Liverpool were too hot for Chelsea in 8 goal thriller
Liverpool celebrated receiving the title trophy for the first time in 30 years in style as the new Premier League champions overcame Chelsea in a thriller at Anfield.
Jordan Henderson currently out injured received the trophy from Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish on a special podium built on the Kop after Jurgen Klopp’s side made it three full unbeaten Premier League seasons at Anfield.
Chelsea, who now need a point from their final game at home to Wolves on Sunday to confirm a place in the top four and next season’s Champions League started well.
But Liverpool moved through the gears after Naby Keita broke the deadlock with a rising 25-yard drive.
They added further goals before the break through Trent Alexander-Arnold’s fine free-kick and Gini Wijnaldum’s close-range strike.
Olivier Giroud scrambled in for Chelsea on the stroke of half-time but their hopes of a comeback appeared to be snuffed out 10 minutes after the break.
When Roberto Firmino headed in his first Premier League home goal of the season from Alexander-Arnold’s cross.
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Chelsea substitute Christian Pulisic then had a dramatic impact as he sparked a Chelsea fightback.
Creating a goal for Tammy Abraham then scoring another himself on the turn as this entertaining game took an unexpected turn.
Oxlade-Chamberlain slammed home the fifth from Andy Robertson’s cross with six minutes left.
And then it was time for the ceremony Liverpool have waited three decades to enjoy.