I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Liverpool are pretty good. Like, record breaking good. What’s that? You haven’t been living under a rock and already know? Ok, well in that case, let me take a minute or two to have some fun with stats to put things into a little bit of perspective.
61 points in 21 games: This is the stat that everyone has been talking about. Liverpool have not only gotten off to the best start in the English top flight, but the best start ever across any of the top five leagues in Europe. Liverpool have averaged 2.9 points per game. That is absurd.
These are the best three starts in the Big 5 leagues, then those 15 ranked. LFC have broken PSG's record for Big 5, and MCFC's record for England. It's remarkable how many of these are so recent. pic.twitter.com/yBZwAEqLkj— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) January 11, 2020
104 points in 38 games: This season hasn’t been so much a hot start, but rather a continuation of the scintillating form Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have carried over from last season. It has been a season’s worth of games since Liverpool last lost in the league. The 104 points in 38 games is also a Premier League record, besting Manchester City and Chelsea, who collected 102 points in 2017-2018 and 2005 respectively.
16 goal scorers: Liverpool’s record run has been a total team effort. There is no one focal point for the attack. Instead, the goals come from everywhere. The stupendous front three lead the way, but goal contributions have come from all over the field. The only outfield players who have not scored in the league thus far are Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Curtis Jones, and Harvey Elliott.
14 assists: Liverpool’s fullbacks have delivered 14 assists so far this season. Trent Alexander-Arnold has provided 8 assists to lead the team, while Andrew Robertson is second on the team with 6.
14 goals against: Liverpool’s defensive record to start the season was good, but not great. Even when controlling a game, they seemed to give up one good chance every game that their opponents converted. With the Alisson Becker back in the fold, and Joe Gomez stepping in for the injured Joel Matip, Liverpool have gone on a run of six games where they have recorded a clean sheet. Alisson leads the league with his save percentage of .833. That’s extremely impressive, but what’s probably even more impressive is the defense has only allowed 30 shots on target while he has been in net.
1: There’s only 1 Jurgen Norbert Klopp, and he’s ours
1,385,947,294 (approximately): Tweets from Duncan Castles passive-aggressively complaining that the league is rigged
So, take a minute to drink it all in. Bask in just how great this team has been for the past 12 months. Liverpool are currently the best team in the world (even have a badge to prove it), and on pace to be one of the all time greats in the history of the game. Even Darth Sidious...sorry, Jose Mourinho, and his double-decker buses haven’t been able to figure out how to stop this Liverpool team.