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Liverpool Don’t Care About Records—They Only Care About the Next Match

Goalkeeper Alisson says Liverpool’s only concern is winning the next match.

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool FC - Premier League Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Liverpool have now gone more than a full callendar year without a defeat in the league. They’ve gone a full 38 games without a defeat in the league. They’ve taken 61 of 63 possible points from the first 21 games they’ve played in the the 2019-20 season.

Everybody watching on Sunday as the Reds went marching on and secured a 1-0 victory over Tottenham was quick to talk up the numbers, the records, and the potential records. Liverpool, though, they aren’t much interested in any of that.

“We don’t think too much about breaking records but it’s good when you break them,” was goalkeeper Alisson’s shrug of a response when asked about what Liverpool have achieved—which, as Jürgen Klopp was quick to point out on Saturday, isn’t anything yet.

“We just want to keep going,” he added. “To keep playing, to keep doing our best to make the fans happy, to make our family proud, to make the boss proud because we work a lot every day to come here on the pitch on a matchday and win the game.”

That mentality, it feels, is what sets this Liverpool side apart from others. Some may quibble and argue and fight over talent, over just where each individual player in this squad ranks compared to each individual player on a rival squad.

In the end, though, you can’t argue the results. And you can’t argue that as a team there is no better in England, in Europe, or in all the world right now than Liverpool Football Club. And they’re determined to keep their focus and to keep getting results.

“We don’t look to records, we don’t look to the points,” Alisson added. “We try just to stay focused on the next game and do our best on the pitch. We celebrate this victory then we have some days off to rest and have time with family.

“But when we are back in training, we need to be really focused on the next game, which is an important game for us in the continuity of the race for the title. We are doing really well so far and we need only to keep going, keep pushing, and do our best.”