23 Dec 2019
Liverpool have become European and world champions in 2019
Their year has been littered with broken records and fantastic feats
We highlight some of the standout stats from the past 12 months at Anfield
European kings, runaway Premier League leaders and, as of Saturday, champions of the world: Liverpool have had quite a year. As the Reds’ silver-laden 2019 draws to a close, we look back on some of the numbers behind their incredible achievements.
English Premier League points have been accrued by the Reds since the start of last season and they have lost just one of their 55 top flight matches, winning 46 and drawing eight.
seconds were on the clock in Madrid when Mohamed Salah scored the second-fastest goal in a UEFA Champions League final. The fastest, as it happens, was scored by AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini after just 50 seconds in 2005 - a final Liverpool famously went on to win after falling three goals behind.
wins from 161 Premier League games is Jurgen Klopp’s record at Anfield. The German reached the milestone of 100 top flight wins in fewer games than any other Liverpool manager in history.
points is what Liverpool finished the 2018/19 Premier League with – the most any team has ever registered without winning the title. To put the haul in context, Manchester United won the competition with 75 points in 1996/97. The points tally was the highest in the club’s history, and the third-highest in English top-flight history (extrapolated to 38-game seasons and three points for a win).
goals (40 goals, 14 assists) have been either scored or laid on by Mohamed Salah in his 46 Premier League appearances at Anfield for Liverpool.
points from their first 17 games of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign has given the Reds their best-ever start to a top-flight season.
league matches have passed since Klopp’s side were last beaten – a new club record. The previous benchmark of 31 was set from May 1987 to March 1988 (W23-D8-L0). This is the third-longest such run in Premier League history, behind Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea (40 games between 2004 and 2005) and Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal Invincibles (49 games between 2003 and 2004).
months have now passed since Liverpool last lost a home league game. The most recent team to beat them at Anfield in a top flight fixture was Crystal Palace way back in April 2017.
of Liverpool’s last 26 Premier League matches have ended in victory. Remarkably, they have also scored two or more goals in 24 of those 26 fixtures.
European games (W17 D7 L0) have now passed since Liverpool last suffered a home defeat. The last side to beat them in continental competition at Anfield was Real Madrid in October 2014.
consecutive league victories were racked up by the Reds between March and October 2019 - the longest winning streak in the club’s history.
of the 18 outfield players to feature for Liverpool in the Premier League this season have scored. Only in 2015/16 have the Reds had more different scorers in a single campaign (17).
European trophies is Liverpool’s impressive tally after they added another Champions League and UEFA Super Cup to their haul this year. That is more than twice the number of any other British team, with Manchester United next on six.
international trophies in a single year - European Cup/Champions League, European Super Cup and Intercontinental Club Cup/FIFA Club World Cup - had never been won by an English side before Liverpool rewrote history in Doha on Saturday.
teams had ever recovered from a three-goal first-leg deficit in a Champions League semi-final before Liverpool pulled off the impossible against Barcelona this year.
is also the number of European knockout ties lost by Liverpool since Klopp took charge. The German has led the team to the final of every European campaign he’s been involved in since being appointed in 2015, becoming the first manager to achieve this with an English club.