Manchester City’s defeat at the hands of Spurs this evening, following on from Liverpool’s win over Southampton yesterday, has given rise to a historic statistic.
Liverpool march on
Jurgen Klopp’s men returned to Premier League a little over 24 hours ago, in a meeting with in-form Southampton at Anfield.
The European champions of course headed into proceedings amid an absolutely scintillating spell of form.
Liverpool had dropped just 2 points all season before facing the Saints, in a stalemate with Manchester United back in October .
And, when all was said and done on Merseyside, the Reds’ march towards the Premier League title continued.
After heading into the interval with the clash locked at 0-0, Liverpool exploded into life in the second-half, to eventually put Southampton to the sword by 4 goals to nil.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah (2) bagged the goals for the hosts at Anfield.
Highlights: Liverpool 4-0 Southampton
Klopp’s record breakers
As outlined above, meanwhile, Liverpool’s latest 3-point haul has since been followed by Manchester City, who sit 2nd in the Premier League table, being put to the sword by Tottenham this evening.
A trip to north London for the English champions eventually saw strikes from Spurs pair Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-min prove the difference between the sides, as Jose Mourinho’s men secured a potentially vital win in their pursuit of a top-4 berth.
The result at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium also means that Liverpool will now finish the weekend with a frankly-ridiculous 22-point advantage atop the Premier League.
And, as showcased below, highlighting the dominance of Jurgen Klopp’s Reds thus far this season is the fact that this marks the biggest lead ever held by a league leader at the end of a weekend in any campaign in the history of the English top-flight:
22 – Liverpool will end today 22 points clear of second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League table; this is the biggest lead any league-leader has ever had at the end of a day in English top-flight history. Gap. pic.twitter.com/xgG4P8m3w1
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 1, 2020