After what seems like no time at all since Liverpool FC were crowned Champions back in June, the Premier League kicks off this weekend, with Liverpool’s first challenge against newly promoted Leeds.

Liverpool FC – Long Overdue Premier League Champions

The Premier League has definitely been different this year for its fans and its players. With the whole world grinding to a halt in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there were questions whether the season would resume at all. For Liverpool and their legions of loyal fans across the globe, the possibility that the season would be null and void was almost too much to bear. After 30 years without a title win, would it be taken from us when we were so close to winning?

Thankfully, that didn’t happen and when the Premier League restarted on June 17, Liverpool fans awaited the two wins that we needed to see us over the line and to be crowned as Premier League Champions. However, as always with our beloved Liverpool, it wasn’t going to be easy. A disappointing draw against Everton in our opening match of the restart and then a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace the week after left us needing one more win to secure the title. As it turns out, we didn’t need to kick another ball as the night after our 4-0 win, Chelsea beat Manchester City, our closest title rivals 2-1 with a penalty scored by Willian in the 78th minute confirming Liverpool as the Premier League Champions for the first time since 1990. 

Listening to that final whistle and knowing that we had finally done it is one of the most amazing moments I will ever experience. That night will go down in LFC history as one of the most magical, despite us all being apart. Watching videos of the players celebrating together in the team hotel and seeing how fans had celebrated with family at home made it all the more special. 

Everyone has reasons why this title win was so important. For people like me, I have been an LFC fan all my life but I’ve never experienced us winning the league and so it felt so important to me to finally see a title win. For others, it meant celebrating a title in memory of a loved one who never got to see it. So many fans and people alike lost to this cruel virus made it all the more meaningful when it happened. It was for the 96 as are all of our achievements, it was for the players who worked so hard to bring the hope and belief back to our club, the behind the scenes staff, the fans around the world and of course, our manager Mr Jurgen Klopp. 

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Can Liverpool FC emulate their 2019/20 season?

Looking ahead to the new season, expectations are undoubtedly high for Liverpool FC. Players and fans alike are eager to carry on the triumph of the 2019-20 season. Fans will want the team to emulate the success they have become accustomed to, Liverpool need to stay as a force to be reckoned with and prove it was not a fluke that they won the title this year.

There has also been some talk of panic amongst Liverpool fans due to the lack of signings we have made over the summer having only signed Kostas Tsmikas from Olympaicos. The debate as to whether Liverpool would be the club to sign Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara has dominated the press in recent weeks and continues to be a point of debate. Many fans believe that he could be the next player to don a red shirt and there’s still plenty of time before the transfer window shuts. The club have remained tight lipped about their signing targets and continue to build the team that they already have in place, now with the addition of Takumi Minamino who will hopefully be taking more of a central role in the squad, having signed for Liverpool FC on New Year’s Day this year. 

Leeds Utd – A tough season opener

Our first match against Leeds will be an interesting one. The newly promoted promoted teams always want to prove their worth against the giants of the Premier League and if their form in the Champinonship is anything to go by then they will be an exciting addition to the Premier League this season. In the late 1960s-70s, Leeds were the team to beat under hailed manager Don Revie, they experienced what was known as their ‘Glory Days’, winning titles and accolades throughout that period. However, in more recent years, they have been up and down in the league tables but now have finally fought their way back to the Premier League, after a 16 year hiatus.

It’s hard not to be excited for the new season and what it might hold for Liverpool FC. Personally, I really think we can do great things again this season, we have a good strong team, who are proven winners and as long as the passion and the fight is in them, we could go all the way again. The excitement and nerves all bubbling away inside of every LFC fan is a reminder that with Liverpool, it is always an exciting journey and one that we are lucky to get to witness.

Helen Maw

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