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At the End of the Storm

As Liverpool ended their 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England, they were followed by their equivalent from the world of sports writing: a team of elite talents, assembled to leave all competition trailing in their wake. This is the story of Liverpool’s title win in the longest season, as told by the writers of The Athletic, with their blend of inside access and expert analysis; great ideas and beautiful writing.

Articles include profiles of each of Liverpool’s title winners by their former youth team coaches; Oliver Kay watches Sadio Mane score against Manchester City in the company of the striker’s family, in his hometown in Senegal; James Pearce spends 90 minutes analysing Virgil van Dijk; plus there are exclusive interviews with Jurgen Klopp, and the club’s US owners.

Read the stories behind a unique and historical season from a team of writers every bit as good as the footballers they were following.

 

When they set out to revolutionise sports writing around the Premier League in the summer of 2019, The Athletic assembled the best team in UK journalism. They include James Pearce, the superbly-connected beat reporter recruited from the Liverpool Echo to cover LFC week-to-week; Oliver Kay, the award-winning feature writer and author signed from The Times; Simon Hughes, author of seven books about Liverpool and a former staff writer at The Independent and Raphael Honigstein, the celebrated German football expert who provides in-depth reporting on Jurgen Klopp’s rise to the top of English football.