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How Liverpool just equalled one of Man City’s personal Premier League records

By William Eldridge

Published: 18:53, 31 March 2019

Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 to return to the top of the Premier League once again and release a collective sigh of relief around Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

In doing so, Jurgen Klopp’s side equalled one of title-rivals Manchester City’s club records as they bid to win their first league title since 1990.

The title chase continues: Five things you need to know…

  1. Manchester City defeated Fulham 2-0 to go top of the Premier League, one point above Liverpool.
  2. Roberto Firmino and Lucas Moura scored for Liverpool and Spurs respectively as the match looked to finish with a score draw.
  3. However, Liverpool stole it after a Mohamed Salah header eventually hit the back of the net off Toby Alderweireld.
  4. The win pushes the Reds back to the top of the Premier League, two points clear of City who have a game in hand on Klopp’s side.
  5. The Reds have just six Premier League matches left his season to wrap up the title.

Coming out the other end of their win against Spurs ensured that Liverpool matched a record set by Manchester City before them. The Reds have now gone 37 games unbeaten at home in the Premier League.

The last time Liverpool lost at Anfield in the competition was almost two years ago when former club striker Christian Benteke scored twice for Crystal Palace who came away from Merseyside with a 2-1 win and all three points.

Since then, no side has managed to do just that, epitomising the transformation of Liverpool from top-four chasers to Premier League title-dreamers.

Despite the incredible record, Liverpool still have a long way to go to match the overall record set by Chelsea, who went an astonishing 86 Premier League games unbeaten at Stamford Bridge.

Ironically, it was Liverpool who spoilt Chelsea’s impressive home record when they defeated the London side 1-0 in 2008, thanks to a goal from former club midfielder Xabi Alonso.

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Six games to go, can Liverpool do it?

Manchester City have one more game than Liverpool before the season is out so every game for the Reds now is absolutely crucial if they are to be crowned Premier League champions by the end of the campaign.

Next Friday, the Reds travel to the south coast where they face Premier League strugglers Southampton, with both sides desperate for points for contrasting reasons.

A real test follows as Liverpool host Chelsea, the side who spoilt their title charge in 2014 with former Blues boss Jose Mourinho leading his side to a 2-0 win at Anfield.

The last four fixtures represent a real opportunity to get maximum points for Liverpool, facing Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

That extra game for City could be vital, so Klopp’s side will be striving to win each of their remaining games to give themselves the best chance.