After 30 years of agony, disappointment, tears and near misses, Liverpool finally won their first Premier League title and their 19th top-flight title.
The Reds first league win in 30 years was sealed when Chelsea defeated last season’s champions Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.
When Liverpool won their 18th league title in 1990, it was hard to fathom that they will wait for another 30 years before winning another title as they were the best team in the country then.
According to the BBC, these were the final words of the match reporter for Liverpool Daily Post on the day Liverpool beat QPR to win their 18th league title:
“Liverpool are champions again, and it is difficult to see what will prevent the same words being written again this time next year.”
So it was hard to imagine that the Kop would wait for another 30 years before seeing their team win a top division title. Not that they haven’t gone close before now. They have gone close a couple of times, especially in 2014 when a Steven Gerrard slip cost them the title.
Nonetheless, after 30 years of disappointment, Jurgen Klopp and his team have finally brought joy to Reds fans worldwide by winning the team’s 19th league title, but the first since Premier League inception.
This is not a win for the red half of Merseyside alone, but also every Liverpool fan worldwide, including Nigeria.
So following Liverpool’s 19th league title, Soccernet takes a look at what was happening in Nigeria in 1990 which was the year they won it last before last night.
The Super Eagles went close at the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations as they finished runners up to host, Algeria.
The campaign got off to a worst possible start, losing 5-1 to the Desert Foxes in their opening game. But they regrouped for the second game and got a much needed three points with a 1-0 win over Egypt.
They backed up the win with another 1-0 win over Ivory Coast in the final group game before seeing off Zambia in the semi-finals.
The final was a repeat of the opening group game, and once again it was Algeria that came out on top, although this time Nigeria kept the scoreline respectable, losing 1-0.