A 1-0 win against Tottenham saw the Reds notch up 61 points from their first 21 games to surpass Manchester City’s record of 59 points set during their title-winning 2017-2018 season, and also after their 21st match.
Liverpool’s start also is the most successful in Europe’s big five soccer leagues.
Jurgen Klopp’s team, who have won 20 league games this season and drawn just once to Manchester United, are now unbeaten in 38 league games, equivalent to a whole season.
But statistics and records don’t really interest Liverpool manager Klopp, who doesn’t want to be distracted from the important business of winning the Premier League title.
“It’s really difficult to win this number of games, always to be ready to fight on your best day, on your worse day,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “That’s what the boys do, that’s why we’re here.
“The only problem is you don’t get anything for best starts apart from numbers.
“If people say in 50 years ‘Liverpool made the best start’, cool, but the only thing we are interested in is what we can get in the summer and that’s not done yet.”
Boredom setting in?
Liverpool are now 16 points clear at the top of the table and statistics can be helpful markers on the Reds’ road to an elusive Premier League crown. It has been 30 years since Liverpool won a league title, when Kenny Dalglish was at the helm.
But perhaps the away win in North London was not quite as box office as soccer fans, partisan and neutral, have come to expect from this relentless Liverpool…