Liverpool’s narrow victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park over the weekend means that Jurgen Klopp’s side have now gone their opening 13 Premier League matches unbeaten, dropping just two points in the process. As a result, it comes as little surprise that comparisons are being made with Arsenal’s invincibles back in 2003/04, with the Reds having amassed more points at this stage of the season than Arsene Wenger’s men did. So, is going the entire campaign unbeaten a realistic goal for Liverpool?
Goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino handed Liverpool all three points against Palace, a result which pleased manager Klopp, especially given the fact that his side were far from their best. This is often viewed as a sign of being a great team, however the fact that the team is playing on many fronts may make remaining unbeaten unlikely. The Reds are now the overwhelming favourites with the bookmakers to lift the Premier League trophy for the first time in their history, while Liverpool are also competing in the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, Champions League and Club World Cup.
Liverpool could have counted themselves as unfortunate not to lift the title last season after amassing a massive 97 points, losing just once in the process, however they are on course to go one better this time around. Many have speculated on just how many points Liverpool can amass this season following Harry Redknapp’s comment in recent weeks, with upcoming matches against Brighton, rivals Everton and Bournemouth representing good opportunities to add to their tally.
While Liverpool have dominated many of their matches so far this season, Klopp’s side have also been kings of late wins, with the Reds having scored in the closing minutes against Leicester City, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace over recent weeks, demonstrating their “never say die” attitude. As a result, it is always worth placing bets on the go when Liverpool are concerned.
Even if they fail to go the entire season unbeaten, the current Liverpool side are undoubtedly one of the best teams in which the Premier League has ever seen, with manager Klopp having done an unbelievable job in turning them into title challengers. It could well be an historic season for the club in more ways than one, with the club challenging on so many fronts. The Reds face the unique task of competing in the Carabao Cup and the World Club Cup on consecutive days, with Klopp set to field entirely different squads for the two fixtures in December.