Liverpool’s unbeaten year-long run defies financial might, rankings

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Liverpool with an unbeaten, year-long run in the Premier League has established beyond doubt that money does not always translate into performance on the field. The fifth placed Premier League club in term of monitory values, Liverpool have not conceded a Premier League match in the past 365 days.

After the victory against Sheffield United late last night (Thursday), Liverpool FC made a record to go unbeaten for 365 days in the Premier League. Their last defeat had come against the defending champions Manchester City when they lost 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium in the first week of January 2019.

The defeat against Manchester City last season proved to be crucial as they missed out on winning their first league title in 30 years by a solitary point. An unbeaten run thereafter could not help them emerge the league leaders. This season they are not intending to leave out anything as they have won 19 out of the 20 games they have played this season.

The run has put them 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table at the start of 2020, with defending champions Manchester City languishing well off the pace in third place. Liverpool’s first title win in 30 years is beginning to look like inevitable.

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Liverpool FC has started the season as the fifth most valuable club in the Premier League with a team value of $2.2 billion, according to Forbes. Its costliest player is Mohammad Salah valued at around $165 million. Their recent signing was of Takumi Minamino from Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg at $9.5 million. The recent ratings from different evaluating agencies show the club has risen to the second position, only behind defending champions Man City.

Despite not spending enough money on big signings Liverpool have managed to beat their rivals from England fair and square for 12 months now.

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp believes there is more to come from his team. “We know there is room for improvement,” Klopp told in his post-match press conference. “It’s important for us. We care only about ourselves, we can do things better and we have to. Each player wants to do better and knows [they can] do better. There were some things we did better than the last game which helped tonight.”

Klopp and Liverpool’s unbeaten run is third-best in the history of Premier League only behind Arsenal’s run in 2003-04 under Arsene Wenger (49 undefeated games) and Chelsea’s run in 2004-05 under Jose Mourinho (40 undefeated games). The Reds still has 12 games to go past ‘The Invincibles’ as they will have to go through Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur next week to maintain their unbeaten run.

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