Liverpool continue to rewrite the history books as they secured their 24th league victory of the season as they swept aside Southampton in a 4-0 victory at Anfield.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made two goals in as many games after opening the scoring in the second-half courtesy of a Roberto Firmino assist. Jordan Henderson continued his inspiring form with his third league goal of the season before the skipper turned provider to set up Salah to kill the match.
Here are four things we learnt as the Reds continue on their title charge:
Those history-making Reds
Liverpool are making the unsustainable feel ordinary. The stats Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders continue to boast on a weekly basis is nothing shy of ridiculous.
The European champions made it 20 consecutive home league victories to equal Manchester City’s record in 2012 – it was also their 16th straight league win.
The PL champions-elect have now claimed 100 points from a possible 102 with the Reds conceding just two points since March. Their 22-point lead at the top of the league table is the biggest advantage any team has ever had at the end of a day in English top-flight history.
If that wasn’t extraordinary enough, Liverpool also extended their unbeaten league run to 42 league matches (37 wins, five draws) – they are still unbeaten at Anfield since April 2017.
Alisson operating at a frighteningly fierce level
Liverpool’s irreplaceable goalkeeper Alisson Becker is currently in the form of his life. The Brazilian recorded his ninth clean sheet of the season against the Saints on Saturday and has conceded just once in his last 10 matches. Remarkably it has seen the FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year move joint-top of the Golden Shoe table – alongside Dean Henderson – despite missing 10 weeks of the PL season.
The former Roma star always continues to bail his team out of trouble in key moments of the game. Once again Alisson was there to deny Ralph Hassnhuttl’s side in the first-half with two important saves.
According to reports from Football365, Alisson has taken first place in the save percentage rankings.
The Brazilian has saved 100% of shots he’s faced from outside the box. Overall, Alisson has saved 84.21% of shots he’s faced.
Oxlade-Chamberlain offers new dimension to his game
Liverpool midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain continues to prove the doubters wrong following a glowing audition at the home of the European champions.
The former Arsenal midfielder has seven goals in his previous 17 starts this season for Oxlade-Chamberlain; four of them from outside the box. He has proven he can be just as influential on the left-flank in the absence of Sadio Mane as he can through the middle.
Having recovered from a long-term injury that kept the Englishman out of action for just over a year. The road back to the first team hasn’t been without its challenges along the way, but he could hardly have imagined a better comeback season than this.
The Liverpool skipper is enjoying the finest season of his glowing career and is finally being touted for some of the country’s best individual accolades this season.
Henderson capped off a fine performance against Southampton with a goal and an assist with the Englishman so tantalisingly close to getting his hands on the prize Kopites crave more than anything.
It was the former Sunderland man’s beautifully weighted pass that sprang, Salah, free to convert home the Reds’ third of the afternoon after returning to his favoured ‘No.8’ position while Fabinho slotted back in at the base of the midfield in the league for the first time since November.