Liverpool set new record for most passes in a Premier League game v Sheffield United

Liverpool FC v Sheffield United - Premier League

Liverpool restored their 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday night.

Goals either side of half-time from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane sealed another three points for Jurgen Klopp’s unstoppable side.

The Reds have now picked up 19 victories from their opening 20 Premier League fixtures and are the overwhelming favourites to win their first league title since 1990.

If Liverpool win their next league fixture against Tottenham on January 11 it will be the best start to a top-flight season by any team in history.

Thursday night’s victory means Liverpool are now unbeaten in the league for a full calendar year. Their previous defeat came against Manchester City on January 3, 2019.

Perhaps the most remarkable stat, however, is the fact Liverpool have reportedly broken the record for the highest number of passes in a Premier League match.

Per BT Sport, Klopp’s men completed a total of 969 passes against the Blades. Astonishing.

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What more can you say about this Liverpool team?

Liverpool FC v Sheffield United - Premier League

If they fail to win the Premier League title from this point, it would be a capitulation of epic proportions.

They look absolutely unstoppable and will be remembered as one of the all-time great Premier League teams if they wrap up the title.

Here are some other crazy stats after their latest fixture…

UPDATE

Okay, so it seems BT Sport have caused some confusion with the passes stat.

BT Sport have now deleted their original tweet, because it seems the 969 passes stat was, in fact, Liverpool's number of attempted passes.

That *is* now a record for Liverpool in a Premier League game - but it's not a Premier League record.

Liverpool's number of completed passes this evening was actually 874, according to Opta, which is still hugely impressive.

Premier League record or not, Liverpool deserve credit for producing such a dominant performance.

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