Came the day. It was not at Anfield, nor at Etihad, nor at any other stadium. The Jürgen Klopp players have won Liverpool's first league in 30 years without jumping onto the pitch. But the ‘reds’ are already champions. Finally, the members of the legendary team of Kenny Dalglish, winner in April 1990, already have successors.
With 21 goals conceded, Liverpool are the Premier League's fewest goals. With 70 ‘goals’ scored, the second highest scorer, after Pep Guardiola's City (77), whom he has relieved as the champion of England. The 'reds' have only lost one game (against Watford, 3-0) and accumulate records, but beyond all that they have the stamp of football and the soul that Klopp, their coach, transmits.
The Klopp factor
This Liverpool is the work of Klopp, as Borussia Dortmund once was. This team is his work, not only for his football ideas, but for his spirit. His teams are marked by the identity of the German coach, who found his ideal place in a club as emotional as Liverpool after leaving Dortmund. And this Thursday has made him the champion of Europe.
Alisson, the Magic Glove
If in his first season as Liverpool goalkeeper the Brazilian was crucial for the ‘reds to win their sixth Champions League, this time it was essential to lift the desired Premier. Alisson has finished with 12 goals on zero occasions, leading the Gold Glove, tied with Nick Pope (keeper of Burnley). And that the Brazilian goal started the season injured. Adrian supplied him.
Van Dijk, the leader
Again the leader of the defense, the player who changed Liverpool with his arrival in 2018 from his defensive power and leadership. The 'red' rear is the least scored in the Premier, with 21 goals conceded. And Van Dijk, the top scorer after the trident members, with 4 “goals”.
The best pair of wingers in the world
For many. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson form the best pair of wingers in the world. From their weight in the Liverpool attack it gives an idea that between the two they have given 20 assists: 12 Alexander-Arnold and 8 Robertson. Fundamental in the offensive design of the new champion of England.
Salah-Firmino-Mané, the trident
The figures speak for themselves again. Between the three they have scored 40 goals out of the 70 achieved by the ds reds ’. Salah has 17 (2 fewer than Leicester's ‘pichichi’ Jamie Vardy at the moment). Mané, 15. And Firmino, 8 (7 assists).
Henderson, the role of the captain
Over the years, the role of the player who inherited the captain's armband from a myth like Steven Gerrard has grown. Because of his solidity and quality, Jordan Henderson is essential in Liverpool's game.