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What makes it a historic season for the Reds

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We take a look at the records Liverpool have broken this season

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Liverpool’s first English league title in 30 years has been arguably the most impressive of their 19 after a season of dominance. The following are the records they have broken this season:

  • Jurgen Klopp’s side sealed the title with seven games to spare, eclipsing Manchester United (2000/1) and Manchester City (2017/18) who sealed their respective titles with five games left.
  • Liverpool became the first team to win the league in eight different decades – 1900s, 1920s, 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2020s.
  • Liverpool’s 3-1 victory against Newcastle United was their 32nd win of the season, equalling City’s record for most victories in a Premier League campaign.
  • Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa on July 5 extended their record of successive home wins in the league to 24. The previous record was City’s mark of 20. Klopp’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley the following week to end the run.
  • When they beat West Ham United in February it was their 18th consecutive league win, equalling Manchester City’s record. They lost their next game at Watford.
  • Beat Southampton 4-0 on February 1 to move 22 points clear of 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 January 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.
  • 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 City and Chelsea.
  • Liverpool had beaten 18 of the 19 teams in the league heading into their match against West Ham on January 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.
  • Liverpool won 18 of their 19 games at Anfield, matching the achievements of Chelsea (2005/6), City (2011/12, 2018/19) and United (2010/11).
  • Liverpool picked up 55 points from home games this season, the joint-most alongside Chelsea (2005/6), United (2010/11) and City (2011/12).
  • Liverpool beat Newcastle on the final day of the season to set a new club record of 14 away wins in a league campaign.
  • Mohamed Salah became the first Liverpool player to score 20 goals in all competitions in three consecutive seasons since Michael Owen between 2000/1 and 2002/3 when the Egyptian striker scored in a 2-1 win against Bournemouth. 

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