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Liverpool’s Crazy Unbeaten Run Continues

Liverpool have now gone over a year without a loss in the Premier League, with their last defeat stretching back to January, 2018 when they lost against 2-1 to eventual winners Manchester City.

The side are only the third Premier League team to go an entire year without losing a match. Arsenal and Chelsea are the two teams that have previously managed the feat; in 2003-04 and 2004-05, respectively. Every week, Kop fans around the world are keen to check fast results online to find out whether their team’s unbeaten run remains intact. How long they will be satisfied with what they see remains to be seen.

Liverpool’s only domestic losses during this period were to Wolves in the FA Cup in January, 2018, and to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup in December. You can also count the Community Shield this season, if you include penalties.

They also lost on two occasions in the Champions League- one against Barcelona before their stunning second-leg comeback- and against Napoli in this season’s group stage.

No domestic trophies in 2018

Despite their current run, the reds failed to win a domestic trophy in the 2018-19 season. They did, however, achieve international success when they became the first English team to simultaneously hold the Fifa Club World Cup, Uefa Super Cup, and the Champions League.

Liverpool won nine consecutive matches at the end of last season, but yet still lost the Premier League title to Man City. That was despite the reds having achieved the third-highest points total in history, and the highest-ever by a second-placed side.

Liverpool’s dynamic forward trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino have been central to Liverpool’s run, with no other player in the side scoring over six goals.

Title expected

There have been 12 teams that have gone at least a year undefeated in the top five European agues. Of those, just three failed to win a title in that year.

However, Liverpool has some way to go to equal the incredible run by AC Milan between 1991 and 1993, which lasted for 58 games over 672 days.

In order for the reds to match Milan, they would need to avoid defeat before the 5th of November. If they stay unbeaten for the remainder of the season, they would finish second behind Milan, a sequence that would stretch for 50 games over 500 days.

Chasing Arsenal

Liverpool need to stay unbeaten for another 12 matches to match Arsenal’s 49 games, which includes the invincible 2003-04 season, the second for any team since the inauguration of the Premier League in 1888. The Guinness’ run lasted for 539 days.

The three top-flight teams to have longer undefeated runs that Liverpool each had their streaks ended by a main rival. Liverpool beat Nottingham Forest to end their run, and Chelsea and Arsenal’s streaks were ended by Manchester United.

Liverpool have a way to go to beat Celtic’s 62-game undefeated stretch between 1915 and 1917. The Scottish club almost did it again recently when they went 56 games unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership, and 69 games unbeaten, domestically, from May 2016 to December 2017.

Tall order

Breaking the European record would be an even bigger ask for Liverpool, as they would need to remain unbeaten for a further two years. Steaua Bucharest were undefeated for 104 league games (119 domestic matches in total) from 1986-1989.

When it comes to points per game, however, Liverpool have a better record than any of the six English sides to remain unbeaten for at least 34 games.

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