With their latest win over Brighton, Liverpool has garnered 92 points, which surpassed the 90 points Arsenal won the Premier League with during the ‘Invincibles’ era.
Since securing their first Premier League title in 30 years, the Reds suffered a 4-0 hammering in the hands of dethroned Manchester City but returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa before getting the 3-1 victory at Brighton.
At the Amex Stadium, Liverpool showed again that they are not tired and they came out with a 2-0 lead within the first eight minutes through strikes from Mohammed Salah and Jordan Henderson. This was down to the brilliance of Naby Keita, who stole the ball from the Brighton defense twice within those periods to ensure cruise control.
Brighton scored to reduce the deficit before half time with Leandro Trossard converting a final volley past Alisson Becker.
Liverpool later put the game beyond the hosts’ reach with a header from Andrew Robertson’s corner.
Liverpool’s 30 games win bettered Arsenal’s 26
Although they have been beaten twice this season by Watford and, Manchester City, it means they haven’t gone unbeaten like the Gunners, but their record is more of an impressive total with 30 wins from 34 games, which bettered the 26 wins, and 12 draws recorded by the Gunners with 92 points as well.
With this feat, it is the fastest any side has ever reached 30 wins in a season in the history of the English Football League.
With his brace, the man of the match award went to Mohamed Salah, who has now scored 19 Premier League goals this season.
Speaking on chasing the record points, the coach, Jurgen Klopp, who noted that his team already has five points behind their last season’s 97 with four games to go, said the points don’t matter to him at this stage than just to win football games.
“For sportspeople, in general, it might be important. We are champions, and it could be softening, but it is not – the boys go with everything.
“We have 92 points, and last season we had 97. We got five points more than this last season – that’s unbelievable, I have no idea how we did that.”
Liverpool won 30 league games in a single season for the first time and recorded their 13th away league wins this season, which is their joint record. They can surpass that if they beat Arsenal or Newcastle United in their last away games.
With 12 points up for grab, Liverpool only needs nine to reach 101-mark to beat City’s landmark 100.