A look at the records set by the new league champions

          Liverpool’s historic title win – in numbers

          2020/06/29 14:13
          By Connor Andrews

          We all know the headlines, a first title in 30 years, with Liverpool’s 19 English league titles now one short of United’s record, but, with one of the most historic seasons in league history reaching its climax, there’s some far more intriguing statistics to talk about when it comes to Jurgen Klopp’s extraordinary Reds.

          Liverpool’s title was amusingly the earliest and latest in history, after clinching the league on Thursday as Chelsea beat Manchester City, they did it with seven games to play, not only a Premier League record, but an all-time English top flight record, beating the previous number of five.

          Conversely though, because of the three-month coronavirus induced shut down, winning the title on the 25th of June was the latest in the year an English league title has ever been claimed.

          And when it comes to their competition, Liverpool are making very sure they get their revenge on Manchester City helping reward them with the highest ever runners-up points tally last season of 97, by foisting on them their part in the league’s biggest ever title winning margin. If Liverpool can hold on to their current lead of 23 points, they’ll comfortably eclipse City’s 2017/18 record 19-point gap.

          And there’s two more big records Klopp can take from his regular adversary, Pep Guardiola, their 100 point league finish, also in 17/18, could be beaten by Liverpool who are able to claim a maximum 107 points from their remaining league games, while they need five more wins out of their last seven to eclipse City’s record number of victories, 32, set during the same campaign two seasons ago.

          Individually, it’s hard not to acknowledge Phillipe Coutinho’s part in Liverpool becoming one of the world’s best sides. The Brazilian bought for £8 million from Inter Milan before being sold for £142 million helped fund the purchases of Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk, and their impact has been gigantic.

          Meanwhile one of the players that started the Klopp revolution, Mohamed Salah, is two goals short of being this season’s Premier League top scorer, and should he overtake or match Jamie Vardy for the lead, it would be a record-equalling third Golden Boot, his third in three years with Liverpool.

          And it’s not just Salah’s goals, since he joined Liverpool in the summer of 2017, only Lionel Messi has claimed more goals and assists than the Egyptian, putting himself into a top two that was dominated by Messi and Ronaldo for over a decade.

          And elsewhere on the pitch, 21-year-old phenomenon, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s 15 goal contributions (3 goals, 12 assists) put him just one more short of Dani Alves’ best league season, and already ahead of the likes of Roberto Carlos and many other legendary fullbacks.

          Full list of records still available for Liverpool to break:

          Biggest title-winning margin: 19 points (Man City, 2017/18) - CURRENT: 23
          Most points: 100 (Man City, 2017/18) - CURRENT: 86 (Most possible: 107)
          Most wins: 32 (Man City, 2017/18) - CURRENT: 28 (Most possible: 35)
          Most home wins: 18 (Chelsea, 2005/06; Man Utd, 2010/11; Man City, 2011/12 & 2018/19) - CURRENT: 16 (Most possible: 19)
          Most away wins: 16 (Man City, 2017/18) - CURRENT: 12 (Most possible: 16)
          Most goals: 106 (Man City, 2017/18) - CURRENT: 70
          Most home goals: 68 (Chelsea 2009/10) - CURRENT: 44
          Most away goals: 48 (Liverpool, 2013/14) - CURRENT: 26
          Biggest positive goal difference: 79 (Man City, 2017/18) - CURRENT: 49

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