"Remember, bigheads, we need to go and win it again!” How Liverpool reacted to their last title victory

Liverpool 1990
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“The first reaction would’ve been ‘put your drink down, you’ve obviously been drinking too much’…” That’s how Liverpool players celebrating in the Anfield changing room after securing the league title in April 1990 would have reacted if you’d told them it would be 30 years until the Reds were crowned Champions of England again.

Liverpool’s 18th league title was secured with a 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers on 28 April 1990. “You wouldn’t have believed that we wouldn’t have won a title for three years, never mind 30 years,” says defender Barry Venison, who made 37 appearances for Kenny Dalglish’s side that season.

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Matt Ladson is the co-founder and editor of This Is Anfield, the independent Liverpool news and comment website, and covers all areas of the Reds for FourFourTwo – including transfer analysis, interviews, title wins and European trophies. As well as writing about Liverpool for FourFourTwo he also contributes to other titles including Yahoo and Bleacher Report. He is a lifelong fan of the Reds.