A tweet from Opta Joe has revealed a fascinating opening day stat that suggests Liverpool will win the Premier League next season if history repeats itself.
After the Merseysiders finished a single point behind Manchester City this season, with the Mancunians winning the league on 97 points, the two sides are expected to be the two leading sides in the Premier League once again.
Jurgen Klopp told the media following the Champions League final that he had spoken to Pep Guardiola on the phone after beating Spurs and that they had promised each other an enthralling battle would take place between their sides once again when the new season kicks off.
With it looking like the two sides are destined to fight to the death once more, a stat from Opta Joe looks like it could be the foreshadowing of fate for Liverpool.
They claim that the only time the Reds beat Norwich City on the opening day of the season, they went on to win the league title in 1976/77.
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What makes the stat even more fascinating is that the team that finished in second place that season was Manchester City.
1 – On the only previous occasion that Liverpool started a league season at home against Norwich City, the Reds won the top-flight league title ahead of Manchester City in 2nd (1976-77). Liverpool beat Norwich 1-0 at Anfield on MD1 that season. Fate? #PremierLeagueFixtures pic.twitter.com/7Skreef33b
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 13, 2019
There’s no guarantee that Liverpool will win the Premier League title in 11 months’ time but if they do finish top and narrowly beat City to the crown, this stat will become famous.
Hopefully, fate is on the Reds’ side this season and Jurgen Klopp can win the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history.