Much has been said on social media about Liverpool becoming the 2nd longest unbeaten team in ‘top-flight’ football, but what if we take away the word ‘top-flight’ from the equation? – what position would they now be in?
The answer is still second, but until their next game – the Premier League runaway leaders have to settle with sharing the feat with Huddersfield Town. The Terriers went 43 games undefeated from January 1, 2010 until May 29, 2011. Their tremendous run came to an abrupt end in the 2011 Championship playoff final at Old Trafford against Peterborough United – losing 3-0.
After Liverpool’s victory at Carrow Road this weekend, the Reds will need to avoid defeat against West Ham United in order to have the second spot solely for themselves. However, Klopp’s team will have their eyes firmly set on Arsenal’s Invincibles record of 49 unbeaten games, which Arsène Wenger’s incredible team achieved from May 2003 to October 2004.
The SIX longest unbeaten runs in the history of English league football are……
5. Leeds United, 1968/69 – 34 games
4. Chelsea, 2004/05 – 40 games
3. Nottingham Forest, 1977/78 – 42 games
2. Huddersfield Town, 2010/11 – 43 games
2. Liverpool, 2019/20 – 43 games
1. Arsenal, 2003/04 – 49 games