How good Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are compared to their greatest ever teams managed by Anfield legends Kenny Dalglish, Bob Paisley and Bill Shankly

8 Nov

Liverpool could end their 30-year wait for a top-flight title this season.

The Reds came within touching distance of winning the Premier League last term when they finished on 97 points, just one less than champions Man City.

Liverpool are a force to be reckoned with under Jurgen Klopp
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However, Jurgen Klopp’s men have made a blistering unbeaten start to the 2019/20 campaign by winning 10 of their 11 opening games.

Liverpool could go nine points clear of second-placed Man City if they beat them at Anfield on Sunday.

City will be without first-choice goalkeeper Ederson, who was forced off in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Atalanta with a muscular problem.

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Bravo, who was sent off after coming on for Ederson in Italy, is set to deputise for the Brazilian this weekend.

Liverpool dominated the 1970s and 1980s era of English football, winning 11 titles in an 18-year spell.

Those title-winning teams had the likes of Anfield legends Ian Callaghan, Ian Rush, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness and John Barnes starring for the club and were managed by all-time greats Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley.

Now Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and more Liverpool stars are doing all they can to win the club a first ever top-flight title in the Premier League era un Klopp.

Ian Rush scored 346 goals in 660 games for Liverpool
Ian Rush had three different spells at Liverpool as a player
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According to Betting Directory, Liverpool are averaging 2.82 goals per game so far this season, which is better than any total since 1972, even if it’s only 11 games into the new season.

The Reds are also scoring 2.27 goals per game, conceding 0.82 per game, gaining a perfect three points per game and netting 2.8 goals per game.

The 1978/79 Liverpool team has a better goals conceded per game ratio of 0.38 than the current team.

How Liverpool’s current side compares to their previous title-winning teams since 1972

A look at how Liverpool’s current team is faring compared to the club’s other title-winning sides
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With Liverpool unbeaten so far this season, a question was put to Klopp after last weekend’s dramatic 2-1 win over Aston Villa asking whether his side could copy Arsenal’s ‘Invincible’ 2003/04 campaign.

And the German downplayed that possibility, insisting his players were not thinking about it.

He said: “It is not possible if you play like we did until we conceded the goal.


“It was not bad, it was actually the opposite, it was good football, but it was not the winning mentality we need.

“It is probably not possible, but we don’t think about it to be honest.

“We think about how we can win the next game and the next game.”

So, can they maintain their form and go all the way? Sunday’s match will tell us just how realistic it really is.

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