Rafael Benitez offered his congratulations to Liverpool after the Reds won the first Premier League title in their history.
Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea on Thursday night handed Liverpool the title, bringing an end to a 30-year wait for domestic glory for the Reds.
Benitez almost delivered the holy grail for Liverpool in 2009 when the Reds finished second in the league to Manchester United and the Spaniard has remained a hero on Merseyside.
With supporters taking to the streets to celebrate the title win, Benitez sent a message to his former club on Twitter.
He said: ‘Congratulations to Liverpool, after 30 years, the dream comes true! Very happy for all the Reds! You’ll never walk alone.’
Liverpool’s current manager Jurgen Klopp joined the club in 2015 and won the Champions League last season, as well as finishing runners-up to Manchester City.
City were expected to push Liverpool all the way again this season, but instead Reds wrapped up the title with seven games to spare.
Klopp was in tears after the result at Stamford Bridge, dedicating the win to the fans.
‘There’s a sense of relief because after the three-month interruption no one knew how the season would come back,’ he told Sky Sports.
‘This is for all of the fans. I hope they celebrate it, it’s all in our hearts and our head. We do it all together and it’s a joy to do this for the fans.
‘I have no words. It is unbelievable, much more than I thought was possible. Becoming champions with this club is absolutely incredible.
‘This is for Kenny (Dalglish), for Stevie (Gerrard) – everyone! The Manchester City game was really tense, I didn’t want to be involved.
‘It was intense but it is incredible from my players. What they have done over the last few years in exceptional and it’s a pure joy for me to coach them.
‘This is a big moment, I have no real words. I am completely overwhelmed. I never thought I would feel like this.’
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