The unstoppable Klopp’s Army
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team are on top of the English Premier League log with 6 points clear of the second placed team, Tottenham Hotspur.
The Reds have been in total control in the EPL this season getting 51 points in 19 matches scoring a total of 43 goals and conceding only 7 goals, the least in the League. Liverpool and Manchester City have the highest goal difference in the league with both teams on 36 goals.
Only Manchester City with 51 goals have scored more goals than the Merseyside team but City has conceded more than Liverpool.
After 19 matches in the EPL, Liverpool has managed 16 wins and played 3 draws. They have been able to keep 12 clean sheets and are unbeaten after 19 matches.
Klopp who had not won any trophy in England since joining Liverpool in 2015 might have been able to assemble the best team for the EPL title this season with no weakness in his team. Virgil Van Dijk has been rated by football fans as one of the best defenders in the league, Alisson is the keeper with the highest number of clean sheets in the league and the sensational Salah getting the job done in the attack.
Liverpool is no doubt the favorite in the title race this season and going 6 points clear after Christmas is a solid morale boost for Klopp’s men. The race is still much open but the other contender which is Manchester City seem to be out of tune in recent times after they lost 3 matches in 4 EPL games.
Klopp who is known to believe more in teamwork than individual brilliance was able to win the Bundesliga title 2 times consecutively with Borussia Dortmund in the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 seasons, is setting up his Liverpool team for another great feat like that.
Although the record to beat is 49 unbeaten run set by Arsenal in the 2003/2004 season, Liverpool’s run in the EPL this season is one of the best in the league with 16 wins, 3 draws and 12 clean sheets.
It might have taken Klopp 2 seasons to understand the EPL, the German has gone the extra mile by building a formidable team to dominate one of the best league in the world.
Liverpool’s progress in all competition has been astonishing since the German took over in 2015, the team finished 4th in the EPL last season and made it to the UEFA Champions League final.
The Reds lost the UCL final to Real Madrid in a game that most football fans believed it was because of the injury of their star player, Salah and goalkeeper errors which is why Klopp brought in Alisson at the beginning of this season.