?Liverpool could become just the fifth side in Premier League history to embark on a 30-game undefeated streak if they can avoid a loss against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Reds’ last defeat came at the hands of Manchester City, who earned a 2-1 win over Liverpool back in January – a game which ultimately decided last season’s title race.
Since then though, Jurgen Klopp’s side have avoided defeat in their last 29 league outings. If they can do so again on Saturday, ?Liverpool will reach 30 ?Premier League matches without defeat for the first time in their history.
?City managed the feat between April 2017 and January 2018, before Liverpool ended the party with a 4-3 win over Pep Guardiola’s side, while ?Arsenal also managed to avoid defeat for 30 games between December 2001 and October 2002.
Liverpool have a bit further to go if they are to match ?Chelsea’s total of 40 games without defeat between October 2004 and October 2005, but even that is not the longest run in Premier League history.
Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ managed to avoid defeat for a whopping 49 games from May 2003 to October 2004, earning a place in the record books as the only side to not lose a game during an entire season.
Unsurprisingly, all four sides who hit the 30-game milestone went on to lift the Premier League title, and Liverpool will be hoping to join that exclusive club when all is said and done this year.
Jürgen Klopp’s side are yet to lose a league game this season and currently occupy top spot in the league table. They boast an eight-point lead over both ?Leicester City and Chelsea, and they will hope to extend that advantage as the season goes on.
However, to do that, they will have to avoid defeat against Palace on Saturday. The Eagles are currently on a miserable run of form, failing to win any of their last four games, although they have been against Leicester, Chelsea, Arsenal and City.
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