Where the league was heading this year has long been known as Liverpool opened up a 25 point gap on their nearest rivals but it was only confirmed yesterday as Manchester City failed to win at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.
When Jurgen Klopp was appointed coach at Liverpool he claimed that in four years’ time, he would have won the league. What he has built at Liverpool is something incredible and will be written in Football’s annals as he turned a sleeping giant into an indomitable force, doubters to believers, contenders to winners. He enabled the squad to use past hurts to their advantage and motivated them to have a better go the year after. See Madrid ’19 after the disappointment in Kiev’ 18 and see Liverpool’s guard of honour at the Etihad next Thursday after coming agonisingly close to glory last year.
Win, lose or draw as long as Liverpool have number 19 to their name is what matters the most but here we crunched some numbers that are at the heart of their title win.
Liverpool in numbers
That’s how many matches Liverpool have played since the start of the 1990-91 season of which 595 ended up being won scoring 1,968 goals in the process.
That’s how many years since their last title win back in 1990 when Kenny Dalglish steered the Reds to their 18th triumph. No one would have believed you if one said that it would take another 30 years to see another title!
A victory against Norwich in February saw Liverpool open up a 25-point gap against Manchester City, the biggest lead ever recorded at the top.
Liverpool beat West Ham on January 29th to beat every top-flight team in a single season in its 127-year history.
Runners-up finishes since the 1990 title. The 01/02 season was eleven years past the previous 2nd placed finish in 90/91. Rafa Benitez despite the Hicks & Gillett turmoil came really close in 08/09 while we all know what happened in 13/14. Last year, 18/19 the Reds broke the record for the most points, 97 for a runners-up finish.
The Reds won the title with 7 matches to spare, a record which easily surpasses the previous number of 5. Both Manchester United (00/01) and Manchester City (17/18) did so with 5 games to spare.
James Milner is only the 2nd Englishman to win the title with two different teams, Manchester City and Liverpool. He joins Ashley Cole who won it with Arsenal and later on with Chelsea.
Jurgen Klopp is the only German to have won the English top Tier since its inception in 1888.
Records Liverpool has yet to break
Despite the crowning moment, there are still more records left to be broken.
The current points record set by City in the 17/18 campaign can easily be broken by the Reds. They are currently on 86 points with 21 left to play for.
Manchester City have the current record for most wins in a season. Liverpool are on 28 with seven matches to spare.
Manchester City also set the record for the largest margin of victory in the 17/18 campaign. The Reds are on course to beat that as they currently sit 23 points ahead in first.
The current record for most home wins in a season. Should Liverpool win their three remaining home games, they would become the first Premier League side to do so in a single season. This translates into a record 57 points beating the 55 that Manchester United, Chelsea and City all hold.