Following a consistently marvellous performance last year, Liverpool FC now have an unbeaten streak of 12 games up their sleeve, securing the final win against their Premier League rivals Arsenal, a club record in recent history.
Following the 3-1 home victory over Gunners yesterday, the Reds have completed a dozen back to back wins, breaking the previous club record set in 1990 by club legend Sir Kenny Dalglish’s squad.
The UEFA Champions League winners’ last defeat came in the form of the 2-1 away loss against EPL champions Manchester City in January, which was also their only one last season. Since then, Klopp’s men have been on a dream run, putting themselves much ahead of any other European elites.
Portuguese side SL Benfica were nearing an equal feat, but their 2-0 defeat to Liga NOS rivals Porto yesterday have barred them from achieving the same as the Reds.
Center back Joël Matip opened up the score sheet in the 41st minute with a power header into the net, and club talisman Mo Salah scored a brace, putting Liverpool ahead by 3 goals at Anfield. Arsenal’s lone consolation goal came from Lucas Torreira in the dying minutes of the game.
Liverpool currently occupy the top of the Premier league table, with 9 points, followed close behind by City with 7 points.
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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 24, 2019