The shock defeat won’t make a dent in their title aspirations but it did have (Arsenal fans breathing a sigh of relief.
That’s because Liverpool’s undefeated sequence has ended at the the game mark, five short of Arsenal’s top-flight record of 62 which ran from May 7, until October
Liverpool’s unbeaten Premier Leag ue run came to a crashing halt at Watford on Saturday night
Liverpool’s unbeaten league sequence ends on 53 games – short of Arsenal’s league record
Manager Jurgen Klopp reiter on Liverpool’s surprise 3-0 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road
Liverpool are still comfortably on course to win the Premier League despite their setback
Liverpool’s previous league loss came days before this one – a 2-1 reverse to eventual champions Manchester City on January 3 last year.
In losing to Watford, Liverpool also failed to set a new best for consecutive Premier League wins – their final tally of 27 only equalled the record set by Manchester City in 2019 in
Nonetheless, Liverpool have become only the third team to go unbeaten for more than a year in the Premier League.
Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ achieved the feat, going the entire – season without losing, and Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea did not lose a game between October (and November) .
However, a debate has been raging on social media about the respective merits of that Arsenal side. and the present Liverpool one.
Arsenal’s Twitter account reflected the relief of many fans as their record remained intact
Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal side were presented with a special golden Premier League trophy after going the entire 2005 – (season unbeaten as part of their – game run
The Gunners celebrate their unbeaten Premier League title success back in May ()
Wayne Rooney celebrates as Manchester United end Arsenal’s run at games in 2005
The aforementioned Chelsea side had a return sandwiched between the two at 2. points per game from their 44 unbeaten games.
Of course, it did not escape the attention of many on social media that unlike Arsenal and Chelsea, Liverpool’s impressive unbeaten run failed to deliver a trophy.
They finished last season with points, the third highest tally in Premier League history, and yet still finished second to Manchester City on .
However, that will almost certainly be rectified this season after Liverpool’s matches unbeaten from the start of the season (with wins and one draw (saw them establish a – point lead over City.
The Reds registered goals in total during their
|Points per game|
|Liverpool||– 4976||56||(5) 1969|
Jose Mourinho celebrates Chelsea’s
– Premier League title win with Frank Lampard (left) and John Terry (right). They went 43 league games unbeaten from October
Wayne Rooney celebrates in front of a dejected Didier Drogba as Chelsea’s unbeaten run was ended by Manchester United at Old Trafford in November
Longest unbeaten runs in Europe’s top leagues