Joy for Liverpool fans in Cork as the Reds are back on their perch after 30 years

Joy for Liverpool fans in Cork as the Reds are back on their perch after 30 years
The O'Connell family, Liverpool FC supporters, celebrate winning the Premier League, at their family home in Ballyphehane, Cork.Picture: Jim Coughlan.

What a feeling. After a 30-year wait, we are back on our perch and the best team in England for the 19th time.

Thanks to Chelsea's fantastic result and 2-1 victory against Man City I can now celebrate a famous win for Liverpool, our first league title in the Premier League era and I can celebrate with my two girls who are as excited as I am with this success.

Jesse and Alix have been brought up on a diet of Liverpool's previous successes at the summit of England and now they can share in the celebrations of a league triumph for the first time.

So too can my mum and the whole family, who are all fanatics and even though the pubs are closed and I don't drink, we can and will still celebrate this win in true Cork style.

Joy for Kenny Dalglish (centre), Ronnie Moran and Roy Evans in 1990. Picture: Dan Smith/Allsport/Getty Images/Hulton Archive
Joy for Kenny Dalglish (centre), Ronnie Moran and Roy Evans in 1990. Picture: Dan Smith/Allsport/Getty Images/Hulton Archive

Covid-19 will not stop this party and the immense feeling of happiness that we have won the league is incredible as I pen these few words.

Jurgen Klopp and his team have been amazing for the past two years in particular, but there is more to the German than just being a great manager. 

The O'Connell family girls, Sarah O'Connell, Lynda Murphy, Darcy Murphy, Barbara O'Connell, Kaitlin O'Dea, Barbara O'Connell, Jesse Mendez and Susan O'Dea Liverpool FC supporters, celebrate winning the Premier League, at their home in Ballyphehane, Cork.Picture: Jim Coughlan.
The O'Connell family girls, Sarah O'Connell, Lynda Murphy, Darcy Murphy, Barbara O'Connell, Kaitlin O'Dea, Barbara O'Connell, Jesse Mendez and Susan O'Dea Liverpool FC supporters, celebrate winning the Premier League, at their home in Ballyphehane, Cork.Picture: Jim Coughlan.

He is a great person and that reflects on how he treats his players both on and off the pitch. His after-match hugs only half tell the story of his affection for the players and they for him.

Congratulations to him and his staff and thank you Jurgen for the joy and happiness you have given to the thousands of Cork Liverpool fans all over this city and county.

It's been a long long wait, but it's now over.  We are the champions.

No one can deny we have not been the best team this year, our points tally at this stage and our number of wins tell the own story of our dominance.

Liverpool fans celebrate outside Anfield. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Liverpool fans celebrate outside Anfield. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Even our great friends and neighbours in Manchester have to accept that, but the challenge now for Klopp is to win more titles.  

We need to prove this was not a lucky win.  We need to win the league again and my wish and hope is that now we have won one, we will win two more in the next few seasons. That will put us back on top of the league roll of honour.

In Klopp we trust.

Championes, championes... 

The O'Connell family boys, Jerry, Mark and Stephen O'Connell, Colm O'Dea and Oisin O'Dea. Picture: Jim Coughlan.
The O'Connell family boys, Jerry, Mark and Stephen O'Connell, Colm O'Dea and Oisin O'Dea. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

    

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