The Reds have matched the reigning champions’ accomplishment – a substantial landmark in English football.
Liverpool have equalled Manchester City’s record for the longest winning streak in the English top-flight, taking their total to 18 successive league wins after beating West Ham 3-2 on Monday night.
The Reds took the lead in Anfield after nine minutes through Georginio Wijnaldum but were forced to come from behind after Issa Diop and substitute Pablo Fornals struck to put the visitors ahead.
But, Jurgen Klopp’s men found a way, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane netting at the closing half an hour to restore the hand and advantage Liverpool a record-equalling success.
The Reds haven’t failed to win a Premier League match since their 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on October 20, emerging victorious in their following 18 league outings, and stay unbeaten in the league this year.
The success took Liverpool to 21 consecutive Premier League wins in the home, equalling their own English top-flight record, place between January and December in 1972 under the guidance of legendary manager Bill Shankly.
Klopp’s side are 22 points clear on top of the league table with only 11 games left to play, meaning that the Reds need only four more wins to verify their status as Premier League champions for the first time in their history — assuming Manchester City picks up maximum points from their forthcoming league fixtures.
Their next four league fixtures are against Watford, Bournemouth, Everton and Crystal Palace, before a possibly title-deciding competition against Manchester City in the Etihad Stadium, if the formalities haven’t been completed by there.
Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold also reached a personal milestone of his own, equalling the record for Premier League aids provided by a Liverpool defender, with 25, along with former Reds left-back Stig Inge Bjornebye.
The England global’s crosses set up Wijnaldum and Mane to net against the Hammers, and he could have had a third if the Senegalese forward’s late strike wasn’t ruled out for offside.
In doing this, he becomes the third-youngest participant in Premier League history to reach the landmark, behind just attacking midfielder Cesc Fabregas and striker Wayne Rooney.