They just can’t stop winning. Liverpool are on a run of 16 victories, the record stretching back to March of last season. The Reds stretched their streak to 16 wins with victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday. Jürgen Klopp’s side managed to scrape a win against a dogged Sheffield side, despite boasting 70% of possession for the game, the Reds were wasteful on the ball and lucky to come away from the game with 3 points, with a Dean Henderson howler to thank for the success. The victory has put the Anfield outfit one step closer to an impressive all time Premier League win record.
The longest consecutive winning streak in Premier League history as it stands is the 18 games won by Manchester City between August and December 2017. Man City managed to win nearly 20 games in a row following a home draw to Everton in their second game of the season. Their unstoppable run was ended on New Year’s Eve after a goalless draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
The Reds’ next two league games see them take on Leicester City at home then, after the international break, Manchester United away. These won’t be easy games by any stretch of the imagination and if Liverpool want to even equal the record, they will have to be at their brilliant best. Leicester City currently stand 5th in the league but can regain 3rd place with a win at Newcastle United today.
For the first time in…ever, Manchester United away will prove a harder game than Leicester at home. United are really struggling for form and find themselves 11th ahead of a Monday night visit from Arsenal.