Liverpool have averaged more goals per game this season (2.58) than in any campaign for 123 years – since the 1895/96 season.
That is quite frankly, ridiculous!
Echo reporter James Pearce has crunched the numbers demonstrating that including his entire Liverpool career, Klopp is still ahead of our greatest ever managers in terms of goals scored as well:
‘Liverpool’s goals per game this season(2.58) is highest since 1895/96. Over full tenure, Souness (1.58), Evans (1.66), Shankly (1.67), Benitez (1.67), Houllier (1.68), Fagan (1.72), Rodgers (1.77), Paisley (1.79), Dalglish (1.92), Klopp(2.03).’
We’ve already scored 100 goals this season, with Mo Salah on 31, Roberto Firmino on 22 and Sadio Mane on 13. Coutinho even hit 12 before his January exit, too.
Going forward, we’re as good as any other side in world football. That’s including PSG, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City.
It’s Liverpool’s defence which has been criticised this term, but since Virgil van Dijk’s arrival and Loris Karius taking the goalkeeper spot, we look much tighter at the back.
The record is a testament to Klopp’s football, but it’s ultimately trophies that he’ll be judged on.
Our only chance this year is the Champions League, which would obviously forever cement legendary status.