The immensity of Liverpool’s progress under Jurgen Klopp was laid clear on Saturday, with a 3-0 win at Burnley a club-record 13th in a row in the league.
The Reds’ previous record was set between April and October 1990 when, under Kenny Dalglish, they went 12 games without a draw or defeat in the First Division.
Chelsea, QPR, Derby, Coventry, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Wimbledon, Man United, Everton, Sunderland and Derby again were put to the sword by Dalglish’s outfit.
But goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, and an own goal from Chris Wood, gave Liverpool a convincing victory at Turf Moor to break an impressive record.
This is now the club’s best-ever winning run in the league, having defeated Burnley, Fulham, Tottenham, Southampton, Chelsea, Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Wolves, Norwich, Southampton, Arsenal and the Clarets again.
Speaking after the game, Trent Alexander-Arnold—whose cross was deflected into the top corner via Wood in the first half—reflected on an “unbelievable” achievement.
“Obviously we want to be setting records, want to be doing good things,” he told Sky Sports.
“It’s always a good sign when you’re setting records for the club, it’s an unbelievable side that we’ve got, we’re winning an unbelievable amount of games.
“We’ve really started the way we ended last season, winning all of our games.
“Hopefully we keep that rhythm up and hopefully, touch wood, stay injury-free over the internationals.”
Alexander-Arnold is right to acknowledge the need to maintain consistency now, as Liverpool have ambitions of winning a first league title since 1990 under Dalglish.