Premier League: Liverpool clinch more records as they march closer to their first title in 30 years
Liverpool FC clinched a special record on Sunday in the Premier League.
Liverpool FC clinched a special record on Sunday in the Premier League. Since Manchester City suffered a 2-0 loss, the Reds ended the day 22 points clear on the top of the points table - the biggest lead any league-leader has ever had at the end of a day in English top-flight history.
Jurgen Klopp's boys are only six games away from finally winning their first Premier League title in 30 years. With 24 wins and a draw, Liverpool have 73 points, while the other sides in the top four have not even touched 60.
The latest 4-0 victory over Southampton earned Liverpool another record. The victory on Saturday marked Liverpool's 20th straight league win at Anfield. Only once in English top-flight history has a team had a longer winning streak at home and coincidently it was Liverpool themselves between January and December 1972 under Bill Shankly.
Against Southampton, the goalscorers for Liverpool were Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who opened the scoring for the hosts, skipper Jordon Henderson and Mohamed Salah, who scored a brace to seal Liverpool's 24th league win in the ongoing 2019-20 season. Out of the four goals, three were assisted by Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian now has assisted 51 goals for Liverpool in all competitions (228th appearance) - 11 more than any other player for the club since he joined in 2015.
"It becomes a little bit normal when you play with that guy. That's the way he plays and he does those magnificent things all the time. I love him, I absolutely love him. He's such a joy to play with and to feed off.
He's always looking for others, he works for the team and his skills speak for themselves. He's a top man and we all love him," Oxlade-Chamberlain told Liverpool's official website about Firmino's assist for his goal.