While the manner in which Liverpool finally clinched the title was anti-climactic, the highlight of the evening might have been seeing Liverpool legend, the King Kenny Dalglish getting choked up on live television.
The current high profile Scot on the team, left-back and Scotland captain Andy Robertson, certainly felt the enormity of that moment.
“For The King to be emotional means we’ve done something pretty well,” said Robertson. “He was brought up as a player and a manager here and he was used to success — winning league titles and the Champions League year-in and year-out.
“For this club to go 30 years without winning the league was something we had to change. That’s why people were more emotional than usual. We had quite a few wet eyes in the small party we had.
“When you play for Liverpool, winning just means so much. I’m hopeful we won’t have to wait 30 years for the next one. Hopefully, winning the league will become normal again for Liverpool.”
For Robertson, it was a bit more personal, because he revealed that arguably Liverpool’s best ever player has made it a point to help Robertson acclimate to life on Merseyside.
“From the moment I signed, Sir Kenny has been different class,” Robertson said on The Lockdown Tactics podcast.
“Him and his wife, Marina, have been exceptional with me and my family, whether it was settling into our house or getting anything we needed. You know a legend like that doesn’t need to be like that as he has enough on his plate. But he has been so crucial for me.
“I’ve spoken to him about Liverpool and I’ve spoken to him about Scotland and he has been someone I’ve been able to turn to. Not many people can say they can turn to Kenny Dalglish for advice.”
Dalglish, even when he left his second tenure as manager, has remained a stalwart steward for the club over the years. It’s no surprise that he’s used that influence to help the newest generation of players.
Robertson’s experience is also a reminder of what Liverpool’s victory meant to the people who have devoted their lives to the club. No doubt the King will be at Anfield when Jordan Henderson and his teammates lift the Premier League trophy for the first time since Dalglish himself did it back in 1990.