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Liverpool Win Title in Front of Kop
Today is a proud day for Liverpool FC, who have clinched their first Barclays Premier League title with two games remaining. In front of The Kop at Anfield, Steven Gerrard led the team to a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, meaning that with two games left, their nearest rivals, Chelsea, cannot mathematically catch up to their points tally.
Martin Škrtel got Liverpool underway in first half stoppage time, heading a Steven Gerrard corner into the net. Suárez doubled the lead after half time, but then Brendan Rodgers' made a change.
"I wanted Steven to score, and he wanted the same. The game in which we were going to win the title, it was fate that he had to score, surely.
But it didn't look likely to happen. So I switched Luis and Steven, so that he could push up front, and it worked. I was so happy for him. He thanked me after the game, but all I said was that he deserved to star in this game. He won't like me for telling you this, but he cried tears of joy for hours after the game."
Yes, Steven Gerrard was placed up front by Rodgers, and scored the final goal at the Kop end.
"My birthday has come early." he told us. "I am ecstatic. I don't want the other lads to be overshadowed here, because they're the ones who have really put in the work. Of course I've done my bit over the years, but they are the ones who have made it happen this year. And Brendan has been spot on tactically this season. I hope now that we have won it once, that this will not be my last title."