Liverpool make Premier League history again following latest landmark
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Liverpool shatter yet another Premier League record

The term ‘record-breaking’ is becoming almost a tad cliche for Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League champions-elect after Liverpool once again rewrote the top-flight history books following their 2-0 victory at West Ham.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Issa Diop and Declan Rice of West Ham United and Roberto Firmino of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool FC at London Stadium on January 29, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Even Klopp, who has unwaveringly refused to believe this title is already won, must be beginning to concede that Anfield is the only destination that this elusive trophy will be paraded around come May.

Liverpool’s 23rd victory of the season was enough to take the table-topping Reds to a blockbusting 19-point lead over current holders Manchester City – I’ll say that again, 19!

Another routine win also ensured that the runaway league leaders have now beaten all other 19 teams in the division this term. Surely now, this famous old institution will be celebrating league title No.19 when the final hurdle is cleared on May 17.

For too long, that intangible feeling of pain that has consistently spread accross Merseyside for 30 years will finally be extinguished once Jordan Henderson gets his hands on the prize Kopites crave more than anything – only the most gnarled football followers will disagree that Liverpool’s name is already engraved on the famous trophy.

However, more Premier League history was accomplished by Klopp’s world and European champions in the capital last night as Liverpool became the first team to take 106 points from a run of 38 league games.

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This latest triumph – Liverpool’s 15th consecutive league victory – see’s them edge up 70 points before January’s final hours are all-but through. To put this into perspective, it is more than double the number of points Manchester United have recorded in fifth. It is also 30 more than Chelsea who currently occupy that remaining Champions League spot.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates their victory during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool FC at London Stadium on January 29, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Every team Klopp’s ‘mentality monsters’ have faced in the Premier League this season have all been swept swiftly aside. Nineteen played, 19 vanquished – still, just two points dropped since the start of March – and 97 points from a possible 99.

It’s worth appreciating that Liverpool are now making the unsustainable seem ordinary. No team in the league’s 18-year origin has come close to the statistics the Reds are boasting on a weekly basis. They are now 41 league games unbeaten – the second-longest feat in Premier League history.

The only question that remains perhaps is how long can such breathtaking consistency last? Klopp will argue for some time yet.

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