It is a delight to be a Kopite at the minute. The Reds are irresistible, pundits are drooling, opposition fans are jealous. The unbearables are out in full force. Roberto Firmino is playing joga bonito in the Premier League. We look utterly unstoppable.
Liverpool continued their 100% start to the 19/20 season with a 3-1 victory over Newcastle on Saturday. We take a look at three Liverpool stats from the routine victory.
Sadio Mane is unbeatable at Anfield.
Liverpool’s Senegalese winger reached an impressive milestone over the weekend. The Reds forward became the first player in Premier League history to reach 50 consecutive games unbeaten at the same ground for the same club. Prior to Jürgen Klopp’s victory, the golden boot holder had already notched up 50 with no loss at Anfield, however, one of those game was for Southampton. The electric winger is proving a good luck charm for the Reds.
Liverpool don’t win 1-0.
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Liverpool became the first side to win 14 consecutive Premier League games scoring at least twice in each victory. The run stretches back into last season. With Liverpool so defensively solid due to Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip looking impassable (Trent Alexander-Arnold not so much), if Liverpool keep up their scoring form, they will be tough to nick a point off.
The Reds boast record points gap.
After Klopp turned Newcastle over 3-1, Match of the Day host Gary Lineker took to Twitter to point out a record breaking moment for Liverpool. Liverpool’s lead of 5 points is a record for 5 games into a Premier League season. With the Reds setting record point gaps so early into the season, who can stop us from finally lifting the top flight trophy again?