Liverpool’s victory over Sheffield United means they have a place in history as one of a select group of teams to have gone a year unbeaten in the Premier League.
The Reds have played 37 games without defeat – picking up 101 points in that time – since losing 2-1 to last season’s eventual champions Manchester City on 3 January 2019.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are the third Premier League team to manage a year without losing. Arsenal – whose 49 games included the entire 2003-04 season – and Chelsea (from October 2004 to November 2005) are the others.
Liverpool’s only domestic defeats in this period have been against Wolves in the FA Cup last January and their young team losing to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup last month. If you include penalties you can throw in this season’s Community Shield too.
They have lost twice in the Champions League – against Barcelona in the semi-final first leg before their incredible second-leg revival – and against Napoli in this year’s group stages.
Despite that unbeaten run, Liverpool did not win any domestic trophies in 2019. Their success came in international tournaments, becoming the first English side to hold the Champions League, Uefa Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup simultaneously.