Liverpool have been good this season. Phenomenal, actually.
But they were made to sweat by West Ham in their most recent game as Liverpool scraped to a 3-2 win at Anfield on Monday night.
Two seasons ago Manchester City broke all sorts of records to amass an unprecedented 100 points in the Premier League.
However, 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 have collected 79 out of a possible 81 and are a staggering 22 points clear of second-placed Man City.
Liverpool thus need only twelve more points to be confirmed champions of England so the earliest opportunity they can do it is on March 21 when they face Crystal Palace at home, which would smash the earliest title win record.
However, if the Reds beat Chelsea in the FA Cup next week, then the Palace clash will have to be rescheduled, meaning the chance will roll over into their next league fixture. This is at reigning champions Man City and Liverpool would need just a point provided both Liverpool and Man City win their games that happen before.
Liverpool’s road to PL glory
*Fixture date subject to change if Liverpool beat Chelsea in FA Cup
February 29 – Watford (A)
March 7 – Bournemouth (H)
March 16 – Everton (A)
*March 21 – Crystal Palace (H)
April 5 – Manchester City (A)
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.
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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been superb this season
Liverpool’s run of unbeaten league games currently stands at 44 – just five off Arsenal’s incredible record.
However, Gunners fans will take comfort in the fact that Klopp’s men still have to travel to the Etihad, which will be the 49th game, 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).
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