Jurgen Klopp steadfastly refuses to permit Liverpool’s long-awaited Premier League title celebrations to start out, however, the opening month of 2020 has underlined the Reds’ mastery over their rivals.
Reds boss Klopp may see his aspect transfer an astonishing 22 factors away from their closest rivals and defending champions Manchester Metropolis on the opening weekend of February, ought to they beat Southampton and Pep Guardiola’s workforce lose at Tottenham 24 hours later.
However, the German performed down the mounting tally of statistical landmarks after his aspect turned the quickest ever to rack up 70 factors in a season following their comfy 2-Zero win at West Ham on Wednesday.
“I’m not an excessive amount of involved about data,” he stated following Wednesday’s 2-Zero win at West Ham.
“We had a (factors) document at Dortmund (in 2011-12) and Bayern beat it the subsequent season. I don’t need to be boring. We simply don’t really feel like that.”
On the corresponding stage final season, after 24 video games, Klopp loved a five-point benefit over Guardiola through February and early March noticed his aspect held to expensive attracts by West Ham, Manchester United and Everton as they have been overhauled by Metropolis.
Since that goalless draw with their native rivals, Liverpool has dropped simply two factors within the league, at Manchester United in October.
Southampton goes to Anfield on Saturday in search of to change into the primary membership since Leicester, simply over 12 months beforehand, to take a degree from Anfield.
The virtually inevitable crowning of Liverpool as England’s greatest is being eagerly awaited by the membership’s supporters given it’s been 30 years since their aspect has been champions of England.
Victory towards the Saints would mark a 20th consecutive residence league win for the Reds, matching Metropolis’s run between 2011 and 2012, and go away them six residence wins wanting to turn into the primary membership in Premier League historical past to document an ideal residence document.
February may additionally see Liverpool set a brand new mark for many consecutive Premier League victories — presently the 18 set by Metropolis in 2017.
Liverpool can also be within reach of matching one of many recreation’s most spectacular statistical feats; the 49 unbeaten league video games amassed by Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ of 2003/04.
Klopp’s present 41-game unbeaten run started after defeat towards Metropolis 12 months again, and Liverpool may attain the 49-game mark towards Guardiola’s aspect on April 4.
Ought to they proceed of their present imperious kind, Liverpool can also be destined to set an even bigger profit margin than even that amassed by the 2017/18 Metropolis workforce.
Metropolis received that league title by 19 factors, their 100 factors leaving them with an 18-point cushion over second-placed Manchester United.
On the present fee of level assortment being proven by Metropolis and Liverpool, the Merseysiders would finish the season 30 factors away from their rivals with an ultimate tally of 111 factors.
It might comfortably set a brand new document for the very best factors tally in Premier League historical past, presently, the 100 which Metropolis set in 2018.
Such has been their phenomenal effort over the opening 24 video games of the marketing campaign that Liverpool now have to win 10 of their remaining 14 fixtures to match that magical 100-point mark.