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Masters: Trophy presentation fit for new Champions

22 Jul 2020
Liverpool lift Premier League Trophy

Premier League Chief Executive hails Liverpool's performances and says ceremony on the Kop acknowledged absent fans

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters has hailed the feats of Liverpool this season and said the unique way the Champions were presented with the Premier League Trophy on the Anfield Kop this evening was a fitting ceremony for their absent fans. 

Reds captain Jordan Henderson was presented with the Trophy by Sir Kenny Dalglish, the previous Liverpool manager to win the title, on a special stage built on the Kop in recognition of the club's supporters who were unable to witness the ceremony inside Anfield because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"Congratulations to Liverpool FC – to the players, Jurgen Klopp, his staff, all those behind the scenes and, of course, the fans – on becoming Premier League Champions," Masters said.

"The team's performances have been a joy to watch and to win the title in fewer matches than any previous Champions is an incredible achievement.

"Because of COVID-19 it has been a disrupted season, but Liverpool kept their nerve to secure their first Premier League title.

"The unique Trophy presentation was fitting, not only as a celebration of the team's on-pitch success, but also acknowledging the supporters who were unable to be in Anfield due to the pandemic."

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