When Liverpool beat West Ham United at Anfield on Monday, and equaled Manchester City’s record of 21 home wins, it was the first of five victories the Reds need in order to mathematically secure the Premier League title.
And depending on whether or not Manchester City can continue picking up points Jürgen Klopp could even lead the Reds to their first ever Premier League title as early as mid-March.
The Reds have now gone 44 matches unbeaten and with just 5 more without a loss they will go level with Arsenal’s Invincibles. Beyond that is the great unknown.
Andy Robertson, you will not be surprised to read, hasn’t sullied his mind with trivial unbeaten run records or the various tallies and stats Liverpool have been inundated with this season. But the Scottish full-back did admit recently that, while he and his teammates are determined to take things one game at a time, they are well aware of the four matches ahead of them that will need to be won in order to seal their fates as Anfield heroes.
“When you wrack up the number of points that we’ve got then records are bound to come along,” said Robertson. “But we don’t really notice them.
“We didn’t think about equalling City’s record before this one. All we were thinking about was getting five wins to win what we want to win and now it’s down to four.
”Hopefully a couple more records will come along the way but as long as we have the word ‘champions’ above our heads that’s all that matters to us.”
There’s a web of potential outcomes one could easily get trapped inside but with just a quick glance into the chaos of possibilities a few incredible futures are revealed.
Liverpool could win the title on March 16th against Everton at Goodison. Or they could win it at the Etihad against City on April 5th. Even better, Pep Guardiola side could bomb their next two fixtures and Liverpool would only need to get the best of Watford and then Bournemouth to be named champions.
Liverpool are basically weeks away from making another historic step with Klopp at the controls.