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Liverpool have won their first five matches for a third time.

Liverpool win their first five matches - what happened the other two times they did that?

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It’s five matches, five wins, and 15 points for Liverpool.

It’s been a perfect start for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Liverpool may have dropped to second after Chelsea’s 4-1 victory against Cardiff on Saturday afternoon but you can’t fail to be impressed with the way the Reds have started this campaign.

They got off to a flyer with a 4-0 win against West Ham on the opening weekend and they’ve since narrowly beaten Crystal Palace (2-0), Brighton (1-0), Leicester (2-1) and now Spurs (2-1).

They may not have been at their fluent best but Klopp won’t be complaining one bit.

While they may have won all five matches so far, they’re still only second favourites to win the Premier League.

But this isn’t the first time Liverpool have won their opening five matches in the top-flight.

In fact, they’ve done it on two previous occasions. But where did they finish each time?

Liverpool beat Spurs 2-1 on Saturday

Let’s take a look:

1978/79

Liverpool beat Nottingham Forest to the title

After winning their opening five matches, Liverpool cruised to the title during the 1978/79 season.

They finished eight points above defending champions Nottingham Forest during a time where you only picked up two points for a win.

It was Bob Paisley’s third of six league titles at Anfield.

However, Liverpool were knocked out by Forest in the first round of the European Cup and lost in the FA Cup semi-final to Manchester United.

Liverpool won the title during the 1978/79 season

1990/91

Arsenal pipped Liverpool to the title by seven points

Liverpool finished second to Arsenal, despite winning their opening five matches.

Their eight losses during the season cost Liverpool dearly, while Kenny Dalglish stunned everyone when he resigned in February.

The Reds were eventually seven points behind Arsenal - despite the Gunners being deducted two points for an on-field brawl with Manchester United.

Liverpool finished second to Arsenal during the 1990/91 season

So, Liverpool have won their opening five matches on two previous occasions finishing first and second in 1978/79 and 1990/91 respectively.

Will they be able to repeat their 1978/79 season success or will it be similar to the 1990/91 campaign, possibly finishing second to Man City?

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