To show off! Defeating Norwich ensures that Liverpool will definitely finish above Manchester United this season …. even if the party of Jurgen Klopp loses all of their last 13 GAMES
- Liverpool confirmed that they will finish above Manchester United this season
- Sadio Mane’s 100th Premier League goal gave the Reds a 1-0 win in Norwich
- The side of Jurgen Klopp has 76 points this season after only 26 games
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United is 41 points behind with 13 games to play
It always happened – but Liverpool finally confirmed that they will end this season for Manchester United thanks to a 1-0 win over Norwich.
Sadio Mane came off the bench to score the winner and bring the Reds score to a staggering 76 points after 26 games.
With Manchester United sitting 41 points behind Jurgen Klopp, this means that United will not end up for their rivals for the second consecutive season.
The victory in Norwich means that Liverpool will definitely end this year for Manchester United
The fact that Liverpool managed this performance so early is harmful to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
It rubs salt in the wounds of the Red Devils, who have their worst season in the history of the Premier League, because they failed the 40-point mark for the first time at this stage of the season.
The only thing left for Klopp’s high-flying Reds is to seal their first title in 30 years – what they can do if they win their next five games.
They also want to be the first party to complete a season with losing a match, because the Arsenal side of Arsene Wenger achieved that achievement in the 2003-04 season.
The dominance of Liverpool has been so great this period that they have already surpassed the points total of Manchester United when they won the competition in 1996-97.
Liverpool earned more points after 26 games than United in 1996-97
Liverpool could become the first party to record an unbeaten season since Arsenal in 2003-04
In fact, 89% of all Premier League teams in history have ended the competition season with fewer points than Liverpool currently has.
The side of Klopp can also match another Manchester United record if they score in their next game at home at West Ham.
The Reds scored in 35 consecutive Premier League games – the record of United is 36, which they managed to manage between December 2007 and November 2008.
However, they still have a long way to go to beat Arsenal’s record for scoring in consecutive Premier League games after the Gunners scored in the top flight of England for 55 consecutive games between May 2001 and November 2002.
The 78th minute strike by Mane, who was also the 100th goal of the Senegalese attacker in the Premier League, earned the Reds a 17th consecutive victory in the Premier League, which is a shy of the record of Manchester City of all time that they had last year settled.