After a 5-3 victory over Chelsea at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students’ team had the opportunity to lift the Premier League trophy for the first time. The club has placed a podium on the Kop field with fireworks and confetti to celebrate. After the pain of scoring 97 points last season and missing the title with a 1 point difference after a loss, who can turn the Liverpool players and staff into this celebration? And many of them obviously loved it and were waiting for it.
Mohamed Salah dyed his hair red, Roberto Firmino wore ‘Bobby Dazzler’ glasses, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jurgen Klopp were drinking beer. However, some players celebrated discreetly, a little more cautiously. Not to mention the player who just joined the club in January, Takumi Minamino.
The Japanese international has made nine Premier League appearances since moving from Red Bull Salzburg for a fee of up to £ 7.25 million. Although he had many difficulties in getting used to the culture in the land of fog, but with his determination, he made remarkable efforts. He deserved the medal of the Premier League winner.
But in yesterday’s trophy reception, it was clear that this player was not fully integrated into the Red Brigade’s formation. After stepping on the glorious podium at The Kop to receive the medal, Minamino awkwardly stood with his arms crossed as he watched his teammates experience his glorious moment. But after captain Jordan Henderson lifted the Premier League trophy, a video showed him getting close to Minamino and led him through the crowd of players so he could lift the cup himself.
Then a video showed Minamino – still looking a little shy – but there were already photos taken with the club’s championship trophy.
With Henderson’s help, Minamino could become a very important member of the squad to win this title next season as he becomes more confident on and off the pitch.
In the final match of the season, Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-3 to win their 18th in 19 matches at Anfield. There are 5 different scorers: Naby Keita, Alexander-Arnold, Earnginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. They ended the season unbeaten at Anfield and have 59 matches played at home without being beaten.
Liverpool’s 19th championship was won at the earliest of all time in the history of England’s premier football league spanning the 19th century, by winning 7 games without kick; The 30-year wait for the championship ended.