Liverpool showed their dominance in the current season of Premier League yet again with a dominant 4-0 win over Southampton at Anfield recently. With this win, the Reds have scored 16 consecutive victories and have played 25 matches without getting defeated this season so far!
Already being heavily backed by top-rated sportsbooks on the internet as well as a great multitude of punters, Liverpool now have the EPL trophy clearly in their sight. Such has been their dominance this season, that Manchester City, the defending champions are in second position on the table, 22 points behind the leaders, making it the biggest ever gap in the history of the Premier League.
Liverpool looking like comfortable winners this season
Last year the race to the title came down to the final match, with Man City finishing 1 point clear of Liverpool. At this point, with 13 matches remaining in the season, it’s no longer a race. Instead, it can be termed as a 3 ½ month coronation prior to Liverpool’s crowning as the Premier League champions for the first time ever, since 1992 (the circuit’s launch year).
The last time that Liverpool won a top-flight title was in 1990, the first division tournament which was the predecessor of the Premier League. Prior to that, the Reds had emerged league champions 11 times from 1973 to 1990.
Did taste success in other tournaments
Regardless of being unsuccessful in winning the Premier League title, Liverpool did taste success in other competitions, for instance, winning four League Cups and three FA Cups over the past 30 years. They also emerged in the UEFA Champions League winners in 2004-05 and 2018-19, as well as UEFA Cup winners in 2000-01; and more recently they won the FIFA Club World Cup title in 2019.
However, the EPL championship eluded them till now. It’s a remarkable feat that Jurgen Klopp’s men have managed to claim 73 out of possible 75 points from the games they have played in the tournament so far. It’s a remarkable achievement considering the fact that EPL is amongst the most competitive sports leagues of the world. The Reds’ only slip came against Manchester United in October last year, when a late goal scored by Adam Lallana secured a 1-1 draw for the Reds.
Liverpool have scored 20 straight wins at home so far, tying up with the EPL record. Currently they are riding an impressive 37-0-5 wave, only seven away from Arsenal’s record. Their last major hurdle in the ongoing EPL season will be on April 4 when they go up against Manchester City.
Over the last two seasons, Liverpool have had a record of 54-1-8, with their only defeat coming at the hands of Manchester City in January last year. In their last 10 matches, Reds have conceded only 1 single goal, and 15 overall this season.
The team’s manager Jurgen Klopp, an engaging and energetic German who arrived at Anfield from Borussia Dortmund over 4 years ago in October 2015, continues being the excellent manager he is, and plays down the team’s excellence, to keep them grounded.