It was a heartbreaking moment halfway during yesterday’s match with West Ham as the league leaders were down by 2:1, when Liverpool’s unbeaten record in the Premier League this season was under serious situation as West Ham United took a 2-1 lead.
With all joy to their hope to their unbeaten record, as they find a way on a comeback, Liverpool fought their way back and picked up an important 3 points, all praise to the African stars; the goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané (and some unusual goalkeeping from Łukasz Fabiański), but the game was about far more than just the three points on the day.
Upon this home win to West Ham United make Liverpool equaled an English top-flight record for most straight home wins. With another record to his (Kloop) credit and the entire team, their 21st successive victory at Anfield matched the record set way back 1972 by the Anfield boys, when Bill Shankly’s Reds dominated the entire calendar year.
The chance to make the record their own will come on 7 March, when Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth make the long trip up to Anfield.
Amazingly, Jurgen Klopp’ side could have a 100% home record this season with just four more wins – a feat never before achieved in a 38-game top-flight campaign.
However, there is one record that the Reds could set even earlier. The win against West Ham was Liverpool’s 18th consecutive victory in the Premier League, tying the record set by Manchester City between August and December 2017.
To move clear of the Citizens, Liverpool will need to beat strugglers Watford, who find themselves down in 19th in the table.
Manager Klopp confessed that it was truly special to see his side achieve that feat, revealing that one of his first messages to the team when he first joined was that he wanted to make history.
Away from the record books, Liverpool continue to rack up points. Their total of 79 is as many as Manchester United’s treble winners from the 1998/99 campaign managed, while their 26 wins is also level with Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ of 2003/04.
The Reds are now just four wins away from lifting the Premier League title, which could come on 21 March against Crystal Palace.
To win the title at Goodison Park against Everton a week earlier, Liverpool would need Manchester City to lose once or draw twice in their next three games.