Completely sovereign! Liverpool continues unprecedented streak

Mohamed Salah threw the shirt and Klopp had difficulty to hide his excitement in front of The Kop. Sovereign Liverpool continue the march towards history's f

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
20 January 2020 Monday 07:00
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Completely sovereign! Liverpool continues unprecedented streak

Mohamed Salah threw the shirt and Klopp had difficulty to hide his excitement in front of The Kop.

Sovereign Liverpool continue the march towards history's first Premier League title.

At Anfield won The Reds 2-0 victory over the rivals from Manchester United. It was the only second win for Liverpool in the last 12 mutual matches between the two in the Premier League.

21 victory in 22 games shows how great Liverpool have been in the season so far.

With the victory increased Liverpool's lead to the nearest rivals from Manchester City to an impressive 16 points.

Liverpool were the best and dominated the showdown in large parts of the match, but Jurgen Klopps troops struggled to close the match. That was burned too many wide-open scoring opportunities.

Jürgen Klopp could smile again after yet another victory. Liverpool are now ahead by 16 points to nearest rivals Manchester City. Photo: Phil Noble, Ritzau Scanpix.

Virgil van Dijk scored a nice headed before the break after a corner kick from the Trend, Alexander Arnold. It was Van Dijks fourth hovedstødsscoring in this season.

Towards the end scored by Mohamed Salah his first goal ever against Manchester United. Egypteren scored on a quick counterattack after a kick off from Alisson Becker.

along the Way burned both Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson great opportunities to score for the home team.

add to this that Liverpool got two goals disallowed before the break. Roberto Firminos scoring in the field was denied WAS because Virgil van Dijk committed a foul against David de Gea shortly before scoring. A questionable order. In contrast, there were no great doubt, when Georgino Wijnaldum scored later in the half time. Here was the dutchman in the offside position when he received the ball.

It was the seventh match in a row where Liverpool played to zero. Not since the 5-2 victory over Everton 4. december at Anfield has a modstrander scored against Alisson Becker. 675 minutes the brazilian kept the zero.

But Manchester United, who were without top scorer Marcus Rashford, but in large periods of time against the strong and the compact Liverpool-defensive.

Ole Gunner Solskjærs troops were however a few great opportunities along the way in the showdown. Andreas Pereira missed an opportunity absolutely free of goal shortly before the break, while Anthony Martial got a big chance in the middle for the goal in the second half.

Towards the end of the showdown drew Liverpool further back, and it gave Manchester United a couple of half-opportunities.

Liverpool is now 30 points to be sure to win the championship. It has the 16 matches to succeed with.

Mohamed Salah scored for the first time against Manchester United, as Liverpool got the 21st victory in 22 attempts. Photo: Paul Ellis, Ritzau Scanpix

Liverpool at rekordjagt

Liverpool are the first team since Arsenal from 2001/02, who has scored in all the season's 22 first matches in the Premier League.

4. december 2019 against Everton shortly before the break fell the last scoring against Liverpool. Since Bournemouth, Watford, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Sheffield United, Tottenham and Manchester United tried without success. 675 minutes Alisson Becker held the zero.

39 matches in the Premier League without defeat. Not since the 3. January 2019, have Liverpool lost a match in the Premier League. It was 1-2 against Manchester City.

the 2-0 victory over Manchester United was the 19. victory in a row at home to Liverpool. Now The Reds one win at Anfield in order to tangere Manchester City's record from 2011-2012.

Liverpool have 13 wins in a row in the Premier League, but still needs five wins to tangere Manchester City's record from august to december 2017.

39 matches without defeat. Now there are only 10 matches to Arsenal's record of 49 fights without defeat in the Premier League. It was set in 2003-04. If they do not lose against Wolverhampton on Thursday, tangential to the Chelsea record of 40 matches without defeat in the league.

Manchester City retrieved 100 points (out of 114 possible) in the 2017/18 season. Liverpool are on the rekordjagt and missing just 12 wins in the remaining 16 games in order to beat the impressive record.

Manchester City downloaded the 32 victories in each of the previous two seasons. Right now Liverpool retrieved 21 wins and have 17 matches to beat Manchester City's record.

Manchester City downloaded 16 away win as they convincingly won the championship in the 2017/18 season. Currently stands Liverpool with nine away matches in the season.

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Updated: 20.01.2020 07:00
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