Newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool have had a memorable road to the title this season.
The Merseyside outfit finished a whopping 18 points ahead of nearest challengers Manchester City and a new revelation shows the Reds had the league wrapped up before coronavirus put a stop to football in England.
According to The Tomkin Times, the Reds had already won the league before lockdown. Put the matter another way, they would have gone on to win the league even if they had lost all of their remaining 9 fixtures post lockdown.
The last matchday before the league was temporarily interrupted had put Liverpool on 82 points after their victory over AFC Bournemouth on the 7th of March. Manchester City could not match this tally as their season ended on 81 points with the final matchday win against Norwich City.
The data also reveals each matchday on which Liverpool got enough points to pass every other team’s final total this term.
They had already surpassed Norwich’s total of 21 points on matchday 8 with a 2-1 win over Leicester City. Watford, Bournemouth and Aston Villa were next on matchday 13, followed by West Ham and Brighton on matchday 14 and 15 respectively.
Crystal Palace and Newcastle United were outdone on matchday 16 while local rivals Everton were passed on matchday 18. The following five victories till matchday 23 saw Liverpool exceed the remaining 9 teams apart from City. Matchday 29 saw them leapfrog the Citizens as well.
With 32 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats, this outrageous list further cements the status of Jurgen Klopp’s men as one of the league’s all time best teams.
This long and delayed season thoroughly belongs to Liverpool and it’d be compelling to see how this team would perform next campaign.
Check out the list below –