This weekend Liverpool picked up their first Premier League defeat in 44 games. The loss meant that they can now no longer replicate the famous Arsenal invincibles of 2003/04. However, Arsenal fans shouldn’t gloat about the Liverpool slip up – one stat in particular shows how much more impressive The Reds’ run was.
Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat at Watford came as a shock but has quickly been laughed off by Kopites.
The Reds were thoroughly beaten and can have no complaints about the result given their performance.
After the game there were inevitable celebrations from Arsenal fans.
The Gooners fan base had been holding on to hope that their unique invincibles record wouldn’t be matched. In their defence, they don’t have anything else to boast about at the moment.
However, their celebrations have been over exuberant and misplaced.
Whilst The Reds fell short of the invincibles record, their unbeaten streak was much more impressive than the Arsenal side of 2003/04.
A recent stat presented by the BBC shows just how far behind the 2003/04 Arsenal team are.
After 44 games, Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool had 122 points, with a points per game average of 2.77.
Whereas, The Invincibles managed just 121 points over their 49 game unbeaten streak, their points per game is just 2.47.
Going a full season undefeated is merely a symbolic win. The immutable might of Jürgen Klopp’s side is much more impressive than Arsene Wenger’s squad which drew a dozen games.
The celebrations of Arsenal fans have only served to show a lack of grace and a lack of anything else going on at their club.
They can keep celebrating their decade and a half old triumph whilst we get around to winning the league in record time (with a record points total).