English Premiership side, Liverpool FC were crowned champions on Thursday after winning their first top-flight title in three decades. As Liverpool holding a massive...
English Premiership side, Liverpool FC were crowned champions on Thursday after winning their first top-flight title in three decades.
As Liverpool holding a massive lead at the top of the table, what was needed for the Reds to claim the title was if Manchester City failed
to win away at Chelsea on Thursday.
And Chelsea made it possible for the leaders when they defeated City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge for Liverpool to take the premier league crown
for the season.
It meant that there would be a guard of honour for Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on July 2 – if coronavirus restrictions allow.
Liverpool have broken the following records this season:
* Liverpool’s 3-2 win against West Ham United in February marked their 21st successive home victory, eclipsing Manchester City’s record of 20
between 2011-12. The result helped Juergen Klopp’s side equal City’s tally of 18 consecutive league wins.
* Beat Southampton 4-0 on Feb. 1 to move 22 points clear of City at the top of the table for the biggest lead in Premier League history.
That grew to 25 points after a 1-0 victory against Norwich City later that month.
Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 11 meant they set a new record for points gained from the first 21 games in any of
Europe’s ‘Big Five’ leagues (61).
* They won their next six games to swell their points tally to 79 from their first 27 matches, before losing 3-0 at Watford in February.
* With their win at Tottenham, Liverpool set the record for most points gained across a 38-match spell in the Premier League (104), surpassing 102-point stretches by City and Chelsea.
* Liverpool had beaten 18 of the 19 teams in the league heading into their match against West Ham on Jan. 29. A 2-0 victory against the Hammers marked the first time they had defeated every team in a single top-flight campaign in the club’s 127-year history.
* Mohamed Salah became the first Liverpool player to score 20 goals in all competitions in three consecutive seasons since Michael Owen
between 2000-01 and 2002-03 when the Egyptian striker scored in a 2-1 win against Bournemouth.
Records Liverpool could break this season:
If Liverpool defeat Crystal Palace on June 24 and City fail to beat Chelsea a day later, Klopp’s side will seal the title with seven games to spare, eclipsing United (2000-01) and City (2017-18) who sealed their respective titles with five games left.
* Before the season was suspended, Liverpool were set to smash the record for the earliest top-flight title win.
They could have sealed the title with a win against Everton on March 16 coupled with a loss for City against Arsenal on March 11, breaking the record set by United, who lifted the 2000-01 trophy on April 14.
* Liverpool have racked up 83 points from 30 games and need 18 more to set the record for most points in a Premier League season, eclipsing City’s tally of 100 from the 2017-18 campaign.
* Liverpool need to win their remaining four games at Anfield to become the first Premier League side to win all 19 home games in a
* Four home wins would also ensure they set the record for most home points in a season which is currently held jointly by Chelsea (2005-06), Manchester United (2010-11) and Manchester City (2011-12) who each picked up 55 points.
* Liverpool have won 27 games this season and need six more wins to break City’s record of 32 victories in a single Premier League campaign.
* If Liverpool win their remaining eight games, they will end the season with 107 points, breaking Reading’s record for most points in
an English league campaign (106 in 2005-06).
* City set the record for the largest margin of victory in the Premier League when they won the title by 19 points in 2017-18 and Liverpool
are on track to surpass that tally.
* Liverpool have won 12 of their 15 away matches and can equal City’s record of 16 away victories from 2017/18 if they win their remaining four games on the road. (NAN)