Relegation-backing Watford has broken Liverpool’s historic winning streak with Jurgen Klopp in the English Premier League. After 18 wins, the Reds and their German coach lost 0-3 (0-0) to the Hornets and suffered their first defeat of the season.
On Monday, league leaders set the record for Manchester City, who also won 18 in a row between August and December 2017. The fact that it didn’t work with the record alone is “not really” disappointing for Klopp.
“I’m not surprised by the performance – it would mean I’d never seen anything like it. But I’ve seen something like this many times,” Klopp said, but stressed: “I think 0:3 is a bit too much.” Ismaila Sarr scored the first two goals of the outsider (54th/60th). Troy Deeney (72nd) made it 3-0.
Liverpool have lost a Premier League game for the first time since 3 January 2019 (1-2 at Manchester City) and have not lost 44 in a row. The Reds, who are 22 points ahead of ManCity at the top of the standings, are still close to winning the championship since 1990. A maximum of four wins in ten games is still missing.
This leaves Arsenal as the only club to have become unbeaten in the Premier League. The so-called “Invincibles” won the title in 2003/2004. The Gunners have already reacted on Twitter.
Premier League: The results of the 28th day
The match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United has been postponed due to Villa’s participation in Sunday’s League Cup final against Manchester City.
Norwich City 1-0 Leicester City (0-0)
Objective: 1-0 Lewis (70′)
Brighton v Hove Albion 0-1 Crystal Palace
Objective: 0:1 Ayew (70′)
AFC Bournemouth – Chelsea 2-2 (0:1)
Objectives: 0:1 Alonso (33rd), 1:1 Lerma (54th), 2:1 King (57th), 2:2 Alonso (85th)
Newcastle United 0-0 Burnley
West Ham United 3-1 Southampton
Objectives: 1:0 Bowen (15th), 1:1 Obafemi (31st), 2:1 Haller (40th), 3:1 Antonio (54th)
Watford 3-0 Liverpool (0-0)
Objectives: 1-0 Sarr (54′), 2-0 Sarr (60′), 3-0 Deeney (72′)
The current Premier League picture
|3.||City of Leicester||28||54:28||26||50|
|15.||Brighton and Hove Albion||28||32:40||-8||28|
|16.||West Ham United||28||35:49||-14||27|