Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is optimistic as he is not afraid of losing their unbeaten tag. Klopp also insist that in order to improve means, occasionally he “kills the mood” in his post-match debrief to players.
Liverpool now have 17 consecutive league games win at Anfield since Leicester came from behind to draw last January. This is their joint second best such run at home in their history as they are unbeaten in 50 home league matches whochngoes as far back to April 2017.
Speaking to reporters ahead of today’s match Klopp said,
“You don’t fear losing in the situation we are in but you still know it is possible – it is one of three possible results. You win it, you draw, or you lose.” He also added, “I am constantly really concerned about different things. It’s not that I want to be I’d like an easy life but I don’t have it.”
“I constantly try to make sure of increasing the probability to win a football game and there’s always the other team there. I am not sure what Arsene Wenger thought back in the days when they were the “Invincibles”, if he knew before the game they would win any way.”
The Reds are looking for a victory over Sheffield United to extend their unbeaten run at Anfield to 12 months without losing a league match. Many have now compared Klopp’s boys to that of former manager Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side better known as the “invincibles.” The invincibles we’re unbeaten in the 2003/2004 season when they won 26 games that season. Arsenal had won 26 games, drew 12, and finish at the top of the league with 90 points that’s season.
Its still January and Liverpool already has 23 wins down. Will Klopp outdo Wenger’s record? There is high chance this may happen being Liverpool’s attack, the front three of Firmino, Mane and Salah have contributed 35+ goals this season alone already.
Liverpool only need nine (9) more games to level with Arsenal’s invincibles of 49 games unbeaten run and also nine (9) more wins to winning their First Premier League title in 30-years. Liverpool have beaten all 19 of the sides they’ve faced in the Premier League this season.
A wide debate on social media has since began on which team is better between the 2003/04 invincibles and Liverpool’s current “inevitables.” While the debate is an interesting one, it’s also good to note in 2003-04, the likes of Man United and Chelsea gave Arsenal a tough fight. Whereas, at the current season all top 4 team’s performance and VAR decisions has been mediocre.
One Liverpool fan thinks otherwise as he has stated, “Can’t believe people actually voting the invincibles, they drew 12 games that’s a 3rd of the season accumulating 90 points.”
Last season Liverpool got seven (7) more points than that and this season so far one (1) draw from 24 games,. It would also be helpful to take into account the players that were playing then as compared to the players now. Also, VAR has a major role to play in the outcome of some of Liverpool’s suspicious wins in which they weren’t called out for.
So who is simply the best between the invincibles and the current Liverpool side? You be the judge and let us know your thoughts below.