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Premier League records broken already by Liverpool, the 2019/20 champions

By Muhammad Butt

Published: 22:55, 25 June 2020

Liverpool have won the 2019/20 Premier League title, their first for 30 years.

The Reds ended up with a 23-point advantage over their nearest rivals, defending champions Manchester City, whose loss to Chelsea handed Liverpool their crown without them even having to play.

So the question is not did they win it, but rather: how well did they win it? What records did they break? They’ve waited 30 years for this title and now only have they won it, but they’ve won it in truly historic fashion. With that, we’ve had a look at the records they’ve broken.

Most points: 100

Manchester City set the record for most points won in a Premier League season when they smashed a century under Pep Guardiola in 2017/18. Liverpool were just three points short of that total last campaign and are 14 short at the time of writing. If they win all their remaining games they could finish on 107 points so they have breathing room. This massive task looks rather simple for the Reds.

Most home points: 55

Three sides have won the most home points in a season, which involves drawing just one of your home games: Chelsea did it in 2005/06, Manchester United got there in 2010/11 and City followed them in 2011/12. The Reds currently have 48 points and the only way to beat that record is to obviously win all of their remaining home games, which would see them break the record against Chelsea in mid-June.

Most away points: 50

No side has won as many away points as Manchester City did in 2017/18. They picked up a remarkable 50 out of 57, being held by Crystal Palace and Burnley whilst losing 4-3 to Liverpool. The Reds currently have 38 away points and have already drawn once with Manchester United, Everton and lost to Watford. With four away matches remaining, Klopp’s men would need to win all of those to break the record, or draw just once to equal it. A single defeat would scupper their chances of reaching or surpassing this milestone.

Most wins: 32

Manchester City set and then equalled this record in their two title-winning seasons under Pep Guardiola. Such has been Liverpool’s relentlessness this season that they already have 28 wins and could break this record against Arsenal next month should they keep on winning. That would give them two more matches to add to their legend.

Most home wins: 18

As with home points, this record belongs to Chelsea, Man Utd and Man City as they all drew just one of their home games. And as before, Liverpool will break this record if they win all their remaining games at Anfield.

Most away wins: 16

As with away points, Man City own this record. This time, however, because of their draw with Everton the best Liverpool can manage is equal this record; which they will do if they win all four of their remaining away games.

Most goals scored: 106

Manchester City scored 106 goals en route to their famous 100-point Premier League win back in 2017/18. Now, Liverpool have gone 31 games while scoring 70 goals. It’s an impressive total but not one that suggests they’ll break the record as they’d need to score 37 goals in their remaining seven games. Not impossible, but not likely.

Biggest title-winning margin: 18 points

When Manchester City (them again) won the Premier League in 2017/18 with that historic 100 point haul, they had a gargantuan winning margin over second-place Manchester United. Pep Guardiola’s men were 18 points ahead of their rivals and in a pure piece of footballing poetry, City are currently 23 points behind Liverpool. So unless the Reds drop six points between now and the end of the season they will smash yet another City record.

Already Broken

Fewest games needed to win the title: 31

What has been remarkable about Liverpool is just how quickly they have won the title. There are still seven games left to play! Manchester United won the Premier League tile in 2000/01 with five games left, having needed 33 games to break the record. Thanks to Chelsea, the Reds have beaten that record by two games.

Latest title win: June 25

Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic delaying the Premier League by three months, Liverpool have won the title in late June. No Premier League club has obviously ever won it that late in the year and this record will probably never be broken.

Fastest to beat every single opponent: 31 games

Liverpool 2019/20 are a phenomenal side. This much is obvious. The sheer number of records they can beat is evidence of their brilliance. But none of the records express Liverpool’s dominance over the rest of the Premier League as much as this one.

Prior to this season, only five sides had beaten every single opponent in a single campaign at least once. Of those that did so, Manchester United (2010/11) and Chelsea (2005/06) achieved that feat in gameweek 36. Amusingly enough, United beat Chelsea (2-1) and Chelsea beat United (3-0). The Blues even secured the Premier League title with their win.

However, the record is held by Guardiola’s side from 2017/18. Under the Catalonian, the Sky Blues avenged the only major blot on the first half of the season, a 1-1 home draw with Everton, by smashing the Toffees at Goodison Park 3-1 in late March on gameweek 32. The very next week, Mourinho’s Manchester United beat City in their 32nd game to complete the set themselves.

City would follow up by beating every single opponent in 2018/19, as well.

Liverpool have now beaten every other Premier League team this season, having avenged their 1-1 draw with Manchester United by beating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men 2-0 at Anfield. This left just one team on their radar: West Ham.

A 2-0 win at the London Stadium in just their 24th game, saw Klopp’s men blow the previous record of 31 matches out of the water.

Most consecutive home wins: 20

Every title-winning side is built upon its home fortress and Anfield has been just that over the past couple of years. Manchester City initially set this record back in 2012 with, but Liverpool equalled it with a 4-0 against Southampton at the start of February and then made it their own later in the month, overcoming David Moyes’ West Ham 3-2. 23 and counting, the records keep on tumbling for Klopp.

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