Liverpool are transforming English football as we know it. Their ability to make the unsustainable seem ordinary is nothing short of ground-breaking.
The European champions made it 20 consecutive home league wins following their 4-0 victory against Southampton on Saturday to equal Manchester City’s record in 2012.
Jurgen Klopp’s champions-elect have now claimed 100 points from their previous 102 available with the Reds conceding just two points since March. Their 22-point lead at the top of the league table is the biggest lead any league-leader has ever had at the end of a day in English top-flight history.
The English champions-elect also made it 16 consecutive league victories with Klopp’s team now just seven wins away from claiming their first domestic title since 1990.
Liverpool are shattering records on a weekly basis and the question that remains is how long can this last? No team in the history of English football has show such ridiculous consistency at this stage of a season. Klopp’s team have already beaten every PL opposition this campaign!
When the ludicrous and absurd is made to seem normal it can be easy to overlook just how remarkable this Liverpool team actually are. Three players in particular who have become freaks of their time following such outstanding consistency is the Reds’ irreplaceable trio of Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.
Salah, 28, is on a quite-ridiculous run of 33-consecutive league victories. The former Roma star was absent the last time Liverpool dropped points in the top-flight – a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford back in October.
Liverpool’s Egyptian King is certainly the greatest ‘one-season-wonder’ that has ever graced the Premier League. Salah recently eclipsed former Reds hero Luis Suarez in terms of league goals. The former Roma star now has 70 PL goals following his Anfield brace against the Saints.
Meanwhile, Virgil van Dijk has remarkably stepped up from a level that saw him claim virtually every individual accolade in club football last season.
The UEFA Player of the Year has been an ever-present figure once again for the world and European champions this campaign. Van Dijk has missed just one in 77 league matches since his £75m [BBC Sport] move from Southampton in 2018.
With the Dutchman defying normality on a weekly basis, Van Dijk has made the abnormal seem ordinary.
Alisson Becker has had a similar effect when considering the laws of physics. The Brazilian is able to make difficult saves look easy.
Statistics from Football365 have shown Alisson has taken first place in the save percentage rankings.
The former Roma star has saved 100% of shots he’s faced from outside the box. Overall, Alisson has saved 84.21% of the shots he’s faced which is a ridiculous stat in itself.
The art of consistency is a trait each one of Klopp’s players have in abundance. The likes of Salah, Van Dijk and Alisson are all victims of their own success. By setting the bar so high it is easy to forget just how good they are.