Jurgen Klopp’s side look unstoppable at the top of the table and are sure favourites to win the title – but how soon can they do so?
After making the best-ever start to a season by a club in Europe’s top-five leagues, Liverpool continue to march towards the Premier League title.
With the Reds seeming unstoppable, attention has turned to not if Jurgen Klopp’s side will win the Premier League, but when they could do so.
When can Liverpool win the Premier League?
Following their victory over Norwich in gameweek 26, Liverpool need 15 more points to secure the Premier League title, which translates into five wins.
Should Liverpool continue to accumulate points at their current rate of winning every game (and their closest rivals also continue winning their games), they could be crowned Premier League champions on March 21 against Crystal Palace at Anfield with seven games to spare.
Man Utd’s title-winning 2001 Premier League victory on April 14, 2001 with five games to spare is the fastest in the competition’s history.
If the Reds are crowned champions on March 21 against Palace, with seven extra games to their name, they would beat United’s record.
Of course, if the likes of Leicester and Man City – the teams closest to mounting a title challenge against Liverpool – drop points in the coming weeks, Liverpool could wrap up the league well before then.
But with the Anfield side’s current form, it’s increasingly likely that they will surpass the record points title set by Manchester City in 2018 of 100 points .
The Merseyside club have already broken an unprecedented amount of records this season as momentum towards their title push has mounted, though defender Andy Robertson has dismissed such discourse.
“Yes, if we break records on the way, fine, great, but we will look at that [only] if we get a trophy,” Robertson told Liverpool’s official website .
“Because last season we broke records in terms of clean sheets and ended up empty-handed in the Premier League. Records don’t mean anything unless they get you the end goal, hopefully this season it will [come].”
Remaining Liverpool fixtures
|Feb 15||Norwich vs Liverpool|
|Feb 24||Liverpool vs West Ham|
|Feb 29||Watford vs Liverpool|
|Mar 7||Liverpool vs Bournemouth|
|Mar 14||Everton vs Liverpool|
|Mar 21||Liverpool vs Crystal Palace|
|Apr 4||Man City vs Liverpool|
|Apr 11||Liverpool vs Aston Villa|
|Apr 18||Brighton vs Liverpool|
|Apr 25||Liverpool vs Burnley|
|May 2||Arsenal vs Liverpool|
|May 9||Liverpool vs Chelsea|
|May 17||Newcastle vs Liverpool|
Who is the fastest side to win the Premier League title?
Manchester United hold the record for the fastest team to win the Premier League. They won the 2000-01 Premier League title on April 14, 2001 with five games left to play.
|Season||Team||Date of Title Win||Games Left|
|2000-01||Manchester United||April 14, 2001||5|
|2017-18||Manchester City||April 15, 2018||5|
|1999-00||Manchester United||April 22, 2000||4|
|2003-04||Arsenal||April 25, 2004||4|
|2012-13||Manchester United||April 22, 2013||4|
Pep Guardiola’s ‘Centurion’ squad won the 2017-18 Premier League title with five games left to spare as well. They missed the opportunity to surpass the record set by their city rivals when they lost the Manchester derby in April 3-2.
The Red Devils, too, won the 2000 Premier League in esteemed fashion, with four games to play.
Arsenal’s Invincibles also won with four games to spare, racking up 90 points in the 2003-04 season to become the first and only side to be crowned Premier League champions without losing a single game .
Man Utd clinched the 2013 title once again with four extra when they sealed the title after defeating Aston Villa on April 28.