Liverpool break record for best start to season: A look at the 15 best starts in Europe's top 5 leagues

FBL-ENG-PR-TOTTENHAM-LIVERPOOL

Jurgen Klopp has created a relentless winning machine at Liverpool.

The reigning European champions look nailed on to win their first ever Premier League title this season after moving 16 points clear at the top of the table.

Saturday’s 1-0 win over Tottenham was their 20th league victory of the campaign from their 21st fixture. No team has ever done this before.

That’s right, Liverpool have broken the all-time record for the best start to a season in Europe’s top five leagues.

But can they expect to now go on and seal their first league title since 1990?

Nick Harris - @sportingintel on Twitter - has posted a list which ranks the best ever starts from clubs in Europe’s top five leagues.

And we thought we’d look to see how each team finished in these respective seasons…

15. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga, 2012-13)

Games: 21. Wins: 17. Draws: 3. Defeats: 1. Points: 54. GD: +48

Bayern Munich went on to win a historic treble this season under Jupp Heynckes and finished 19 points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga table.

Champions. Games: 34. Wins: 29. Draws: 4. Defeats: 1. Points: 91. GD: +80

FBL-GER-BUNDESLIGA-BAYERN MUNICH-AUGSBURG

14. Juventus (Serie A, 2013-14)

Games: 21. Wins: 18. Draws: 2. Defeats: 1. Points: 56. GD: +36

Blessed with a star-studded squad featuring the likes of Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez, Juventus finished the 2013-14 Serie A season on a whopping 102 points.

Champions. Games: 38. Wins: 33. Draws: 3. Defeats: 2. Points: 102. GD: +57

Juventus v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A

13. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga, 2015-16)

Games: 21. Wins: 18. Draws: 2. Defeats: 1. Points: 56. GD: +43

Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich won the 2015-16 Bundesliga title after finishing the season 10 points clear of Dortmund.

Champions. Games: 34. Wins: 28. Draws: 4. Defeats: 2. Points: 88. GD: +63

FBL-GER-BUNDESLIGA-BAYERN-MUNICH-HANNOVER

12. PSG (Ligue 1, 2017-18)

Games: 21. Wins: 18. Draws: 2. Defeats: 1. Points: 56. GD: +52

With Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani upfront, the 2017-18 Ligue 1 title was only ever heading to one place: the Parc des Princes.

Champions. Games: 38. Wins: 29. Draws: 6. Defeats: 3. Points: 93. GD: +79

FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-PSG-RENNES

11. Inter Milan (Serie A, 2006-07)

Games: 21. Wins: 18. Draws: 3. Defeats: 0. Points: 57. GD: +29

Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan sealed 97 points during the 2006-07 season, leaving them 22 points clear of second-placed AS Roma at the end of that campaign.

Champions. Games: 38. Wins: 30. Draws: 7. Defeats: 1. Points: 97. GD: +46

Inter Milan v Torino - Serie A

10. PSG (Ligue 1, 2015-16)

Games: 21. Wins: 18. Draws: 3. Defeats: 0. Points: 57. GD: +42

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was PSG’s main man this season and chipped in with 38 league goals from just 31 appearances.

Champions. Games: 38. Wins: 30. Draws: 6. Defeats: 2. Points: 96. GD: +83

FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-PSG-NANTES

9. Barcelona (La Liga, 2017-18)

Games: 21. Wins: 18. Draws: 3. Defeats: 0. Points: 57. GD: +49

Barcelona were too good for their La Liga counterparts this season and ended the campaign 14 points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid in pole position.

FBL-LIGA-ESP-BARCELONA-REAL SOCIEDAD

Champions. Games: 38. Wins: 28. Draws: 9. Defeats: 1. Points: 93. GD: +70

8. Chelsea (Premier League, 2005-06)

Games: 21. Wins: 19. Draws: 1. Defeats: 1. Points: 58. GD: +36

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea won the 2005-06 Premier League title after sealing 91 points from 38 games.

Champions. Games: 38. Wins: 29. Draws: 4. Defeats: 5. Points: 91. GD: +50

Chelsea's Captain John Terry lifts the P

7. Barcelona (La Liga, 2012-13)

Games: 21. Wins: 19. Draws: 1. Defeats: 1. Points: 58. GD: +47

In the first season after Guardiola left Camp Nou, Barcelona won La Liga with 100 points under the late Tito Vilanova.

Champions. Games: 38. Wins: 32. Draws: 4. Defeats: 2. Points: 100. GD: +75

FBL-ESP-LIGA-BARCELONA

6. Barcelona (La Liga, 2010-11)

Games: 21. Wins: 19. Draws: 1. Defeats: 1. Points: 58. GD: +56

Guardiola’s legendary Barcelona team wrapped up the 2010-11 title after pipping Real Madrid, who amassed 92 points that season, to the post.

Champions. Games: 38. Wins: 30. Draws: 6. Defeats: 2. Points: 96. GD: +74

Barcelona v Deportivo La Coruna - La Liga

5. Juventus (Serie A, 2018-19)

Games: 21. Wins: 19. Draws: 2. Defeats: 0. Points: 59. GD: +31

Juve came out of the traps flying during Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut season in Turin and wrapped the title up by 11 points despite failing to win 10 of their fixtures.

Champions. Games: 38. Wins: 28. Draws: 6. Defeats: 4. Points: 90. GD: +40

TOPSHOT-FBL-ITA-SERIEA-JUVENTUS-ATALANTA

4. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga, 2013-14)

Games: 21. Wins: 19. Draws: 2. Defeats: 0. Points: 59. GD: +48

Guardiola’s Bayern Munich were unstoppable in the Bundesliga and finished 19 points clear of Dortmund this season.

Champions. Games: 34. Wins: 29. Draws: 3. Defeats: 2. Points: 90. GD: +71

FBL-GER-BUNDESLIGA-BAYERN MUNICH-STUTTGART

3. Manchester City (Premier League, 2017-18)

Games: 21. Wins: 19. Draws: 2. Defeats: 0. Points: 59. GD: +49

Manchester City’s ‘Centurions’ sealed a record-breaking 100 points under Guardiola in 2017-18.

Champions. Games: 38. Wins: 32. Draws: 4. Defeats: 2. Points: 100. GD: +79

Manchester City v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

2. PSG (Ligue 1, 2018-19)

Games: 21. Wins: 19. Draws: 2. Defeats: 0. Points: 59. GD: +60

PSG were unbeaten after 21 games of the 2018-19 season but ended up tasting defeat five times before the end of the campaign.

Champions. Games: 38. Wins: 29. Draws: 4. Defeats: 5. Points: 91. GD: +70

TOPSHOT-FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-PSG-DIJON

1. Liverpool (Premier League, 2019-20)

Games: 21. Wins: 20. Draws: 1. Defeats: 0. Points: 61. GD: +36

It’s extremely hard to see any team stopping Klopp’s team, who are now 16 points clear in first place, between now and May.

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool FC - Premier League

Expect them to wrap up the title by April at the latest.

It would take a capitulation of unprecedented proportions for the Reds not to win this season’s Premier League title.

They now have a golden opportunity to cement their status as the best team the Premier League has ever seen.

News Now - Sport News