A Premier League club has not been as dominant as Liverpool this season. Jens Lehmann even believes the Reds will break his record with Arsenal.
Wednesday’s 2-0 win at West Ham United marked the Reds’ 31st win in their 32nd league game and 41th game without defeat. The previous record is 49 games, set by the “Invincibles”, FC Arsenal with goalkeeper Jens Lehmann 16 years ago.
Now the former national goalkeeper expects Jurgen Klopp’s side to oust the Gunners from top spot in the standings. “Liverpool are on track to cap off our winning streak with Arsenal,” Lehmann said on the sidelines of the SPOBIS transgaming.orgs show. Spox and Purpose.
Lehmann: Championship for Liverpool would be well deserved
Liverpool’s first league since 1990 is almost certain, with a 19-point lead after 24 days of play against defending champions Manchester City. “I don’t think they have the title to take away,” Lehmann said. “And it would be very deserved after 30 years because of their sensational series. Liverpool also benefit from teams like Manchester City, Manchester United or Spurs this year.”
Klopp’s former boss Hans-Joachim Watzke made a similar statement at the same event. “It’s extraordinary. And it’s a bit too low,” said the Borussia Dortmund manager: “I’ve never seen what he’s pulled out with Liverpool. It’s breathtaking.
Only Klopp himself, despite 15 wins in a row, wants nothing about the championship and certainly nothing of a record. For example, last year’s league record of 100 points in last year’s league – currently champions league winners stands at 70 points out of a maximum of 72 points with 14 games remaining.
Jurgen Klopp doesn’t care about the issues
“I don’t look at him at all. One record only lasts until another breaks it,” Klopp said, referring to his Bundesliga time: “When I became champions with Borussia Dortmund, we broke the record with 81 points. A year later, Bayern became champions with 91 points.”
Instead, ahead of Saturday’s liverpool duel with Ralph Hasenh’ttl-managed Southampton FC, Klopp seems to be eyeing him. “You have to dive into a season. You can barely breathe – and after 38 games, you get back on your toes and see what came out of it,” the 52-year-old said.