Liverpool are on the brink of breaking a 126-year-old club record against Huddersfield

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One year ago this weekend, Liverpool were well and truly humbled at Wembley.

It was sobering afternoon for Reds fans who watched as their side was torn to shreds by Harry Kane and co.

Dejan Lovren was hooked at halftime after an apologetic first half but by then the damage was done.

Liverpool were hit for five in the capital and their glaring defensive weaknesses were frightfully exposed.

Fast forward one year and the Liverpool backline looks a completely different beast.

With Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez forming a formidable partnership while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson continue to improve in leaps and bounds, Kopites actually have a backline to brag about.

The arrival of van Dijk was undoubtedly the biggest turning point - with even Lovren looking solid alongside the massive Dutchman. 

Now, with Gomez growing into the role he always desired in central defence and the signing of imperious Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, breaking the Reds down is proving to be mighty difficult.

Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk celebrate beating Tottenham

In fact, just a year on from that Wembley shambles, Liverpool stand on the brink of breaking a 126-year-old record.

If Jurgen Klopp's shiny new backline manage to keep a clean sheet against lowly Huddersfield on Saturday evening, it will be the first time in the club's long history that they have only conceded three goals in their opening nine games.

Only Erik Lamela, Rachid Ghezzal and the mercurial Eden Hazard have found a way past Alisson and Huddersfield will be hard pressed to have any of their players join that list.

Alisson and van Dijk combine to thwart Willian

When you consider the Reds have not conceded a goal at home for 841 minutes, the task that faces the Terriers becomes all the more clear.

Rafael Benetiz's 2008/09 team had conceded five goals in their opening nine, and that was a team that went on to lose just twice in the league.

If Liverpool's stuttering forward line can find a way to match their defender's form, then it really could be Liverpool's year.

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