24 football events since Liverpool won the League 24 years ago

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It seems inevitable that Liverpool are on the brink of winning the Premier League title for the first time in 24 years, but what exactly has happened in football since they won it?

1991 – Ryan Giggs makes his Manchester United debut at the age of 17, he has been an ever present figure at United ever since.

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1992 – Denmark won the Euro 1992 against all the odds. The tournament was also the first major competition where players wore shirts with their names and numbers present.

1993 – Marseille were stripped off their Ligue 1 title due to a corruption scandal and the French Football Federation elected to declare no one as the winner that year.

1994 – The World Cup was won by Brazil for a record 4th time. Their South American rivals Argentina were knocked out in the last 16 with Diego Maradona suspended for the tournament for doping on Ephedrine.

1995 – Eric Cantona (my favourite player of all time) infamously kung fu kicks a spectator against Crystal Palace which saw him suspended from football for 9 months and sentenced to 120 hours of community service.

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1996 – Manchester City goes through 4 different managers in 4 months. Alan Ball, Steve Coppell, Phil Neal and Frank Clark all spent time in the hot seat.

1997 – Roberto Carlos scores quite possibly one of the best goals to be seen as his free kick for Brazil against France bends ludicrously around the wall and smashes in against the post.

1998 – France comfortably defeat Brazil 3-0 in the 1998 World Cup Final to claim their first ever World Cup.

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1999 – Manchester United complete one of the greatest comebacks of all time against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, scoring two goals in injury time to win 2-1 to also clinch a treble.

2000 – Galatasaray became the first ever Turkish side to win a European competition as they defeat Arsenal in the UEFA Cup on penalties. Galatasaray also went on to win the Super Cup against Real Madrid.

2001 – Zinedine Zidane signs for Real Madrid for a world record fee of 72million Euros from Juventus.

2002 – The rise of Ronaldinho as the Brazilian scores a memorable free kick against England in the knockout stages of the World Cup that ended up with Brazil winning their fifth title.

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2003 – David Beckham leaves boyhood club, Manchester United, and joins Real Madrid for 35 million Euros.

2004 – The Invincibles are elected after Arsenal goes a whole Premier League season unbeaten and win the title with 4 games to spare.

2005 – Liverpool under the guidance of Rafa Benitez match United’s efforts in the 1999 Champions League final by coming back from 3 goals down against AC Milan to eventually win on penalties. Jerzy Dudek saving Andriy Shevchenko’s penalty to stage a memorable night in Istanbul.

2006 – Zinedine Zidane bows out of football in sensational circumstances as he head butts Marco Materazzi in the FIFA World Cup final and is sent off. Italy goes onto to win the World Cup on penalties.

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2007 – David Beckham becomes the first major name to transfer across to USA as he moves from Real Madrid to Los Angeles Galaxy.

2008 – Men and Women’s football will be staged for the first time at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Argentina men’s claim gold whilst USA women’s claim their gold medals.

2009 – The French and the Irish become enemies after Thierry Henry’s clear handball goes unspotted and Henry goes on to set up the goal which took France to the 2010 World Cup.

2010 – The Togo national team bus is attacked by terrorists who fire bullets directly at the bus. Three were killed and several others were injured.

2011 – Luis Suarez was at the centre of racism headlines as he was awarded an 8 game ban and a £40,000 fine for his comments directed towards Patrice Evra.

2012 – Manchester City clinches the Premier League title on one of the most dramatic final days of the season. Sergio Aguero fired in a 95th minute winner against QPR to snatch the title away from their rivals United.

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2013 – Chelsea star Eden Hazard is sent off for a petulant kick at a ball boy for Swansea City trying to retrieve the ball!

2014 – Liverpool to win the Premier League? TBC

So do you think that Liverpool can win the league and end their supporters’ 24 years of anguish?

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