool are Premier League champions. Reds fans, let that sink in and let the celebrations begin.

What now for official champions Liverpool?

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Liverpool’s inevitable capture of the Premier League title is complete.

Now that we’ve had some time to celebrate this season’s champions, we ask: What will be their place in history?

The Reds’ committed attack has led Jurgen Klopp’s men to one of the best campaigns in league history and there’s potential for it to be looked upon as the No.  1 league season ever.

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We’re talking about the league run, of course. Liverpool cannot win a treble of any renown unless you’re counting the one-off UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.

That’s not discounting anything — they are the reigning Champions League winners for another couple of months — but it does make it more difficult to compare their season to others because the club was forced into punting the League Cup.

Before we go any further, here are all of Liverpool’s matches in their championship season

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Liverpool’s 2019-20 run-in

Thursday at Man City
Sunday v. Aston Villa
July 8 at Brighton
July 11 v. Burnley
July 15 at Arsenal
July 18 v. Chelsea
July 26 at Newcastle

That’s not an easy slate. Everyone but Newcastle and possibly Brighton will be in some state of desperation when it comes to top four, top seven, or the avoidance relegation placement

Fastest team to win and effects

Liverpool is the fastest team to ever win the Premier League, an achievement that has not lent itself to historic finishes (although the comparisons are fraught by history and rarity; 1907-08 might seem like only yesterday. Alas).

Of the four clubs to win the league with five matches to play, here are their performances post-clinch (Liverpool did it with seven to play).

Everton 1984-85: 2W-3L
Man Utd 1907-08: 1W-2L-2D
Man Utd 2000-01: 1W-1D-3L
Man City 2017-18: 4W-1D

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Given Jurgen Klopp’s status as a certified lunatic-genius of soccer, it’s likely he’ll be geared up to match City’s fine finish that made so much history.

The Man City rivalry’s place in the story line

It helps that the Reds start with Man City at the Etihad Stadium, a home team which will be ornery as ever after saluting the club that demolished hopes of a rare PL threepeat.

That 2017-18 City team, like Liverpool, had been eliminated from every other competition (although so had 2000-01 United). 1984-85. Everton was still in two competitions and prioritized them. The early 20th century United also had day jobs, which makes it hard to prioritize much of anything other than work.

The City team is the comparison that interests me most, due to the recent thrilling rivalry between the clubs and the fact that Pep Guardiola’s stylish team was the best thing we’ve seen short of the prime of Messi and Iniesta in late 2000s Barcelona.

Liverpool and Man City split the 2017-18 season’s fixtures, City crushing the Reds 5-0 at the Etihad before a 4-3 at Anfield which wasn’t quite as close as Ilkay Gundogan’s stoppage time goal made it appear on paper.

In 2017-18, City lost twice and drew four times, collecting 100 points while scoring 106 goals with a plus-79 goal differential.

Liverpool is on pace to record a record point total, though matching or beating the goals scored and differential numbers looks improbable. And a Man City win on Thursday would drop Liverpool’s max point total to 104 from 107.

An argument can be made that the only two seasons worth measuring are this Liverpool campaign and the 2017-18 City season due to the incredible depth of the Premier League and the challenges of winning, let alone dominating, in this era. Liverpool’s always been able to boast a win over the champs that season (so has Manchester United).

Greatness, regardless

Ultimately, does it matter? No. Liverpool have produced one of the finest seasons in history and captured the imagination of its supporters and many neutrals.

But for many of us soccer nerds, it’s intriguing to measure what could be the finest season ever produced by an English club.

Let’s see where Liverpool winds up. Congrats to all of the Reds faithful either way. What a team.

Liverpool condemn ‘wholly unacceptable’ fan celebrations

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Liverpool condemn fans ‘wholly unacceptable’ celebrations in the City of Liverpool following their Premier League title win on Thursday.

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Two nights of celebrations saw thousands of fans gather outside Anfield and then close to Pier Head near the Liver Building, with fireworks and flares let off and social distancing rules largely ignored.

Liverpool fans have waited over 30 years to celebrate a the title win and their jubilation is clear for all to see, and understandable, but repeated warnings about not gathering in large groups to celebrate have been ignored by some.

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Here’s the statement from Liverpool Football Club, in conjunction with the Merseyside Police, Liverpool City Council and Spirit of Shankly supporters group.

“Throughout the last week, we have worked together to consistently remind people that the region is still disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and ask people to celebrate LFC’s Premier League title win safely. Several thousand people turned up at the Pier Head on Friday June 26 and some chose to ignore the social distancing guidance and risk public safety. Our city is still in a public health crisis and this behaviour is wholly unacceptable.” 

The statement went on to say that fireworks and flares started ‘a small fire on a balcony of the Liver building’ which was put out by local fire services.

Liverpool’s statement also added: “We cannot stress enough that behaviour such as this is wholly unacceptable and those who were setting off fireworks and flares in the crowd were putting the safety of those around them at risk. Clearly we are still in a public health crisis and we need to work together with the public of Merseyside to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. The potential danger of a second peak still exists and we need to work together to make sure we don’t undo everything we have achieved as a region during lockdown.”

The United Kingdom has been the worst impacted country in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic in terms of positive cases and deaths due to COVID-19. With the public condemned in other parts of the UK for flocking to beaches in 90-degree weather this week, the statement went on to say that areas of certain cities or regions would be shut down if social distancing rules continue to be flouted.

“The government has made it clear this week that if people continue to ignore guidelines around mass gatherings, whether they be at beaches or beauty spots, or for celebrations like we saw last night and the night before in Liverpool, then they have the ability to close down public spaces and will close areas if necessary. We all understand that fans want to celebrate, but now is not the time. We need to get through this first, and know that it is safe, before any victory parade can go ahead.”

Klopp, the day after: On calling his family, his place in history

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A night after being emotionally overwhelmed by Liverpool’s Premier League title, it’s all starting to sink in for Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds manager’s Thursday tears of joy and celebratory dancing has turned into a more identifiable Klopp to the one we’ve known for so many years.

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“I was always a better dancer than a football player,” he quipped with Sky Sports.

Klopp lifted the lid on his night celebrating with the team, and those final moments before Liverpool was crowned PL champions.

“I called my family 10 seconds before the final whistle. We had a FaceTime call. I told them I loved them. They told me they loved me. It’s sad I can’t be with them. I put the phone on the table and told them to watch. It was a really nice moment.”

Championships in the COVID-19 era are weighty, and it’s easy to forget how seldom these players are with their families.

The fierce competitor and giant of the game has often showed us his very human side, whether through charitable endeavors or his clear perception of his place in the world.

Forget the world, how about his club? Klopp has led the club to championships in the Champions League and the Premier League, but he doesn’t want to hear about being immortalized or even being on the level of his predecessors.

“I want to live for another 30 or 40 years so I’m not interested in statues,” Klopp said. “We don’t have to compare me with the great figures. What Bill Shankly did and Bob (Paisley) taking over and winning everything, and Kenny (Dalglish) being player and manager. There’s no comparison possible.”

Oh, they’re going to be made, but Klopp isn’t done yet. He may wind up with fewer trophies than other men to have won at Liverpool in other periods, but his time at Anfield has left an indelible mark.

So will these dance moves…