New unbeaten record & Klopp brings up his century – 5 key stats from Liverpool 5-2 Everton

5 December 2019

Liverpool set a new club record after thrashing Everton 5-2 at Anfield, as the Reds carry on their imperious run of form.


Jurgen Klopp‘s side hosted their Merseyside adversaries on Wednesday night, looking to continue their pursuit of Premier League glory.

A thrilling derby unfolded, with Liverpool 4-2 up at half-time, thanks to a Divock Origi double and further goals from Xherdan Shaqiri and Sadio Mane.

Gini Wijnaldum capped off a great attacking performance in the final minutes, as Everton‘s long wait for an Anfield win goes on.

Here are five key statistics from Wednesday’s win.

 

New Unbeaten Record Set

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Brighton last weekend saw them make it 31 matches unbeaten in the league – a joint-record in Reds history.

Wednesday’s masterclass against Everton means Klopp’s men are now a class apart, with their last loss coming at Man City way back in January.

It further suggests that we are witnessing the best Liverpool team of all time, as they string together an unfathomable run of results.

They just need a league title to show for their efforts and their place among the true greats will be sealed.

 

Klopp Completes Premier League Century

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. Liverpool won 5-2. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp gave supporters heart failure when the starting lineups were announced, with his side having an almost second-string look to it for a Merseyside derby.

As always, though, the manager got it spot on, with Liverpool tearing Everton apart and key men being afforded some much-needed rest.

The win means Klopp now has 100 Premier League victories to his name, achieving the feat in 159 matches.

Only Jose Mourinho (142) managed to do it in a faster time, outlining what a remarkable job the German is doing at Anfield.

To reach his century quicker than Alex Ferguson (162), Arsene Wenger (179) and Rafa Benitez (181) is some achievement.

 

Merseyside is Red

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's fifth goal of the game with team-mate Andrew Robertson during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. ( Richard Sellers/PA Wire/PA Images)

Everton fans left Anfield after being on the end of another hammering – they must wonder why they do it to themselves.

The 5-2 defeat leaves the Blues in the relegation zone, and with a tough run of fixtures coming up, Championship football next season can’t be completely ruled out.

To sum up just how superior Liverpool are to Everton these days, one incredible statistic emerged after the final whistle.

The Reds have the same number of wins (14) in the league this season as their rivals do points (14) – it’s absolute madness.

What this Liverpool team are achieving should never be taken for granted.

 

Trent the Assist Master

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 30, 2019: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold applauds the supporters during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Trent Alexander-Arnold will have grown up disliking Everton, so winning on Wednesday meant that little bit more to him.

The 21-year-old was magnificent at times, with his quality on the ball arguably as impressive as anyone in the country right now.

Alexander-Arnold picked up two assists against Brighton and he added another to his collection in the derby, laying on an inch-perfect pass for Mane to make it 4-1.

It means the right-back has 18 Premier League assists to his name since the beginning of last season – more than any other player.

Fifteen of those have come in 2019, showing just how influential he has been and why many regard him as the best in the world in his position.

 

Over 100 Goal Involvements for Mane

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 4, 2019: Liverpools Sadio Mané celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mane was extraordinary at Anfield, running the show with his attacking brilliance.

With Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino rested, the Senegalese showed exactly why he is Liverpool’s main man this season.

He picked up two assists and found the net himself, which took him past 100 goal involvements in the Premier League – 75 goals, 26 assists – including his time at Southampton.

Prior to kickoff, Mane had 98 to his name, but his trio of key contributions saw him match Klopp in bringing up a century of his own.

The 27-year-old is the bookies’ favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award – it will take someone special to beat him.

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