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Jordan Henderson of Liverpool lifts the Premier League trophy for the first time in club history.

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool lifts the Premier League trophy for the first time in club history.

Liverpool lifted the Premier League trophy for the first time amid fireworks at a special Kop ceremony at Anfield, following their thrilling 5-3 victory over Chelsea.

Champions captain Jordan Henderson received silverware from Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish as the Reds celebrated their first English title in 30 years in style, although no audiences were allowed in the stadium.

Liverpool had clinched the title with seven games to lose on June 25, when Chelsea beat second-placed Manchester City, but had to wait until the end of their last home league game of the season to finally get their hands on the silverware.

The Reds started the party early with a remarkable win over Frank Lampard’s side to ensure they end the season undefeated at Anfield and make it 59 home league games unbeaten.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifts Premier League trophy

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifts Premier League trophy

Liverpool players celebrate with Premier League trophy

Liverpool players celebrate with Premier League trophy

Jurgen Klopp lifts Premier League trophy with Adam Lallana and Mohamed Salah

Jurgen Klopp lifts Premier League trophy with Adam Lallana and Mohamed Salah

After the match, Dalglish, who was a coach when Liverpool were last champions in 1989/90 and signed Henderson for Liverpool from Sunderland in his second term in 2011, passed the trophy to the injured skipper.

With fans absent due to coronavirus restrictions, Liverpool had built a stage in their iconic booth for the presentation, while fans gathered and celebrated outside Anfield.

Liverpool fans outside Anfield after Reds win over Chelsea

Liverpool fans outside Anfield after Reds win over Chelsea

James Milner was the only player in the Liverpool squad to have won the Premier League before and, ahead of the game with Chelsea, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp had encouraged his players, staff and club fans to treasure the moment.

“Wednesday we will cherish it,” he said. “Right now we have to stop for a second, watch it, be really happy about it, enjoy it with our fans around the world, in heart and mind, and make it the most special moments of our lives. far.

“Being champions here is the most special thing you can imagine. We all need to make it a special time inside and keep it inside forever. ”

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