Liverpool’s clash against Watford at Vicarage Road this evening carries a particular interest for Reds supporters for numerous reasons.
Firstly, it enables the league leaders to extend their title advantage to 25 points with City not in Premier League action this evening due to their Carabao Cup final match tomorrow. Also, it permits Liverpool to move within three victories of mathematically securing their first league title in 30 years, but most intriguingly perhaps is that the Reds’ 27th win of the campaign would break another PL landmark.
With title No.19 insight, there is another personal No.19 landmark that Liverpool will be hoping to shatter upon their trip to the capital.
A win for the English champions-elect would see them surpass the all-time Premier League record for most consecutive league wins with 19. Pep Guardiola currently holds the feat following an 18-match winning run held from August – December 2017
Liverpool have already shattered numerous top-flight records this campaign after Klopp made the best start to a season not just in the Premier League, but in Europe’s top five leagues.
The European champions claimed 64 points in their opening 21 matches to set a new European record – something that the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona have never been able to achieve.
Also, Liverpool’s hard-fought 1-0 victory away at Tottenham in January ensured set a new record of the most points won over 38 league matches (104 points from 38 games) – edging out both Man City (2018) and Chelsea (2005).
Their most recent 3-2 win over West Ham last Monday stretched their PL winning streak at Anfield to 21 games, which surpassed Man City’s record of 20 home wins in 2011-12. Also, should they extend that run to 22 games in their next home match against AFC Bournemouth next week, they will beat the all-time record set by Bill Shankly’s 1972 Liverpool team.