Liverpool on Verge of Historical Record

Liverpool also had an impressive start in the UEFA Champions league with a 3-2 victory over Paris Saint Germain.Liverpool also had an impressive start in the UEFA Champions league with a 3-2 victory over Paris Saint Germain.

Liverpool looks to maintain its impressive start to the new season in a potentially historic meeting against Southampton, with Jurgen Klopp’s players benefitting from their relatively quiet summer of international football.

Only three clubs in Premier League history - Newcastle in 1994, Manchester City two seasons ago and Chelsea in 2005 and 2009 - have opened a campaign with six consecutive victories, AFP reported.

Now, the Reds’ boss Klopp can add his current Liverpool side to that list with a victory over Southampton at Anfield on Saturday.

Liverpool’s impressive start to the season, which has also included the thrilling midweek home Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain, can be traced to a number of factors.

But the fact that only small number of Klopp’s key players made it through to the latter stages of the Russia World Cup is, possibly, one of the main reasons for such a strong opening to the season.

Just five Liverpool players were involved in the quarterfinals of the Russia World Cup, behind Chelsea, Tottenham and the two Manchester clubs with reigning champion City having had 11 of their stars reach the last eight.

Tottenham, which lost to Liverpool 2-1 in London last week, had nine of its key personnel reach that stage of the World Cup, while Klopp has seen the likes of Andy Robertson, Virgil Van Dijk, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum make major contributions for his side having missed out on Russia completely.

Klopp also appears to have managed those players who did play an extended role in Russia extremely well.


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