Liverpool to surpass Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’? When Premier League leaders could set new unbeaten record

Liverpool to surpass Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’? When Premier League leaders could set new unbeaten record

Liverpool continued their blistering Premier League form last weekend with a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

Jurgen Klopp’s side eased to victory over the south coast club, with goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamblerlain, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita securing another three points as the Reds remain firmly on course to life their first top flight title since 1990.

Liverpool have almost gone half the season unbeaten

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Liverpool have almost gone half the season unbeaten

A 15th win from 16 games this season stretched their unbeaten league run to 33 – the best record of any Liverpool side in the club’s 127-year history.

The last time Liverpool tasted defeat in the league was against Manchester City on January 3 when they were beaten 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal currently hold the record for the longest unbeaten run of matches in Premier League history.

Arsene Wenger’s Gunners went 49 games without tasting defeat between 2003 and 2005, before they eventually beaten by Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United.

If Liverpool continue their frightening form, they could emulate the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ of 2003/04, when they went the entire season unbeaten.

Longest unbeaten runs in Premier League history

5. Manchester United – 29 matches ( December 26, 1998 – September 25, 1999; April 11, 2010 – February 5, 2011)

3. Manchester City – 30 matches (April 8, 2017 – January 2, 2018)

3. Liverpool – 33 matches (January 12, 2019 – present)

2. Chelsea – 40 (

1. Arsenal – 49 (

Arsenal went the whole season unbeaten in 2003/04

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Arsenal went the whole season unbeaten in 2003/04

It is set to get a lot harder for Liverpool to keep up their unbeaten run as they do battle in FIVE competitions over the next few months, juggling their league commitments with the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, Champions League and Club World Cup.

But they look untouchable in the league right now and it will take some side to beat Jurgen Klopp’s men, who are currently sitting eight points clear at the top – and 14 points ahead of Manchester City.

If the Merseysiders continue to avoid defeat, they could equal Arsenal’s record when they face reigning champions City at the Etihad Stadium during the weekend of April 4, 2020.

Get through the City clash without defeat and Liverpool would then have the chance to surpass Arsenal and make it 50 games unbeaten when they face Aston Villa at Anfield the following week.

Liverpool’s next 17 Premier League fixtures

December 14: Watford (H)

*December 21: West Ham (A)

December 26: Leicester (A)

December 29: Wolves (H)

January 2: Sheffield United (H)

January 11: Tottenham (A)

January 19: Man United (H)

January 23: Wolves (A)

February 1: Southampton (H)

February 8: Norwich (A)

February 22: West Ham (H)

February 29: Watford (A)

March 7: Bournemouth (H)

March 14: Everton (A)

March 21: Crystal Palace (H)

April 4: Man City (A)

April 11: Aston Villa (H)

*Match to be rearranged for early next year due to Club World Cup commitments, new date yet to be confirmed. Some other dates could also be changed for TV purposes.


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