The stunning Premier League records Liverpool have already set and could still set despite failing to break Man City's points total record

talksport.com, 16 July 2020, 07:17
The stunning Premier League records Liverpool have already set and could still set despite failing to break Man City
Liverpool will not end the season by claiming a Premier League record points tally as they were beaten by Arsenal on Wednesday.

The Reds took the lead through Sadio Mane in the 20th minute, but goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson inflicted a shock 2-1 defeat on the newly-crowned champions.

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The result means Liverpool cannot surpass Man City's 100-point record, which the 'Centurions' set in their stunning 2017/18 season.

However, the Reds will finish their memorable campaign on 99 points, two better than last term, if they beat Chelsea and Newcastle in their remaining matches.

Nonetheless, Klopp appeared unfazed by his side's failure to set a record points tally despite it being well within their grasp.

He said: "I cannot make any negative of something really positive, becoming champion, having so early in the season 93 points.

"I'm not the type of person who makes something negative of it because we cannot get the 100 or two points anymore.

"We get the points we deserve and we will see how many that will be.

"In the moment it's 93, two games to go, very difficult games, but two games to go and these boys played an exceptional season and nobody can take that away from them."

While Liverpool fans will be more than happy with a first top-flight title in 30 years, there is still another record the club can beat this season.

The Reds currently hold an 18-point lead over Man City in second.

Guardiola's men hold the record for the biggest Premier League winning margin when they finished 19 points ahead of Manchester United in the 2017/18 season.

It is unlikely, but if City slip up against Watford and already-relegated Norwich in their final games of the campaign, and Liverpool win their matches, the Reds could create an even larger margin at the summit.

Meanwhile, Liverpool could also match City for most wins in a season.

The Reds are on 30 and will need just two more victories to match City's record.

And lastly, Liverpool require one more win at Anfield, which could come against Chelsea next week, to equal the record for most home victories in a season.

Chelsea, Manchester United and City have all managed 18 home wins in a Premier League season before.

Top-flight records still on the cards for Liverpool

Can set largest winning margin between first and second (Current record is 19 points, set by Man City in 2017/18)

Can equal most wins in a Premier League season (Current record is 32, set by Man City in 2017/18)

Setting any of the aforementioned records would add to some of the amazing records Liverpool have already achieved this season.

Winning their 30th league championship made it eight separate decades in which Liverpool have won a top-flight title - more decades than any other team having previously been level with Arsenal, Everton and Man United on seven decades.

Liverpool also broke their own record from the 1970s for the most consecutive home wins, having not drawn or lost a league match at Anfield between February 2019 and July 2020.

Burnley ended the run and also stopped the Reds winning all their home matches in the 2019/20 season by holding Klopp's side to a 1-1 draw last weekend.

Liverpool were on course to win the title at an earlier date than any other Premier League club has ever managed, but coronavirus suspended football in March which meant this record eluded the Reds due to factors they could not control.

However, when the top-flight resumed last month, the Reds kept marching on and they secured silverware on June 25 when Chelsea beat Man City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

This meant Liverpool won the title with seven games remaining - at least two more than any other title winner in English top-flight history to set another record.

And, while the earliest date record was not set by Liverpool, they instead claimed the latest date for a Premier League title win due to coronavirus - and their June 25 victory is a record that will surely never, ever be beaten.

*All stats provided by Opta

Liverpool will not end the season by claiming a Premier League record points tally as they were beaten by Arsenal on Wednesday.

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