It was another night for the history books at Anfield after Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 13 points following the Reds’ 2-0 victory against Sheffield United.
Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane ensured the Reds made it 19 victories for the season – securing 58 points from a possible 60. The European champions also made it a whole calendar year unbeaten in the league – becoming only the third team to achieve the feat.
It’s been 365 days since Jurgen Klopp’s last league defeat – a 2-1 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Their unbeaten run has now been extended to 37 league matches and they have accumulated 101 points during that time.
It doesn’t stop there for Liverpool who made it 51 matches at Anfield in the league without defeat. It’s now been 985 days since someone got the better of the Reds at their home fortress during a league encounter.
If that wasn’t enough to excite Kopites that these Reds are here to stay then another special highlight following yet another Liverpool win was Klopp handing out another deserved league debut.
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Liverpool’s summer signing Harvey Elliott made his Premier League debut for the runaway league leaders after replacing Salah late-on in the second half.
Elliott, 16, recently became the youngest ever Premier League debutant for Fulham back in April 2019. What an experience for the teenager who was given the warmest of receptions from the Anfield faithful.
Following the experience, Elliott wrote on his Instagram: “Great team performance from the boys today! On a personal note delighted to make my Premier League debut for my childhood club!”
The England U17 star was then given a glowing rendition from fellow Liverpool stars Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, 26, wrote to Elliott saying: “Congrats Broski! Many more to come.”
Meanwhile, Milner, 33, also wrote to Elliott on Instagram with a message that read: “First of many.”
During a time where first-team opportunities should be limited considering Liverpool’s unwavering relentlessness in all competitions this season, Klopp has proven there is always room for young talent.
What a time for the young Elliott who has joined the best team in the country, the best team in Europe, the best team in the world.