Liverpool have been good this season. Outstanding, actually.
So good that they have remarkably taken 61 points from a possible 63 so far, making the best-ever start to a season by a club in Europe’s top-five leagues.
Two seasons ago Manchester City broke all sorts of records to amass an unprecedented 100 points in the Premier League. But if Jurgen Klopp’s men continue at their current rate then that total will surely be broken and there will be another set of ‘Centurions’ in our midst.
They claimed another win on the road at Tottenham on Saturday, winning 1-0 thanks to Roberto Firmino’s fine first-half goal.
And a stat has emerged which shows just how dominant Liverpool have been in comparison to the rest of the league.
If Liverpool and their closest rivals all continue to gather points at their current rates, the European champions will win the Premier League title on the weekend of March 14-15 – an away clash at Everton in the Merseyside derby – smashing the earliest title win record by a whole month.
Manchester United hold the current record for earliest title win – they sealed the championship on 2000/2001 under Sir Alex Ferguson on April 14, 2001 with five games to spare.
Either the standard of the Premier League has significantly dropped in recent years or we may well be witnessing one of the best sides ever in football in Jurgen Klopp’s current Liverpool team. Or both.
It’s got to the stage where Arsenal fans are now fearing that their unbeaten ‘Invincibles’ season could be replicated by the Anfield club, who simply do not look like they will get beaten by anyone in the division.
Liverpool’s run of unbeaten league games currently stands at 38 – 11 behind Arsenal.
However, Gunners fans will take comfort in the fact that Klopp’s men still have to travel to the Etihad, where they will be biting their nails in the hope that City can get the three points.
Liverpool are also chasing numerous other records this term, including most wins in a single season (32), most home wins (18), most away wins (16) and most points (100).
The Reds face another big test this weekend when they host old rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
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