Liverpool finally emerged champions of the English Premier League (EPL) on Thursday, after winning their first English football top-flight title in three decades.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that with Liverpool holding a massive lead of 23 points at the top of the table, no team can surpass them even with seven games left.
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What was needed for the Reds to claim the title was if Manchester City failed to win away at Chelsea on Thursday.
Chelsea duly defeated Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge for Liverpool to take the premier league crown for the season.
This also means that there would be a guard of honour for Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on July 2 when both sides face off —- if coronavirus restrictions allow.
Following are the records they have broken this season:
* Liverpool’s 3-2 win against West Ham United in February marked their 21st successive home victory, eclipsing Manchester City’s record of 20 between 2011/2012.
The result helped Juergen Klopp’s side equal Manchester City’s tally of 18 consecutive league wins.
* They beat Southampton 4-0 on Feb. 1 to move 22 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table for the biggest lead in Premier League history.
That grew to 25 points after a 1-0 victory against Norwich City later that month.
* Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 11 meant they set a new record for points gained from the first 21 games in any of Europe’s “Big Five’’ leagues (61).
* They won their next six games to swell their points tally to 79 from their first 27 matches, before losing 3-0 at Watford in February.
* With their win at Tottenham, Liverpool set the record for most points gained across a 38-match spell in the Premier League (104), surpassing 102-point stretches by Manchester City and Chelsea.
* Liverpool had beaten 18 of the 19 teams in the league heading into their match against West Ham on Jan. 29.
A 2-0 victory against the Hammers marked the first time they had defeated every team in a single top-flight campaign in the club’s 127-year history.
* Mohamed Salah became the first Liverpool player to score 20 goals in all competitions in three consecutive seasons since Michael Owen between 2000/2001 and 2002/2003 when the Egyptian striker scored in a 2-1 win against Bournemouth.
* After beating Crystal Palace 4-0 on Wednesday and Manchester City’s failure to beat Chelsea on Thursday, Klopp’s side has sealed the title with seven games to spare.
They have eclipsed records set by Manchester United (2000/2001) and Manchester City (2017/2018) who sealed their respective titles with five games left.
Records Liverpool could have broken this season:
* Before the season was suspended, Liverpool were set to smash the record for the earliest top-flight title win.
They could have sealed the title with a win against Everton on March 16 coupled with a loss for Manchester City against Arsenal on March 11, breaking the record set by Manchester United, who lifted the 2000/2001 trophy on April 14.
Records Liverpool could still break this season:
* Liverpool have racked up 86 points from 31 games and need 15 more to set the record for most points in a Premier League season, eclipsing Manchester City’s tally of 100 from the 2017/2018 campaign.
* Liverpool need to win their remaining three games at Anfield to become the first Premier League side to win all 19 home games in a season.
* Three home wins will also ensure they set the record for most home points in a season which is currently held jointly by Chelsea (2005/2006), Manchester United (2010/2011) and Manchester City (2011/2012) who each picked up 55 points.
* Liverpool have won 28 games this season and need five more wins to break Manchester City’s record of 32 victories in a single Premier League campaign.
* If Liverpool wins their remaining seven games, they will end the season with 107 points, breaking Reading’s record for most points in an English league campaign (106 in 2005/2006).
* Manchester City set the record for the largest margin of victory in the Premier League when they won the title by 19 points in 2017/2018 and Liverpool are on track to surpass that tally.
* Liverpool have won 12 of their 15 away matches and can equal Manchester City’s record of 16 away victories from 2017/2018 if they win their remaining four games on the road.