5 things that has happened since Liverpool last won the league title in 1990

5 things that has happened since Liverpool last won the league title in 1990

It is almost three decades since Premier League leaders Liverpool last claimed the league silverware during the 1989-90 campaign.

During the period under review, Anfield was one of the most-dreaded grounds as Liverpool emerged league champions 11 times alongside four European Cups between 1970s and 1980s.

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In this report, Legit.ng, highlights five major incidents around the globe that has taken a new course since Liverpool’s league title win in 1990.

1. Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish wins the Premier League after gaining promotion with Blackburn Rovers

Dalglish was a successful player at Liverpool after netting 169 times. The Scot also played double role as player-manager with the Reds that saw him win eight league titles before bowing out in 1991.

In 1992, Dalglish joined second division campaigners Blackburn Rovers and secured promoted to the newly established EPL, finishing fourth and second in their first two seasons.

However, during their third campaign, Rovers saw off Manchester United to claim the Premier League silverware by one point.

Interestingly, while Dalglish has tasted success in the Premier League as an individual, Liverpool is still battling to win an EPL title Premier League after 27 years.

2. The club's leading all-time top scorer Ian Rush went ahead to play for five other teams before retiring in 2000

Ian James Rush, is another Liverpool legend, who represented the Reds as a striker.

Rush was Liverpool’s all-time leading goalscorer after netting 346 goals in all competitions at the club.

The Welshman emerged third-best in Liverpool’s official fan poll of 100 Players Who Shook The Kop.

Rush also had brief stints with Chester City, Juventus, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Sheffield United, Wrexham and Sydney Olympic before bowing out in 2000.

3. Man United topple Liverpool as the most successful club in England

Legendary United boss Sir Alex Ferguson played a huge role that saw Man United topple Liverpool’s 18 league titles before retiring

“My greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f***ing perch – and you can print that,” said a delighted Sir Alex Ferguson when Manchester United finally overhauled their arch-rivals with their 19th league title. The Scot also added his 20th Premier League title before leaving United.

In all, Fergie left the Red Devils as England’s most successful club side after winning their 42nd trophy – an achievement that forced Liverpool hack off the ‘Most successful club in England’ tag from their Twitter bio.

A further breakdown showed that the Reds have claimed just nine major trophies including (three FA Cups and a Champions League trophy) since 1990.

But United added 13 league titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League titles to their trophy collection.

4. Nigeria's Super Eagles with zero participation at the World Cup has gone ahead to represent Africa 6 times

While Liverpool enjoyed their glorious days in the 70's and 80's, Nigeria’s Super Eagles were struggling in the corridors of Africa football.

However, since the 90's, Nigeria are regarded as one of the top teams to emerge from Africa.

The Super Eagles are three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners - 2013, 1994 and 1980.

The Eagles aside from claiming the highest FIFA ranking by an African nation - 5th, also qualified for FIFA’s six World Cups of the last seven, missing only the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Nigeria have also progressed to the 16 rounds three times after their World Cup debut at USA 1994.

Thus the Eagles have now moved from nothing to something in the last 25 years as against Liverpool’s no Premier League title in 27 years.

1. Barcelona, with zero Champions League titles, equalled Liverpool with five wins

Barcelona’s Pep Guardiola claimed the Champions League in 1991-92 as a player and 2008-09 & 2010-11 as a manager.

At this point, Liverpool have already won their 18th league silverware in 1990, as well as four European Cups in 1976-77, 1977-78, 1980-81 and 1983–84) all under legendary boss Bob Paisley.

In 2005, Liverpool won their fifth title in Istanbul over AC Milan to emerge Europe’s third most successful behind the duo of Real Madrid and Milan.

Surprisingly, between 2006 and 2015, the Catalan giants had a fantastic run in Europe winning four Champions League titles 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11 and 2014-15.

Although, the Reds played in last year’s final, they are still struggling to return to the good old as Barca are eyeing their sixth Champions League title this campaign.

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