An amazing statistic, highlighting just how much better Liverpool’s start to the season has been, when compared to those of Arsenal and Manchester United, has surfaced online.
Liverpool march on
Jurgen Klopp’s men visited Selhurst Park for their latest league outing this past Saturday.
The Merseysiders entered proceedings sitting pretty atop the English top-flight, 8 points clear of Leicester and Chelsea in 2nd, and a hefty 9 ahead of champions Manchester City.
This came after Liverpool put City to the sword by 3 goals to 1 prior to the international break, making it 11 wins from 12 to start out the Premier League campaign.
And, when all was said and done in London 48 hours ago, the stellar form of the visitors continued.
After Palace had seen what they thought was a go-ahead strike from James Tomkins ruled out by VAR late in the first-half, Sadio Mane put Liverpool in front shortly after the interval.
The hosts, though, showcased their fighting spirit to deservedly pull one back through Wilfried Zaha 10 minutes from time.
As they have on so many occasions over the early months of the new season, however, Liverpool eventually found a way to bag all 3 points.
With minutes remaining, Roberto Firmino slotted home following a corner, ensuring the Reds maintained their 8-point advantage at the Premier League summit.
Liverpool’s dominance highlighted
Elsewhere in the English top-flight this weekend, meanwhile, a number of heavy hitters dropped points.
Two of the clubs to have done so were Arsenal and Manchester United.
The former stuttered to a 2-2 draw at home to struggling Southampton, following another dismal performance.
United then picked up a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Sheffield United, though most would no doubt argue that their display was not one worthy of a share of the spoils.
As such, the latest round of fixtures leave Arsenal in 8th, with 18 points. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils sit a point and a place further back, in 9th.
Combined, this adds up to 35 points amassed between the two long-time heavyweights of English football.
Incredibly, though, as highlighted below, table-toppers Liverpool have already racked up 37 points, two more than Arsenal and United together.
Liverpool now have two more points than Man Utd and Arsenal combined.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) November 24, 2019