Former Liverpool star Stan Collymore has revealed that he was blown away following the Reds’ 24th victory of the season after Jurgen Klopp’s team inspired a 4-0 win against Southampton at Anfield on Saturday to open up a gargantuan 22 point lead at the top of the Premier League table – the biggest lead any league-leader has ever had at the end of the day in English top-flight history.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the opener just after half time – his second goal in as many league matches. Club captain Jordan Henderson made it 2-0 on the hour mark with a calm finish after being set up by Roberto Firmino.
Henderson then played in Mohamed Salah for Liverpool’s third and the Egypt international made it a brace from close range after Firmino made it a hat-trick of assists.
Klopp’s European champions have now claimed 100 points from their previous 102 available with the club also currently on a run of 42 league matches unbeaten.
Liverpool are just seven wins away from PL immortality with the title now a matter of when rather than if for the champions-elect of England.
After the match, Collymore hailed Liverpool as “exceptional” on his official Twitter account but did make a dig at the quality of the rest of the league with current holders Manchester City already seven wins behind the league leaders with three months of the campaign still to play.
Exceptional team at the top. Really.
But how poor is a league where one of "the best Champions ever" are 7 full wins behind? In Feb!
Or today's visitors? Poor most season but are 3 wins off CL!
If this was Ger or Spa we'd be caning the lack of competition.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) February 1, 2020
What RTK has to say
Liverpool are making the unsustainable seem ordinary following their quite-ridiculous run of form. The Reds have dropped just two points in 11 months and still remain unbeaten at Anfield in the league since April 2017.
Collymore is well within his right to suggest that no-one is close to operating at the same devestating rate as Klopp’s world champions, but that doesn’t mean the competition is poor.
Rather than insult and fixate on the shortcomings of others, we should be embracing one of the greatest PL teams to grace the top-flight since the league’s origin in 1992.
The real question should be can Liverpool become the next ‘Invincibles’ and on top of that can they eclipse Man City’s 2018 record of 100 points? Are they good enough, dare it be even whispered, to become the first-ever Invincible Centurions?