Record-breaking Liverpool set new standards with Premier League title win

This has been no ordinary Premier League title campaign for Liverpool, who ended their 30-year wait in style and sent records tumbling in the process.

Here, we look at the amazing new standards Jurgen Klopp's team have set.


Fastest title win

The coronavirus pandemic might have stopped Liverpool from winning the title in March, which would have been the record for the earliest date it had been achieved, but they couldn't be prevented from sealing it with the most games to spare.

Liverpool won it with seven games to play. The previous best belonged jointly to Everton (1984-85), Manchester City (2017-18) and Manchester United (1907-08, 2000-01), who had five matches remaining.

Liverpool have now won the championship 19 times; only Man United (20) can boast more.

Longest winning run at home

This is a record that used to belong to Liverpool ... and still does. Bill Shankly's side won 21 consecutive games at Anfield through to December 1972.

Klopp's all-conquering side extended it to 24 before being held to a surprise 1-1 draw by Burnley.

Only two other teams came close to matching Shankly's 21 wins in the interim period -- Man United in 2011 (19) and Man City in 2011-12 (20).

Matching Man City's winning run

In October, Liverpool came so close to equalling Man City's 18 consecutive top-flight wins, being held to a 1-1 draw at Man United in the 18th game. But they were not to be denied, as they simply started another winning run and matched the 18 in February. But they missed out on holding the record on their own following a shock 3-0 reverse at the hands of relegation-threatened Watford.

Beating every team in the division

Liverpool became only the ninth club to beat every other team in the top flight on their way to winning the title. Even the great Liverpool sides of the 1970s and 1980s couldn't achieve this.

Everton, Man City, Man United and Preston North End have all done it twice, however, so the Reds still have something to aspire to.

Most decades with a title win

Liverpool have now won the league in eight different decades -- the 1900s, 1920s, 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2020s.

They were level with Arsenal, Everton and Man United, who were also on seven. Still, there's a whole decade for those three clubs to draw level again.

Best start in the top leagues

Liverpool dropped only two points from their first 21 matches, taking 61 points from a possible 63. It was the best start any team has ever made in the top five European Leagues -- Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1.

Most points won over 38 matches

Now, this record is a little contrived because it's not across a season but any 38 consecutive games. But Liverpool's return of 104 points through to January 2020 eclipsed the 102 clocked up by Chelsea in 2005 and Man City in 2018.

Biggest lead

Liverpool set a record in February when they moved 22 points clear, which they later extended to 25 points.

International treble

Liverpool became the first English club to win the Champions League, follow that up with success in the UEFA Super Cup and complete the hat trick at the FIFA Club World Cup.

Most wins in a season

Liverpool have 32 victories, which is a club record and matched Man City's record tally from 2017-18.

Most home wins in a season

Liverpool won 18 home games this season, matching the achievements of Chelsea, Man City and Man United. But they missed out on the perfect 19 after being held at home by Burnley.


Biggest winning margin

At one point this looked a certainly, but Liverpool won the league by 18 points -- and that was one short of the 19 Man City achieved in 2017-18.

Most points in a season

Liverpool were odds-on to break this record, but they took their foot off the gas in the final matches.

Liverpool finished on 99 points, with Man City holding a record tally of 100 points from 2017-18.

Close ... longest unbeaten run

When Liverpool headed to Watford in February on a run of 44 games unbeaten in the Premier League, the record of Arsenal's Invincibles, who went 49 games without defeat through 2003-04, looked to be under serious threat.

But that defeat at Watford meant this was a record that would slip through the Reds' grasp.

Most away wins in a season

Man City were almost an unstoppable force away from home in 2017-18, winning 16 times. Liverpool could only manage 14 wins -- but that is at least a new club record.

Most points in any league campaign

In 2005-06, Reading set an English league record of 106 points in winning the Championship. Liverpool can no longer eclipse this.

Fewest away goals conceded

Chelsea hold this record, having conceded nine in 2004-05. But Liverpool let in 17.

Youngest Premier League title winner

Phil Foden was aged 17 years, 350 days when Man City won the title two seasons ago. Harvey Elliott could have eclipsed this, having only turned 17 in April, but he can no longer qualify for a medal.