Liverpool See Off Chelsea In 8-Goal Thriller Before Lifting Trophy

Liverpool celebrated lifting the English Premier League trophy for the first time in 30 years in style as the new Premier League champions defeated Chelsea in an eight-goal thriller at Anfield.

Captain Jordan Henderson – currently out injured – hoisted the trophy aloft on a special podium built on the Kop after Jurgen Klopp’s side completed a third unbeaten Premier League season at Anfield and set a club record 31 league wins in the process.

Chelsea, needed a point from the game to secure a place in the top four but the Blues must now avoid defeat in their final game at home to Wolves on Sunday to confirm a place in next season’s Champions League.

Naby Keita broke the deadlock with a fierce 25-yard drive, and the Reds added further goals before the interval through Trent Alexander-Arnold’s sumptuous free-kick and Gini Wijnaldum’s close-range strike.

Olivier Giroud pulled one back for Chelsea on the stroke of half-time but Roberto Firmino headed in his first Premier League home goal of the season from Alexander-Arnold’s cross to seemingly snuff out the Blues’ hopes of staging a comeback.

Chelsea substitute Christian Pulisic then had a galvanising impact as he sparked a Chelsea fightback, weaving through the Liverpool rearguard to set up a goal for Tammy Abraham and then scoring another himself on the turn as the Blues threatened a dramatic comeback.

The champions pressed forward again, however, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain slammed home the fifth from Andy Robertson’s cross with six minutes left.

It was a fitting way for Liverpool to round off another unbeaten league season at Anfield and the perfect set-up for their title presentation celebrations.