After 30 long years, Liverpool Football Club will finally have their hands on a Premier League title as captain Jordan Henderson will lead the celebrations at Anfield following their match against third-placed Chelsea.
This is a moment Liverpool fans have been waiting for generations. After watching the likes of Gary Neville, John Terry, Thierry Henry, Sergio Aguero and Wes Morgan (doesn’t fit in here but oh well) lift countless Premier League titles, it’ll finally be a Liverpool player with his hands on the trophy and who better than Jordan Henderson.
The captain is Liverpool’s current longest-serving player with nine years with the club and is the only remaining member left from the ill-fated 2013/14 season where Steven Gerrard’s disastrous slip against Chelsea ended dreams of a first Premier League title.
Henderson’s story will inspire many and illustrates the hard work he’s put in to be at the forefront of Liverpool’s success. Despite being told he can leave the club in 2012 by then-manager Brendan Rodgers as he looked to bring in the all-time United States men’s national team scorer in Clint Dempsey from Fulham, Henderson decided to stay and fight for his place.
He’s now captained Liverpool to Champions League, Super Cup, Club World Cup, and Premier League success as the “Henderson Shuffle” will be on show yet again on Wednesday evening.
But before the celebrations, Liverpool takes on Chelsea in what will be a highly entertaining encounter.
While the bout has nothing on the line for Liverpool apart from basic sporting competitiveness, UEFA Champions League is on the line for Chelsea. Frank Lampard’s men sit third in the table on 63 points, one ahead of both Leicester City and Manchester United, having played a game less than Leicester.
Chelsea Odds to Upset Liverpool’s Coronation
It’s a crucial game for Chelsea, however, should they not get a result, Leicester City’s next game against Manchester United assures that one of them will drop points which will keep Chelsea in the top four.
Liverpool v Chelsea has always been and will always be a firestorm of a game and in recent years, Liverpool has gotten the best of the West London club.
In their last six league meetings, Liverpool has two wins, two draws, and one defeat; the last defeat to Chelsea in the league coming in May 2018.
Liverpool did win the reverse fixture back in September but was knocked out by Chelsea in the FA Cup back in March.
Sportsbooks odds on Liverpool earning their 31st league win of the season opens at +100. Odds on Chelsea becoming the first club since 2017 to win at Anfield in the league open at +250. Odds on a draw between the clubs open at +275.
When Will Jurgen Klopp’s Statue be Commissioned?
A statue erected in your honor in football is huge. It gives thanks for what you did for the football club in your time, illustrates your legend, and makes sure your name is etched in the history of the club.
Jurgen Klopp deserves a statue of his own outside Anfield. While it will most likely be done after he leaves the club, I don’t think I can find a Liverpool fan in the world who wouldn’t campaign for a Klopp statue.
He brought the club their sixth Champions League and first Premier League title, but most importantly he succeeded in his plan he spoke out about when he first joined the club in 2015.
“We need to change, from doubters to believers”.