An invincible league season, the treble, a rare defense of a Champions League crown, a maiden Premier League title and records aplenty to vanquish. This historically-dominant Liverpool side have all left to play and none of it accomplished to this point in the season.
Whether any of the accolades listed above will adorn this squad when the story of the 2019-20 season is ultimately told is yet to be seen. Nevertheless, there is little else Liverpool supporters can do besides enjoy the ride and bask in the brilliance of this magnificent group of players.
One distinction that can be celebrated at this midway point in the campaign is the record Liverpool have now set for the longest unbeaten start to a league campaign in Europe’s top 5 leagues with a record of 20-0-1.
The victories have come in all shapes and sizes, from demolitions of the likes of Leicester City, Everton and Manchester City to nail-biting classics against Aston Villa, Tottenham and this weekend’s opponents in Manchester United.
There were the string of mentality monster 2-1 victories that saw the Reds dig out extra time winners, more than one scored through James Milner’s nerveless last-ditch penalties.
There was Trent Alexander-Arnold’s wonder goal against Burnley and Roberto Firmino’s ludicrous flick to assist Salah against Newcastle.
There was Sadio Mané forgoing celebrations to wave his teammates up the pitch after equalizing in the first half against the Magpies as if embarrassed that his side were ever behind and Salah sending Arsenal’s David Luiz to the shops on his way to a counterattacking goal.
There was Gini Wijnaldum’s powerful volley squeezing through Dean Henderson’s legs at the death for a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United and Adam Lallana’s last ditch equalizer against Manchester United. Fabinho’s golazo to shock Manchester City and Virgil Van Dijk’s double to down Brighton.
It’s been a joy to watch this team evolve into a seemingly unstoppable powerhouse and is, for many Liverpool fans, the greatest time of our lives supporting the club. Come what may at the end of the season, nothing will take that away.
Enjoy the goals below.