Liverpool Football Club's 30-year wait for a Premier League title is over after they were confirmed as champions.

Second place Manchester City had to win at Chelsea to prolong the Reds’ wait for at least another week, but fell to a 2-1 defeat on Thursday night.

It means that Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have won the title, the club’s first since 1990, with a record seven games to spare.

Liverpool’s remarkable league campaign has seen them win 28 of their 31 fixtures so far.

They can break Manchester City’s Premier League record of 100 points in a season if they go on to win five of those remaining seven matches.

Chelsea’s victory might’ve rubber-stamped Liverpool’s title, but this battling Blues performance will also prove a huge boost in the race for a Champions League qualification.

Back-to-back wins after the Premier League’s resumption puts 4th placed Chelsea 5 points clear of Manchester United in 5th, and just 1 behind Leicester City in 3rd.

Chelsea took the lead when Benjamin Mendy lingered too long for Manchester City, with the Blues’ Christian Pulisic seizing full advantage.

The United States forward charged away from City’s defence, before steadying himself and slotting a fine finish past the helpless Ederson.

It didn’t take long after the restart for City to draw themselves level, with Kevin de Bruyne unleashing a sumptuous free kick for parity.

Later in the second half, a goalmouth scramble ensued, where VAR spotted a handball from Fernandinho – the City captain conceding a penalty and receiving a red card.

Willian stepped up, checked his run and buried the spot kick.

City pressed to the last, but Chelsea held out, sealing a big win in the Champions League race, but also that elusive Premier League crown for Liverpool.

Final score: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

Liverpool are Premier League champions

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