Liverpool have now won a record 42 games in the 2021/22 season, their best ever tally
According to Liverpool Echo, Premier League giants Liverpool have rewritten the club’s history books following the 1-0 win over Newcastle United earlier today.
Midfielder Naby Keita was the hero on the night as the Reds’ edged the game 1-0. The scoreline flattered Newcastle as it was the Reds’ profligacy that kept the deficit respectable. Keita’s goal proved decisive as Liverpool did not just secure three points but also broke an impressive club record.
The win at St James Park was the Reds’ 42nd win across all competitions this season. This is now the club’s best tally for victories over the course of a campaign.
The previous record stood at 41 wins, which was achieved twice by the Reds. We managed it in the double-winning season of 1985/86 and the historic 2019/20 campaign. With potentially seven more games to go, the winning tally could look even more impressive come June.
Only three top-flight English clubs have ever won more matches in the same season. This includes Everton with 43 wins in 1984-85, Manchester City (44 in 2017-18, 47 in 2020-21, 50 in 2018-19) and Manchester Utd (44 in 2008-09). Should the Reds win all of their remaining games, they will have beaten all the tallies ahead of them apart for the Man City class of 2018-19.
The Reds are emerging as a juggernaut under Jurgen Klopp and could yet more records in the future. But for now, they are on the right track. However, Manchester City’s win against Leeds United will come as a blow to the gut as the Cityzens stacked their goal-difference in a 4-0 win.
Klopp and co will now fly to Spain to face Villarreal in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal. With a 2-0 lead to protect, the Reds certainly go into the tie as favourites., Hopefully, it will end with number 43 in the bag.
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In Douglas Adams’s ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams, the number 42 is described to be the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.” Liverpool fans will certainly say otherwise.