Brendan Rodgers has been quoted by Leicester City’s official website as stating he is delighted for Liverpool after they were confirmed as Premier League champions – six years after Rodgers almost delivered the title himself.
Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City on Thursday night was enough to confirm Liverpool as champions for the first time in 30 years, as Christian Pulisic and Willian cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne’s special free-kick.
Rodgers took Liverpool to within an inch of the Premier League title in 2013-14 – only for Reds captain Steven Gerrard to slip in a clash against Chelsea and end up losing the match 2-0, costing the Reds the title.
Now Leicester manager, Rodgers paid tribute to his old club Liverpool for finally getting over the line and holding aloft the Premier League trophy – seven games before the 2019-20 season is even complete.
TBR’s view – What can Liverpool fans hope for next?
Liverpool still have plenty to play for, having won the Premier League title with a record seven games to go. They can still beat Manchester City’s record of 32 wins from 38 games, as well as City’s 100 points tally from 2017-18.
Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all share the record of 18 home wins from a possible 19 – while the biggest margin between the clubs ever recorded is 19. Plenty to play for even now, then.