Weekend of records
Liverpool have now become the first team in Europe’s top 5 leagues to have the best start in history after 21 games. The Reds now have 20 wins and 1 draw this season giving them a total points haul of 61 thus far. They top the charts above giants Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Barcenola and Juventus to name a few. What’s even more impressive is that three of the teams in the top five of the list were managed by Pep Guardiola (the genius of the man shines through).
However, the day belonged to Klopp and his merry men as they ambush the premier league. Their latest victims were Tottenham who definitely gave a great account of themselves especially in the second have but struggled to cancel out Roberto Firmino’s 37th minute goal. Spurs pressed hard for the equaliser but just couldn’t find the back of the net.
The match itself was highly entertaining and full of energy. I can’t remember the last time I saw end to end action like that. Sometimes, being champions may require an element of luck and in fairness to Liverpool, they deserve every bit of it. 21 games unbeaten, 36 goals scored, 61 points to the good and head and shoulders above their nearest rivals.
They now remain on course to beat the record for the earliest premier league win but I’m sure Klopp’s agenda will be solely focused on making sure they are crowned champions come May. Liverpool face Manchester United in their next outing and will be hoping for yet another victory and further enhancement of their records. However, in their last encounter which ended in a 1-1 draw, United had every opportunity to have won that game and will be desperately seeking to end Liverpool’s long running winning streak.
Manchester United will go into that game on the back of a good result after beating Norwich City 4-0 at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford grabbed two goals for the Red Devils alongside Martial and Greenwood respectively. The win leaves United in 5th place in the league and keeps Solskjaer in a job for now at least. I have a very strong feeling that United may just end Liverpool’s run (don’t ask me why, I just have a feeling).
Meanwhile, neighbours Manchester City seem to have found their groove back again having totally demolished Aston Villa 6-1. Aguero was back again in record breaking form having contributed a hat trick for City in the away win at Villa Park. The prolific Argentina forward has now broken Premier League legend Alan Shearer’s long standing hat trick record. Aguero now has 12 hat tricks for City and I’m sure will look to increase that number before the season ends.
Elsewhere, Leicester were beaten at home by a resilient and rejuvenated Southampton having lost 2-1 at home. Danny Ings grabbing the winner for the away team late in the 81st minute. Crystal Palace drew 1-1 with Arsenal, Wolves drew with Newcastle by the same result also. Chelsea beat Burnley 3-0 at home and Everton beat Brighton 1-0 , Richarlison on the score sheet for the Toffees.
Match Ball winning record breaker