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17 Things That Have Happened Since Liverpool Last Won The League

17 Things That Have Happened Since Liverpool Last Won The League
By Gavan Casey Updated

It's 25 years today since goals from Ian Rush and John Barnes were enough to defeat QPR and clinch Liverpool their eighteenth championship title. Here are 17 things that have happened in the quarter of a century since.

1: Mario Götze has been born, become the poster child for Kinder chocolate, won four Bundesligas and scored the winning goal in a World Cup final.

2: The Model 500 telephone has been replaced by telephones with actual buttons. Remember these?

 

3: Pokémon. Initially invented as an original Gameboy game, the franchise now spans video games, trading cards, animated television shows and movies, comic books and has generated $41bn worldwide. It is the second most lucrative video game franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo's Mario series. Gotta catch 'em all.

 

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4: Jim McGuinness has made his senior football debut for Donegal, won an All-Ireland championship, retired, become manager of Donegal, won another All-Ireland championship and joined Celtic FC as a performance consultant.

 

5: Paul Scholes has become a professional footballer, won ten Premier League titles, retired, came back and won another Premier League title.

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6: Pep Guardiola has become a professional footballer, won six La Liga titles at Barcelona, retired, been appointed manager of Barcelona, won three La Liga titles and eleven other trophies, taken a year off, been appointed manager of Bayern and won two Bundesligas in a row. 

 

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7: Jérémie Aliadière has won a Premier League medal. 

 

8: Manny Pacquiao turned professional, won world titles in eight different weight classes, was elected to congress in the Philippines, was re-elected to congress in the Philippines, starred in eight films, released ten hit singles in his homeland and fights pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather this Saturday night.

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9: Harvey Weinstein has officially been thanked more times than God at the Oscars. Pulp Fiction. Good Will Hunting. The King's Speech. Dozens more. Thank you, Harvey Weinstein.

 

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10: The Premier League. Murdoch's cash. Sky Sports. Shearer. Cantona's kick. Zola. Henry's backheel. Ade Akinbiyi. Fergie Time. Ronaldo. "AGUEROOOOO!" 

 

11: Ireland have played in three World Cups and one European Championship.

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12: Dolly the Sheep. RIP.

 

13: There have been approximately 950 episodes of The Late Late Show. Give or take a few Eurosong specials.

 

14: The 100m sprint world record has been broken 22 times.

 

15: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan all became independent European nations.

 

16: The answering machine has been invented.

 

17: Daniel Radcliffe learned to walk, J.K. Rowling spent six years writing the manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling published that and six more Harry Potter novels, the novels became a film franchise which has grossed $7.7bn, Radcliffe starred in all eight films and, finally, lifted the Tom Markham Cup.

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