Gerrard reacts to historic Liverpool title

English Premier League

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has paid tribute to his former side and manager Jurgen Klopp after ending the 30-year wait for the Premier League title.

Gerrard joined Liverpool in 1989 and starred in the first-team for 17 seasons after graduating from the club's academy system.

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While he lifted nine major titles, including the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League and is widely considered as one of the club's greatest ever players, the English top-flight crown eluded the former captain and the Reds.

The 40-year-old, who is now the manager of Scottish Premier League giants Rangers retired in 2016, two years after leaving Anfield for MLS side LA Galaxy.

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But the three-decade drought finally came to an end in record-breaking fashion, as Jurgen Klopp's men secured the title with seven games to spare after second-placed Manchester City stumbled to a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea.

Scroll through the gallery below to see the title celebrations outside Anfield on Thursday evening

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"Congratulations to all at Liverpool on winning the Premier League. Incredible achievement from a fantastic squad of top players," he wrote on Instagram.

"Lead by a world-class manager and coaching team also a special mention for the backing from FSG. And lastly and most importantly the fans who have waited 30 years. Let the party begin!"

The former England captain represented the Merseyside outfit 710 times, scoring 186 goals and registering 131 assists.

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