Well, it finally happened this week and Liverpool won the league, something we now all have to deal with for the next 10 years as their fans ramble on about it.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: A fan looks on after Liverpool confirmed as Premier League Champions at Anfield on June 26, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Liverpool claim their first championship in 30 years. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JUNE 26: A fan looks on after Liverpool confirmed as Premier League Champions at Anfield on June 26, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Liverpool claim their first championship in 30 years. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

To be fair, it could have been worse.

They could have won it in front of a full-house at Anfield but, due to the pandemic, they ended up winning it while sitting at home as City lost to Chelsea in an empty stadium.

It also helped that they came so close last season. We were ready this year for the inevitable and in the face of everything else that is going on around the world, this is all much more bearable than it otherwise could have been.

Ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup game against Sheffield United, Mikel Arteta was asked what he thought about Jurgen Klopp, a man who could have been sitting where he sits now, ending Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a league title.

“Well I think they’ve come so far as a club, as a team, in the last few seasons,” Arteta said, no doubt thinking back to the time Liverpool dropped right out of Europe, a road his own team seem to be on.

“I think they’ve set a very clear club culture that they have been able to transmit to the supporters and generate belief. I think they have a very clear philosophy in the way they want to play, the way they approach every single game, and then they also have really good recruitment starting from the staff, the coach and all the players that they’ve signed specifically for the way they want to play.

“Congratulations to them.

Well yes [I think on Liverpool are an inspiration for what I’d like to achieve] because they were in a very difficult position four years ago and they made a lot of right decisions, some very difficult decisions, some unpopular decisions, but the right decisions for them. And they’ve been very consistent with their messages, very clear messages from top to bottom. They have this mentality to go into every game with the same spirit and mentality to win the game.”

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