How many more games do Liverpool need to win to guarantee the Premier League title? Well all can be found out in this article.
Liverpool’s 2-0 win at home to Sheffield United on Thursday night extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 13 points, and the Reds still have a game in hand over second-place Leicester City.
20 league matches have been played, Jurgen Klopp’s men have 18 more left to play, and if they can win 13 of them, they will be champions of England for the first time in 30 years.
Of course, things can change depending on the results of clashes for Leicester and Man City – if those sides drop more points, the required number of wins will drop even more.
If Liverpool continue their winning streak, starting against Tottenham next week, they could clinch the title at home to Aston Villa as earlier as April.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to Match of the Day: “It’s obviously good [to go unbeaten for a year] but the target was not to extend this [run], but to win the game. The best thing you can say when you play against Sheffield United is to keep the game not spectacular. We controlled the game.
“We played around their formation, played behind, in-between, broke the lines and had counter-attacks. All the things we want to have. The boys played sensational.
“You saw these glimpses in the game where we were a bit sloppy. They wanted two or three situations in which they could score in. We needed that concentration and that was incredibly tough but the boys did so well. Nothing ends. We have to make sure we are ready again.
“I am really happy and really proud of the boys. We should not take things like this for granted. The way we controlled Sheffield United was exceptional. In possession we were incredible, we were calm but lively as well. The goals we scored were exceptional.”
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder also was in awe of Liverpool’s performance.
"They won every first ball, every second ball, ran forward and ran back!"
"They had the humility and desire to do that as world champions." 👊
"I love everything about them!"
Chris Wilder praises Liverpool after his Sheff Utd side were beaten at Anfield…
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 2, 2020
He said: “We didn’t [lay a glove on them], you got it spot on, I think you must have just heard my chat with them. Very unlike us, in parts of the game, I thought we didn’t lay a glove on them. Didn’t do anything that has got us into this position [in the table].
“I thought they were outstanding but they didn’t have to get out of second gear or third gear.
“They did all the things, you talk about academy coaches and all this nonsense about technical and tactical stuff, when we played them at our place, we laid a glove on them and made it difficult for them.
“So, they won every first ball, every second ball, dropped on every second ball, ran forward and ran back and they did that miles better than us.
“So when academy coaches and all this nonsense that comes out about coaching, have a little peek at Liverpool tonight.”
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