Liverpool on track to become fastest-ever Premier League champions

Liverpool are on course to become the fastest-ever team to secure the Premier League title, breaking a record jointly held by Manchester City and Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp's side have made a blistering start to their campaign, dropping points just once – in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in November.

Liverpool have, in fact, made the best-ever start to a season by a club in Europe’s top-five leagues leading to the question now becoming 'when' not 'if' they will lift the title.

If the Red and their rivals win every week from now on, Liverpool could potentially be crowned champions at home to Aston Villa on 11th April, according to Grosvenorsport.com.

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If Liverpool continue taking maximum points, and assuming their nearest challengers win all their matches too, they would secure the title three days earlier than Manchester United’s record in 2001, albeit with the same number of games remaining.

United claimed that title with five matches left to play, as did Manchester City in 2018.

At this stage in their 2000/01 league-winning season, United were only on 50 points, while City sat on 59 points in 2017/18, so everything suggests that the Reds could clinch the title in record time.

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Liverpool currently have a game in hand over e best of the rest but still go into their next fixture on 61 points, 14 points clear of second-placed Manchester City.

With Manchester City dropping points again in 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday, Liverpool could now claim the title even sooner.

Liverpool are now 13 points clear of defending champions City with two games in hand, and their fans are growing ever more confident that this could finally be their year.

Manchester United are their next opponents on Sunday and Charlie Nicholas reckons Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will be scared to visit Anfield.

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"Manchester United are going there scared. For the first time in many years, you could see Liverpool giving them a proper hiding," he told Sky Sports.

"What does that mean for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? What does that mean for the young players? Marcus Rashford is carrying them.

"Man United will not want to be embarrassed, but if Liverpool score quickly and get their two full-backs bombing, it could spell trouble.

"I am not saying this is easy to do, but Liverpool have something within them right now that is saying they are not giving up the belief that they can go unbeaten. Liverpool have kept six successive clean sheets and that is telling us they have tightened up there."

  • Jurgen Klopp
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • Premier League
  • Liverpool FC
  • Manchester United FC

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