Liverpool’s unbeaten Premier League streak – Team which could end it and records Reds could still make this season


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Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool could reach unprecedented heights in the Premier League this season

As they sit 16 points clear at the top of the table, Jurgen Klopp’s men have now gone more than a year without losing a single game in the Premier League.

Liverpool weathered the storm at the Molineux Stadium on Thursday night as a resurgent Wolves side was unable to stop them from extending their run to 40 games without a single defeat in the Premier League.

The almost unbelievable form which the Reds have put together means that their 30-year long wait for a league title is all but effectively over, with the Liverpool faithful circling the most likely dates on their calendars on which Merseyside will once again become home to Champions of England.

As one might guess, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the Reds as they hunt down Arsenal’s 49-game unbeaten record. An overly populated fixture list that saw them play nine games in December and injuries to key personnel have tested them to their core.

However, as the presence of zero in their defeats column testify, the reigning European and World champions have stood tall to whatever hand nature, and the Football Association, has dealt them. So the question now remains that which, if any, team could stop this Red juggernaut.

Man City seem the most likely side to end Liverpool’s unbeaten run

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Given that they were the last team whom Liverpool surrendered all three points to in the Premier League, the not-for-long reigning Premier League champions could once again frustrate the Reds.

Pep Guardiola has already stated that his Manchester City side’s title challenge is all but over. The Spaniard downed his tools while claiming that the only goal which his expensively-assembled squad is now chasing in the league is the tag of the 2nd best team in the table come May.

However, despite his pragmatic statements, the ex-Barcelona boss would know that come next season, his team would still be the most likely challenger for the title alongside Liverpool. And for that very reason, he would want his side to go all out and defeat the Reds when both the teams will meet in April.

While it might sound puzzling to some given the gap in points between the two sides, it will be Man City who will be favorites when they host Liverpool on April 4. The return from injury of Aymeric Laporte would give Guardiola’s men a huge advantage going into that fixture.

That’s because their poor defending was the reason why Liverpool ran out as 3-1 winners the last time these two sides met in the league. Provided they could plug that hole, there’s no reason why they could hand the soon-to-be Premier League champions their first league defeat of the season.

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Regardless of whether or not they finish the season with zero defeats, there are many records that Liverpool could break between now and the end of May.

The sweetest among them would be the earliest ever title win in the Premier League era. Currently held by Manchester United who claimed that tag by winning the league in April of 2001, Liverpool could beat it by a whole month if they continue to win games at the current rate.

They could also make their own the tag of centurions. Only Manchester City have amassed 100 points in the Premier League era and if Liverpool continue on their current form of 2.9 points per game, they can beat it by 12 points.

Klopp’s men won’t mind if some individual records come along the way too. Trent Alexandar Arnold, who is already on 10 assists for the season, would need another 11 in the remaining 15 games to beat Thierry Henry’s record of most assists in a single campaign.

The French World Cup winner managed to create 20 goals for his teammates in the 2002/03 season. Though the English full-back isn’t the only one who has that record in his sights as Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who already has 15 assists to his name, is the more likely candidate to break it.

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