The wait is over: Liverpool has won its first Premier League title and first English league championship in 30 years.
Liverpool hadn't won the top division of English soccer since the 1989-90 season, three years before the formation of the Premier League. The Reds clinched this season's title on Thursday thanks to Chelsea's 2-1 win over defending champions Manchester City. That put Liverpool 23 points clear of City with just seven matches remaining, making it the earliest clinch in English top-flight history.
All that's left now is to tally up the final margin of victory in what's been a historically dominant campaign.
Though Liverpool had the day off Thursday and with social distancing guidelines in place due to the continued impact of the coronavirus outbreak, that didn't stop fans from flocking to Anfield to get the celebrations underway:
Liverpool players gathered together to watch the Chelsea-Manchester City game, rejoicing at Chelsea's go-ahead goal and eagerly awaiting the final whistle:
Captain Jordan Henderson is ready for the champagne:
Manager Jurgen Klopp was thrilled to finally be able to celebrate the league title:
Defender Virgil van Dijk was mobbed by teammates in the middle of an interview, which understandably went off the rails.
And of course, no celebration would be complete without a word from Liverpool's legendary former player and manager, Kenny Dalglish:
Liverpool's next match as it continues to play for the Premier League single-season points record (100) is at Manchester City, where a guard of honor from the outgoing champions to the new ones should be expected at the Etihad Stadium.