Brendan Rodgers’ Reds now hold the Premier League title in their hands – if Liverpool win their remaining four games, they will win their first ever Premier League title and their first domestic title since 1990, almost a quarter of a century ago.
Liverpool have not been beaten in the league since December 29th 2013 at Stamford Bridge in their 2-1 loss to Chelsea, in fact they have gone the whole of 2014 unbeaten so far. Furthermore, they have won an incredible 13 out of 15 of those games, drawing only with West Brom in February and Aston Villa in January.
What is, however, interesting is the length of time since the last occasion they went on such a strong run in the league – the last time Liverpool went 15 games unbeaten in the league was back in 2008/09 when they finished 2nd in the Premier League table.
The Reds were unbeaten in their first ten, then unbeaten again in mid-season for 15 games but managed to put just 7 wins together in a row. They then ended the season on an 11 game unbeaten run, putting five wins and five wins either side of a draw.
They went close to their current level of form in 2007/08 too when they were unbeaten in their first 14 games of that term putting 10 wins together in a row and close again in 2005/06 unbeaten in 12 games of which 9 were wins on the trot, finishing the season out with eight straight wins.
They managed a set of 11 games unbeaten and 13 games unbeaten in 2001/02 and 13 unbeaten again in 1999/2000 and yet again 13 unbeaten in 1995/96 and again 1991/92.
In 1990/91, Liverpool were unbeaten in their first 14 games of the season, putting eight wins together in a row but, crucially, the last time Liverpool were unbeaten in 15 games of which 10 in a row were wins was in 1988/89, when they actually came second in the First Division, despite putting together 18 games unbeaten of which 9 in a row were wins. Thus, Liverpool haven’t played in this vein of form since they held the title of English champions.
The club and fans around the world paid their respects to those 96 people who lost their lives on April 15th 1989 with a seven-minute delay on games last weekend and a silence to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster that shook the club to its core and shocked the nation.
As the fans around Anfield sang You'll Never Walk Alone, their team won their 10th game in a row to make it 15 unbeaten - if they win their remaining four fixtures this term, not only will they be crowned Premier League champions but they will break their own unbeaten games record, a record that has stood for 25 years, by one.