Playing the game in hand against West Ham at the London Stadium for the 18th matchday of the Premier League, leaders Liverpool made yet another victim. This Wednesday, the team led by Jurgen Klopp beat the Hammers 2-0 at London, with goals from Mohamed Salah, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The Reds not only won another game, and went 19 points clear of Manchester City, but also broke yet another record in this edition of the Premier League. For the first time in the competition, the Reds accomplished the mission of beating every single team in the same season.
Another incredible milestone for Jurgen’s men, who march towards one of the easiest titles in the history of England.
Let’s be honest… 19 points clear in January? That’s mad.
The clash between both sides was originally scheduled for December but ended up being postponed due to a shock of dates with the FIFA Club World Cup, won by Liverpool, in the final against Brazilian side Flamengo, in Qatar.
The new triumph led the Red team to 70 points, with 23 wins, a draw and no defeats.
After stumbling over the weekend, with the reserves in the FA Cup duel against Shrewsbury Town, Liverpool were back lined up with their maximum strength this Wednesday. The only exception was Sadio Mane, injured. Thus, Divock Origi composed the attack with Roberto Firmino and Salah.
Liverpool opened the scoring in the 35th minute. Following a play from Roberto Firmino down the right flank of the box, the Brazilian crossed it to Origi, who was fouled at the six-yard box. Penalty to Liverpool, which was converted by the Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah. 0-1 Liverpool.
West Ham seemed lost, and only threatened Alisson in the second half, but always counting on mistakes from Liverpool players.
The Reds could get a counter-attack to kill the game off on 52 mins, as Salah’s curled deep ball for Ox Chamberlain in the final third, as the Englishman fired past goalkeeper Fabianski to make it two. 0-2 Liverpool.
With the win, Liverpool gets very close to winning their first Premier League in history. They have 18 league titles, but no titles in the Premier League era, which began at the beginning of the ’90s.