The one landmark Liverpool DIDN’T want to hit! It’s now 30 years to the day since the club last won the league, after coronavirus halted this season’s title charge
- Liverpool last won the English top division 30 years ago on April 28, 1990
- The Reds clinched the title with a 2-1 win at home to Queens Park Rangers
- Kenny Dalglish was the manager who guided Liverpool to their 18th title
- Jurgen Klopp’s side were on course to make it 19 before the season stopped
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The wait was supposed to be over weeks ago but with football and life in general on hold due to coronavirus, it is now 30 years to the day since Liverpool last won the English top flight.
On April 28, 1990, the Reds, managed by Kenny Dalglish, won 2-1 against Queens Park Rangers at Anfield to secure their 18th top division title.
Plenty has happened since with Liverpool winning the Champions League twice in 2005 and under Jurgen Klopp’s stewardship last year.
Liverpool have gone 30 years without domestic league success after winning the title in 1990
Jurgen Klopp had Liverpool on course for the title this year before the season was stopped
Agonisingly, Liverpool have finished second four times in the Premier League, including last season when they narrowly missed out to Manchester City.
But under Klopp this season, Liverpool have romped to a record 25-point lead at the top of the table and are just two wins away from being crowned champions.
Phil Thompson, the former Liverpool defender, was in the dugout the night Liverpool won the league 30 years ago and he finds it hard to believe it has taken so long for the club to finally be on the brink once again.
Thompson told Sky Sports: ‘I just can’t believe it [has been 30 years]. If you’d have said on this day 30 years ago that we wouldn’t see another league title, I’d never have believed it. It’s amazing.’