Premier League leaders Liverpool set a record for the best start to a domestic campaign in the history of Europe’s top five leagues with Saturday’s victory at Tottenham.
Jurgen Klopp’s relentless Reds are hurtling towards the Premier League title and Saturday’s 1-0 win on their first visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium moved the league leaders up to a staggering 61 points from their opening 21 games this season.
61 – @LFC have won 61 points in the Premier League in 2019-20 – the most any side has ever registered after 21 games in a single season across Europe's big five leagues (assuming 3pts/win). Imperious. #TOTLIV pic.twitter.com/b9KvNnciEk
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 11, 2020
It means Liverpool’s points tally at this stage of the season surpasses the previous Premier League record of 59 points, set by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in 2017/18 before they went on to win the title.
And if that wasn’t enough, Liverpool’s start this season has also bettered totals set by Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1, Barcelona in La Liga and Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga to stand alone as the greatest start to a top-flight season on the continent.