Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Jurgen Klopp's record after 50 games vs the top six is astonishing

Jurgen Klopp's record as Liverpool manager is astonishing

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have kicked off the 2020/21 Premier League season in style.

After a thrilling 4-3 victory over Leeds on the opening weekend of the season, the Reds have since defeated two members of the division's 'top six' to make it three wins from three games.

Last weekend, Liverpool comfortably beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and Arsenal were the champions' latest victims on this week's Monday Night Football.

Klopp's side recorded an impressive 3-1 victory after going a goal down at Anfield, with Sadio Mane, Andrew Robertson and summer signing Diogo Jota grabbing the goals.

For much of the game, Liverpool were simply unplayable and Arsenal just couldn't cope with the Reds' awesome pressing game.

Klopp and Fabinho celebrate beating Arsenal

The 'gegenpressing' tactic has paid dividends for Liverpool in big encounters since Klopp's arrival and it means he now boasts an outrageous record against the Premier League's Goliaths.

In his 50 games against the 'top six', Klopp has been defeated on just eight occasions. To put that figure into perspective, we've provided Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham's records since Klopp's move to Merseyside below.

Man City | 48 games | 17 defeats

Man Utd | 47 games | 15 defeats

Chelsea | 49 games | 20 defeats

Tottenham | 48 games | 20 defeats

Arsenal | 48 games | 23 defeats

Klopp on the touchline vs Arsenal

Not bad, eh?

Even when Liverpool were struggling to compete for the Premier League title, defeats against those at the top were far from a regular occurrence.

Now, the Reds are arguably the finest team in the world and are continuing to make the best in the English top-flight look foolish.

Liverpool will now be overwhelming favourites to win the league for a second consecutive campaign following their performance against Arsenal and Manchester City's capitulation versus Leicester on Sunday.

Guardiola on the touchline vs Leicester

Pep Guardiola's side were beaten 5-2 by the Foxes and even the signing of Portuguese centre-back Ruben Dias is unlikely to bridge the gap to Klopp's Reds this season.

Especially when Thiago Alcantara is fully fit and firing!

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