Liverpool have been in strong form since the start of the season. Pundits were questioning whether or not the Reds would be able to keep up their remarkable consistency but they have done so emphatically, coming through a potentially difficult start to the season unscathed, boasting maximum points. The record Jürgen Klopp boasts against the top six shows just why the Reds are so far ahead.
Liverpool dominant start
Liverpool’s opening fixtures were a potential minefield.
The Reds had to take on a newly promoted and unpredictable Leeds United at home on the opening day – they won 4-3.
Klopp’s men then had to journey to supposed title contenders Chelsea the following weekend – they won 2-0.
Most recently Liverpool hosted Arsenal at Anfield with Mikel Arteta’s side in strong form – they won 3-1.
Klopp record against top six
After the win against Arsenal, club statistician Ged Rea tweeted out an impressive stat.
Since arriving at Anfield, Jürgen Klopp has only lost 8 of 50 games against top six opposition.
In the same time Man City have lost 17 of 48 against top six sides. Manchester United have lost 15 of 47, Chelsea 20 from 49, Spurs 20 of 48 and Arsenal have gone home empty handed in 23 of 48 of these games.
Record says it all
If you want to win the Premier League title you need to beat those around you in the table, that means beating the traditional top six.
Jürgen Klopp’s phenomenal, unparalleled record in these games shows just why he is so far ahead of the rest, why Liverpool are streaks ahead.
The Reds have dropped just 32 points in their last two campaigns, if the start to this campaign is anything to go by then they may be in for yet another 90+ point season, a tally which surely no other side can get near.
The record also underpins the mentality that the boss has drilled into his side, they never flap it in big games. This has also played out in cup competitions, the club reaching three European finals in the Klopp era.