Jurgen Klopp

5 Records Liverpool Can Break Between Now and the End of the Season

At this point, it's a question of when and not if Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool  will clinch the Premier League  title. And it's only February.

The competition has been privy to dominant teams over the years. Ferguson's various outfits were always there and thereabouts the top of the league. Arsene Wenger had a golden patch with his Arsenal side. Jose Mourinho's initial Chelsea side and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City outfit can also be counted among the best the Premier League has ever produced.

But I don't think there's ever been a team as bafflingly consistent as this current Liverpool side. They have 25 wins and a draw in 26 games so far this season and are well on their way to finishing undefeated. They just find a way to win, repeatedly.

As Klopp himself admits, this is uncharted waters his Liverpool side is treading. There is no roadmap as to how to navigate this rarefied space in history they find themselves in. But through dedication to their craft and sticking to what works, Liverpool are penning a Premiership fairytale.

They will go down in the record books as one of the best teams to ever play in England. In fact, they'll go down in the record books for a lot more...

Read on.

Also Read: Liverpool's 10 Greatest Footballers of All Time 

5. Most points ever in a single league season

The currently existing record is held by Pep Guardiola's Manchester City  side of the 2017/18 season, when they became the first team to rack up a 100 points in a single season.

That target, then perceived unattainable, looks set to be smashed if Liverpool continue on their current run of form.

Jurgen Klopp's men have 12 games remaining in the season and already have 76 points to their name. All they require to better City's record is a measley 25 points from a possible 36.

Considering they've already amassed 76 out of a potential 78, it seems like a no brainer that this record will fall.

4. Earliest date to confirm Title win

This one record currently stands with fallen giants Manchester United , who captured the title back in the 2000/01 season as early as April 14. As expected, Liverpool aren't in the running to just better this record - but smash it.

Should Liverpool win their next five games, they can confirm the title on March 21 when they play Crystal Palace at home.

However, should other results go their way (namely Manchester City slipping up and dropping more points), they stand to be crowned champions on March 7 itself - almost 2 and a half months before the season ends on May 17.

3. Largest point gap between winners and runners up

Jose Mourinho joked yesterday about overturning Manchester City's 2017/18 Premier League title and granting it to his then Manchester United side who finished second.

But even he knew deep down that the most deserving team won that year. City didn't just canter to the title, they did it after outclassing the rest of the field by a whooping 19 points.

That record, however, has already been shattered for all practical purposes. Liverpool currently hold a 25 point gap over the Cityzens and given the instability surrounding the blue half of Manchester with the Champions League ban, that margin is only likely to further increase.

We could realistically encounter a scenario when Jurgen Klopp's men win the league by a 30 point differential - or more.

2. Most wins in the single season

A double record held in consecutive seasons by Manchester City also stands to fall if Liverpool continue on their current trail of destruction.

Pep's men racheted up 32 wins each in the 2017/18 and the 2018/19 seasons en route to back to back Premier League titles.

Liverpool are already on 25 wins with 12 games to go. It only seems inevitable that they will pick up the remaining 7 wins and that too easily, considering that they only have two games against top six opposition remaining.

If Liverpool win all their remaining games, they would have won a possible 37 out of 38 and the only way that record will be broken is if a team wins every single game of the season.

1. Longest undefeated run

Of all the records this is, perhaps, the most impressive one Liverpool stand to defeat in the near future.

Arsene Wenger's Invincibles produced the unthinkable when they clocked 49 games - 4,410 minutes - of competitive domestic football without a defeat.

Liverpool are just 6 unblemished games away from breaking that record. 

If Jurgen Klopp's men manage to remain undefeated against West Ham, Watford, Bournemouth, Everton and Crystal Palace they'd have racked up 48 on the trot.

The 49th and potentially record-equalling game is away to Manchester City who will, at the least, want to play party poopers.

Should Jurgen Klopp's men manage to tackle that obstacle though - and it's hard to bet against them doing it at this point - they'd probably go down as the greatest ever Premier League side.


(Stats R/T talkSport )