By News Team
Last Updated: 7th February 2020
Liverpool moved ever closer to being named as kings of England for the first time since 1990 this weekend but when can Jurgen Klopp’s men actually finally call themselves champions?
What do Liverpool need to do?
Due to Manchester City losing to Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, Liverpool now sit 22 points clear of their rivals in second place, the biggest gap between first and second place in all of Europe’s top five leagues this season. As a result, Liverpool now only need 17 points to win the league but that could be cut to even less if Manchester City slip up one more time this season.
As it stands, Liverpool will win the league at home to Crystal Palace if they can conquer their next six opponents which includes five games against sides that are currently sitting in the bottom half of the table, with three of them fighting relegation.
The earliest Liverpool can win the league is March 7 against Bournemouth but for this to happen, Liverpool would have to win all their games and Manchester City would have to lose all of their fixtures between now and then, which is very unlikely.
It is now only a matter of time before the Reds seal their first ever Premier League title.
Is a fairytale at Goodison on the cards?
In the simplest way possible – yes. If City lose one of their next four league games between now and the March 14, Liverpool only need to win four more games before travelling to Goodison Park with the chance of securing the Premier League title on March 16.
The last time a side won the Premier League at an arch-enemy’s stadium was back in the 2003-04 season where Arsenal were crowned Champions against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. The Gunners managed to become the first ever side to go a whole season unbeaten in the league that year also, a feat that a lot of people seem to think Liverpool can match or even beat.
After 16 years, can Liverpool finally re-write the record books?
Records that could be broken between now and end of season
The earliest a side has ever won the Premier League was set by Manchester United back in 2001 who won the league with five game-weeks to go on April 14th. Liverpool however could win the league on March 21st or before, smashing that record out the water.
Manchester City’s 2017/18 points record of 100 points could also be in serious danger with Liverpool estimated to reach 110 points this season, although this is likely to change towards the end of the season.
The biggest points gap between first and second place is 19 points which is held by Manchester City in the 2017/18 season. It currently stands at 22 points and for City to keep that record, they need to better Liverpool’s results over the next 13 games.
Liverpool only need to win two more games to equal Manchester City’s record of 18 consecutive games won. They can beat this record against West Ham at home on February 24.
Records are set to be broken.