Liverpool become the 12th team ever in Europe's top five leagues to go one year unbeaten


Liverpool extended their remarkable run with a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United on Thursday evening.

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane either side of half-time saw them win their first game of the new decade.

And that result means they have now gone exactly one year since losing in the Premier League.

The last time they tasted defeat in England's top tier came against Manchester City on January 3, 2019.

Since that loss Liverpool have played 37 Premier League matches, winning 32 of them and drawing five.

BBC have analysed their incredible run and it turns out they've become just the 12th team ever in Europe's top five leagues to go a year unbeaten.

We've listed every team to go more than a year unbeaten in Europe's top five leagues below...

12. Liverpool (2019-2020)

Days unbeaten: 365*

Liverpool FC v Sheffield United - Premier League

11.  Hamburg (1982-1983)

Days unbeaten: 378

10. Real Sociedad (1979-1980)

Days unbeaten: 385

9. Nottingham Forest (1977-1978)

Days unbeaten: 385

8. Chelsea (2004-2005)

Days unbeaten: 386

Chelsea's Damien Duff (C) is congratulat

7. Barcelona (2017-2018)

Days unbeaten: 400

6. Fiorentina (1955-1956)

Days unbeaten: 413

5. Bayern Munich (2012-2014)

Days unbeaten: 524


4. Juventus (2011-2012)

Days unbeaten: 538

3. Arsenal (2003-2004)

Days unbeaten: 539

2. Perugia (1978-1979)

Days unbeaten: 546

1. AC Milan (1991-1993)

Days unbeaten: 672

AC Milan Players forming a wall

So the list comprises of four English sides, two German outfits, two Spanish teams and four Italian sides.

Liverpool have a long way to go to beat Arsenal's tally of 539 days unbeaten between 2003-2004.

Perhaps the most surprising team on the list is Perugia.

The Italian outfit are currently languishing in eighth in Serie B.

But, just over 40 years ago, they managed to go the whole 1978/79 Serie A season unbeaten.

Arsenal's L to R facing camera Jose Anto

They ended up winning 11 times and drawing an incredible 19 of their 30 games, which wasn't enough to win them the title.

After Perugia, there's a massive gap to number one in the list.

Between 1991-1993 AC Milan went on an incredible run where they went 672 days unbeaten. That's just short of two years.

The Reds will have to go another 307 days without tasting defeat in the Premier League to beat that record. As good as Liverpool are, that seems extremely unlikely.

AC Milan's record has stood for the past 27 years and it's going to take a very, very good team to ever break it.

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