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Why Liverpool beating Manchester City record would be a win for football

This weekend The Reds have the chance to make history. Jürgen Klopp’s side journey to Watford knowing that a win will see Liverpool break the consecutive win record in the Premier league. If The Reds do break the record it would be a win for football, not just Liverpool.

If Liverpool break the consecutive win record it will be a win for football. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts – CameraSport via Getty Images)

On Monday night Anfield played host as Jürgen Klopp’s men equalled the consecutive win record with a victory over West Ham United.

The Reds three points on Monday was their 18th consecutive win, a run stretching back to their win over Spurs on the 27th of October 2019.

This isn’t the first time that Jürgen Klopp’s side have been within touching distance of the landmark.

In October ’19, Liverpool drew with Manchester United after winning 17 in a row, a run stretching back to a 4-2 besting of Burnley in March of the same year.

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Man City’s 18 game streak lasted between August and December 2017. Since they set their record The Citizens have been banned from UEFA competition for two years for breaching FFP rules.

 

If Liverpool do break the consecutive win record it will be a win for football because they have done it the right way.

City’s streak was impressive but it was bought, they had assembled a squad at an extraordinary cost – a cost later found to be a breach of the rules.

The Reds on the other hand have spent well within their means during the Jürgen Klopp era. They have achieved their winning string by acting savvily in the transfer market and working hard on the training ground.

Whilst neutral fans may moan about how insufferable Liverpool fans supposedly are, if they are football fans at all then surely they must recognise the significance of City’s tainted record being beaten.

We may all support different teams but we can all agree that FFP was brought in so that any team can build success, City decided to skip the queue – Liverpool are showing now that the greatness City bought can be greatness achieved.

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