Jurgen Klopp’s European champions extended their lead at the top of the table to a gargantuan 13 points despite having played a game less than all of their title rivals following their 2-0 win against Sheffield United.
Liverpool’s 19th league win of the season ensured the team went a full-calendar year unbeaten. The Reds are currently 37 matches without defeat and have accumulated 101 points in the last 365 days.
Thursday evening’s victory also meant it’s now 51 league matches since Liverpool suffered defeat at their fortress of a home ground. Their unbeaten run at Anfield is now at a staggering 985 days – their most recent loss being a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in April 2017.
The ‘unbearables’ are transforming into the ‘unbeatables’. Liverpool are now closing in on Arsenal’s unbeaten league run of 49 matches that stretched over a 15-month period.
Following Liverpool’s latest victory many pundits have compared Klopp’s side to Arsene Wenger’s ‘invincibles’ of 2004. Lineker is another who is struggling to find a formula into getting better of this winning-machine of a team.
Posting on his personal Twitter feed, the former England international wrote: “Seems @realDonaldTrump is the only man who’s worked out how to stop Liverpool winning the Premier League.”
Seems @realDonaldTrump is the only man who’s worked out how to stop Liverpool winning the Premier League.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 3, 2020
Liverpool have already claimed 58 points from a possible 60 so far this season. They could move 17 points ahead of current champions Manchester City should they win their game in hand against West Ham in February.
However, there is a sense of inevitability in the end for Klopp and his players. No matter the opponent, the faces may change, but the story remains the same.