Liverpool keeps rolling along on an unbeaten run in the Premier League. Their accomplishments are becoming legendary. It’s time to take a deep dive into the numbers that have set them on course to make history.
Yesterday, I sat at my laptop looking at numbers. I was looking at the Premier League champions-elect Liverpool’s numbers. I also looked at the numbers of their opponents. It was a lot of numbers. A lot. I needed new glasses after looking at all those numbers. Seriously.
I was looking for a weakness. I was looking for the hidden Death Star flaw that, by some remote chance, another team could use it and blow up the Reds unbeaten season in the league. Through all the analytics, I found no set of numbers, or trends, or patterns that showed a glaring flaw that could bring Jurgen Klopp’s squad down.
I have come to the conclusion that the only way Liverpool will lose a game in the league is if (a) Klopp fields a B or C team to rest his main players for some other competition (like maybe the Champions League) or (b) due to an invasion of giant house cats in Merseyside, Liverpool have to forfeit a match due to massive hairballs.
In other words, the only way the Reds will lose a game in the Premier League this season is if they beat themselves.
There are a number of statistics that have shown beyond a reasonable doubt that Liverpool is one of the best we have ever seen in the Premier League: