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LIVERPOOL’S 30 YEAR ROAD BACK ON TOP

ByTony Escobar

Jun 26, 2020

Liverpool FC was founded on June 3rd, 1892 so for over an entire century people have been able to see Liverpool take English football by storm and be apart of their history. The club is easily on the ’European Football’ ’Mount Rushmore’ and it speaks for itself that the legacy of Liverpool football is one of the finest. The Reds of Anfield are one of few teams that have never been relegated from England’s top league the ’Premier League’ alongside; Tottenham Hotspurs FC, Arsenal FC, Manchester United FC, and Everton. Liverpool last captured the glory of an English title all the way back in the 1989/90 season. The squad from the 1989/90 campaign was led by captain Alan Hansen manning it down in the center back position alongside Glenn Hysén while the duo of Staunton and Venison held their ground in the full-back role, as for the center midfielders the Liverpool legends, Steve McMahon and Ronnie Whelan, Barnes and Houghton on the sides and Beardsley playing the Center Attacking Midfielder position with another Liverpool legend in his own right Ian Rush playing that deadly number 9 position. This was the team that led Liverpool to their 18th English title but after this season Liverpool just was never the same team, although they were still keeping that status as one of the biggest English teams they were not proving why they deserved to have won the title in the 1989/90 season. Time would go on many Liverpool greats began to retire, they changed the whole surface of the league and renamed it the Premier League and just overall times were changing in the world of soccer.

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As the tides changed in the scene of English Football, Liverpool was left in the carcass as other English teams such as; Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Tottenham would emerge as the top tier teams of the Premier League. Although the odds were always on the side of Liverpool in the so-called ”new era” of football during the early 2000s, Liverpool still got to see the light of day as many Liverpool greats got to lace up their boots for ”The Reds”. When you think of the heart and soul of Liverpool during the ”new era” it without a doubt would have to be Steven Gerrard, Steven Gerrard the center midfielder from Whiston, England not that far from Liverpool itself but still very close is one of the most decorated football players of the last decade. Steven Gerrard spent his career in a ‘Reds’ uniform for 17 years making 504 appearances which is the 3rd most in Liverpool history. It is easy to say Steven Gerrard is the peak of what it is to be a great role model to have when it comes to football. Alongside the great Steven Gerrard, other superstar players to have worn the Liverpool jersey include; Luis Suarez, Xabi Alonso, Philippe Coutinho, Fernando Torres, and from the current players you have Mohamed Saleh, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Virgil Van Dijk, and many more. Going down the line it is shocking how much talent Liverpool has, which makes you think how this team is ready after all 30 years for some new gold in their trophy case.

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The team that plays at Anfield, Liverpool is one of the hungriest teams ever and it is very clear whilst looking at their track record winning is just apart of their DNA. Liverpool has pulled off some great things, but the thorn that was still irritating them was winning their first Premier League title. This all started after the Champions League final in 2018, Liverpool vs Real Madrid for the most important trophy in Europe at the club level, but unfortunately for Liverpool, they would go on to lose 3-1 after 2 great mistakes by German goalkeeper Loris Karius. The lose was very hard for everyone, but it did not take much time as they worked for their goal again so they boosted up positions and during the 2018 Summer transfer window ’ The Reds’ picked up former AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, along with him the former Stoke City winger and Swiss international player Xherdan Shaqiri and to strengthen the midfield area of the pitch Fabinho and Naby Keita. Head of into the 2018/19 season of the Premier League everything looked great for Liverpool, but due to their rivals out footballing them, Manchester City ended up lifting the Premier League title for the 4th time. Although they must have been disappointed in not bringing their first Premier League title they were still about to reach the final of the Champions League after beating FC Barcelona in an elegant fashion. Liverpool would face a promising Tottenham Hotspurs as they slithered their way into the finals. Liverpool would end up writing their wrongs by winning the Champions League title a score of 2-0 giving Liverpool their 6th Champions League trophy. Even after winning the Champions League, Liverpool’s coach Jürgen Klopp was not satisfied and wanted that Premier League. So for the whole entire 2019/20 season, Liverpool kept grinding until they led the top of the Premier League table at 1st place until eventually, they were too far away to be stopped leading to Liverpool FC’s 1st Premier League title and they’re first since winning all the way back until 1989/90. As Summer approaches and the start of a new season of football in the horizon gets clearer Jürgen Klopp and his Reds are ready for anything that comes their way.