7 teams set to give Liverpool guard of honour after Premier League title triumph

Liverpool finally wrapped up the Premier League title with seven games to spare on Thursday night – and the celebrations are set to continue for the remainder of the season.

Manchester City's defeat to Chelsea confirmed the Reds' long wait was over as they sealed their 19th league title and first since the 1989/90 season – before the advent of the Premier League.

Liverpool are 23 points clear of closest challengers City, whose reign as Premier League champions came to an end, with 28 wins, two draws and only one defeat from their 31 matches

And, ironically, the newly-crowned champions will return to action with a mouthwatering encounter against City next Thursday.

Pep Guardiola's side are expected to give Jurgen Klopp's men a guard of honour, which is not compulsory but the tradition is usually honoured in England.

In fact, Liverpool's remaining seven opponents – which also includes Aston Villa, Brighton, Burnley, Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle – are all expected to offer the congratulatory guard of honour.

However the Premier League still need to confirm the protocol, with the new rules since the season resumed seeing teams come out separately prior to kick off and maintain a form of social distancing.

Meanwhile, Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson says ending the club's 30-year wait for a top-flight title is an "amazing feeling".

Henderson and the rest of the Liverpool squad gathered together to watch the Chelsea-City match on television and the midfielder readily admitted they will enjoy their historic moment.

However, Henderson, who joined Liverpool nine years ago, is adamant his side will not rest on their laurels for the last seven games as he has his sights on the highest points total in a Premier League campaign.

"It's hard to describe, to be honest." Henderson told Liverpool's official website. "But after the final whistle it was just an amazing feeling, especially to spend it with all the lads and the staff.

"To finally get over the line is a relief but also an amazing feeling. It's a unique feeling and one that I'm very proud of.

Liverpool – Premier League champions

"I've been so honoured to be part of this football club right from the first moment that I came and to go on the journey to be with this manager, this group of players, these fans – it's been so special.

"But we'll enjoy this, we'll celebrate, but then I know in the next few days they'll be straight onto the next game, which is City, and finishing the season off as well as we can.

"We want to win every game and we want to finish off with the highest points record we can and give everything we've got and then we'll go into next season and we'll want even more."

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