In 2020 Liverpool finally lifted their 19th league title and the club’s first of the Premier League era. Manager Jurgen Klopp‘s relentless Reds ended a three-decade wait in the most emphatic fashion, breaking numerous Premier League records along the way and winning the title by a massive 18 points.
Amid all the joy on the pitch, football was put starkly into perspective as the world went into lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the sport suspended from April until June, when it would return without fans in the stadiums.
The Liverpool team were immense. Alisson was unstoppable in goal, Virgil van Dijk commanded at the back, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold reinventing the wing-back role, skipper Jordan Henderson was the driving force in midfield and the attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah terrorising defences week in, week out.
With the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup also added to the bulging Anfield trophy cabinet, 2019-20 was a season to remember.