Liverpool is yet to win a top-flight title in the Premier League era, but it would be absolutely astonishing to the Anfield faithful of 1990 that they’d wait three decades for their next.
That’s coming — and soon — but today we turn back our clocks to April 28, 1990. That’s when Liverpool clinched its sixth top-flight title in nine seasons and 18th all-time, beating Queens Park Rangers 2-1 in come back fashion.
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Liverpool entered the day with a four-point advantage on chasers Aston Villa, who opened the door with a 3-3 draw with Norwich City.
The Reds went down early, manager Kenny Dalglish watching his men concede a 14th-minute goal from none other than USMNT striker Roy Wegerle.
The South African-born South Florida Bull scored from close range in a taste of what Americans would see seven times in 41 caps between 1992-98.
But a pair of Liverpool legends dragged the Reds to all three points, with Ian Rush scoring in the 40th before John Barnes converted a penalty after halftime to put the Merseyside outfit on firm footing.
The Reds finished second the following year and have only managed a runners-up spot four other times prior to the start of this season.
Be sure to hit the 3-minute mark of the above video for the man in the stands burning a cigarette while holding a handheld radio to his hear to catch the latest from the Villa match. Worlds apart.
Premier League On this Day: Liverpool win 18th league title (video) originally appeared on NBCSports.com