Liverpool on track to break more records with Premier League win
Last week, Liverpool’s 30-year wait to secure the Premier League title came to an end. The “golden sky” long promised by their iconic anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone, chanted by fans for countless years, has finally come to pass under the leadership of Jurgen Klopp. The result was confirmed after Chelsea defeated Manchester City on Thursday night, but as well as being 23 points clear of Man City, by claiming the title with seven games to spare, the team have also eclipsed the five-game record held by both Man City and their rivals Manchester United.
The players have been expressing their pride over the outcome across the internet, thanking loyal supporters and praising the hard work of the whole squad. In acknowledging their victory, the team have also been particularly complimentary of Klopp, with many of them accrediting a large part of their success to his leadership of the team over the past five years. Captain Jordan Henderson praised the German manager and said that he hopes he will remain at the helm of the club “for a long time yet”.
Though the team can’t yet celebrate in the conventional way, it’s clear that when they come to lift the trophy, it will be a momentous day. Fans have been urged to stay home after some caused controversy in their response by ignoring social distancing rules and partying into the night. Those wise enough to wait may be rewarded as the future could yield further success and some records are yet to be written. For example, if Liverpool continues to perform, they could be on track to win the league by the largest ever margin – a record current set by City with 19 points.
Indeed, there are many more firsts which could be worth waiting for. If Liverpool triumph in the next five matches, they will beat yet another of City’s record of 32 wins in 38 games played in consecutive seasons, and if the team win against Aston Villa, Burnley and Chelsea they would also be the first squad in history to win all of their Premier League home games. If they were to win all of their remaining away games, they would be able to match the previous record of 16. And perhaps the most impressive record in their sight is that of most points accrued in the whole competition, a title held once again by City at 100 points. By winning every single remaining game, Liverpool could comfortably make history with 107 points, but even if they lose two games, they can clip a new record at 101. It’s such a big deal that even by visiting an online sportsbook in the US you will read about this.
So despite knowing the final rankings, there’s still everything to play for. Klopp has made it clear that he will continue to push the team right up to the end of the tournament and has assured fans that they won’t switch off simply because they have the title. If he does manage to keep his players on the same path, perhaps the sun in the golden sky is yet to reach its glorious zenith.
The editorial unit