Liverpool have overtaken Man Utd's points tally from last season's Premier League


Liverpool extended their invincible Premier League season with a 2-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday night.

In what appeared one of the Reds' last great challenges, goals from Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino ensured they overcame Raul Jimenez's equaliser to claim all three points.

Wolves had their fair share of chances throughout the game - Adama Traore ran Andrew Robertson ragged at times - but Alisson Becker had an answer for the majority of their attempts.

It was a victory that sees Liverpool flex their 16-point lead over Manchester City, meaning they can lose as many as six of their final 15 games and still secure the Premier League title.

Unsurprisingly, it's the best ever start to a European top five league season in the modern era and there are countless records that Liverpool can tick off on their way to silverware.

Another win for Liverpool

Most notable, the Reds are nine games away from matching Arsenal's 'invincible' of 49 games unbeaten, having moved into joint-second by levelling the run of 2004-05 Chelsea.

And their points tally is already so impressive that Liverpool fans have plenty of ammunition to tease Manchester United fans with.

For starters, they're now an eye-watering 33 points above their historic rivals, have a superior goal difference by 32 and almost have double the amount of points.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool FC - Premier League

Liverpool surpass Man Utd's points

That, and the fact Liverpool have already won more games (23) than the weakest Premier League champions in history: the United side of 1996/97.

But perhaps the most damning statistic of all is that Liverpool already have more points than United managed throughout the entirety of last season.

Jurgen Klopp's men are sitting pretty with a current tally of 67, whereas the United team half managed by Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer racked up an inferior 

That's despite the fact this Liverpool team have played 15 fewer games. Mental.

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GIVEMESPORT'S Kobe Tong says

The gulf between Liverpool and United seems to be a complete role reversal of a decade ago, when Roy Hodgson was watching on from the Anfield dugout as Sir Alex Ferguson dominated.

Now, United can count themselves in the same sort of category as the very team that Liverpool defeated in being mid-table quality with a faint chance of Champions League qualification.

But they can at least console themselves with the fact that nobody can stop Liverpool right now and they must objectively be considered as the greatest in Premier League history.


Considering the league title is already theirs, it's simply a case of how many records Liverpool can amass or, in other words, how much they can wind up United fans down the pub.

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