British tennis star Kyle Edmund admits he was a bit shocked when Liverpool F.C. secured this year's Premier League title. Liverpool, who now have 19 Premier League titles in their collection, won their first Premier League since 1990 and 25-year-old Edmund -- a huge Liverpool fan -- was delighted to see his team end their long drought.
The season was suspended in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak and there were rumors that the whole season could be cancelled and there would be no Premier League champion for 2019-2020. "When it happened, one side of me was like 'wow, we've done it' but then I was thinking it's not that surprising because we were kind of going to do it with that lead," 25-year-old Edmund told Sky Sports News' Ian Bolton.
"We had to sit and wait with that lead all through lockdown, but the way it's turned out is just how it is with no fans watching and another team winning. The dream was always like doing it by winning at Anfield with the fans, but I think in the circumstances I don't think anyone really cares.
"We've won the league after a lot of people reminding us how long we haven't had it which is fair enough but at least we've got it now. "I was watching the game and texting a few mates and then when Chelsea scored that penalty I was like, 'surely that's it now' and then the videos start to come out on social media with the Liverpool players and all the Liverpool fans.
I even contemplated going up to Anfield in my car and joining in with the celebrations but I had to play in the Battle of the Brits the next day so I was like, 'I don't think this is a good idea' "I guess the players have the remainder of the season to enjoy it now."
Edmund hopes more success will follow
"I honestly think the way they're playing it's not like they've just scraped the title. The way they've been playing the last few seasons, there's no reason why they can't keep going and they've proven that they have consistency, so I think it's a massive opportunity to have more good seasons," Edmund said.
"The morals and the standards that Klopp has set, I don't think anyone will be relaxed or go through the motions next season knowing they've already won it. That squad is a proper squad that win a lot of football matches."
Edmund, a 2018 Australian Open semifinalist, has spoken multiple times throughout his career about his love for Liverpool F.C.