Liverpool's 73 points haul from 30 league games is their joint highest ever

Liverpool's 73 points haul from 30 league games is their joint highest ever

- Liverpool are one point adrift of leaders Man City after defeating Burnley 4-2 on Sunday

- The result increased Reds total point haul to 73 from their opening 30 league games

- Liverpool have not won the English title since 1989-90, before the Premier League was formed

Liverpool are currently placed second in the Premier League log one point adrift of leaders Man City after defeating Burnley 4-2 on Sunday to keep their dream of beating the Citizens to the Premier League silverware.

And their performance after 30 matches in the 2018-19 season have seen Liverpool equal their joint-best campaign in English topflight.

Reacting after the match against Burnley Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp told the BBC that the result will keep the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City.

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"Our message for today is that nobody gets rid of us if we play as we played today, because we had the perfect mixture of fighting the opponent, fighting the circumstances and playing football," Klopp said, even as he was quick to dismiss claims the Reds were giving up the title chase after a run of two wins in five EPL matches - including the Merseyside barren draw with Everton.

"We did not have problems with confidence after the Everton game," he said.

"You don't have to think that all that you write has an influence on us - it's not like that, most of the things are not interesting to us, that's the truth. So you make a big fuss when we score five and we are the best attacking side in the world, then we scored nil and we have an offensive problem."

A further breakdown of stats revealed that it was only in 1892-93 campaign out of eight seasons that Liverpool's 73 points was not enough to top or joint top of the EPL log ( even if you change past tables to three points for a win).

In 2011-12, Manchester United emerged the only club with 73 points or more after 30 matches and yet fail to win the league - with city rivals Man City toppling them on goals.

Interestingly, Liverpool's total point haul of 73 after 30 league matches is the Reds joint highest, level with the 1904-05 second tier and the 1987-88 First Division.

Although, Liverpool have not won the English title since 1989-90, before the Premier League was reformed.

Klopp's side claimed a 4-2 win but did not see the game as a missed opportunity to improve their goal difference. They are presently behind City with one point and seven goals.

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"We only needed three points - of course goal difference is important as well but what can you do?" he said.

"To score as many goals as possible, that's what we tried. We could have defended better, but that's not possible,” Klopp submitted.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Liverpool returned to winning ways after defeating Burnley 4-2 at Anfield on Sunday, March 10, to keep their title hopes alive.

The Reds were desperate to cart away all the three points before their fans after dropping points against rivals, Everton, in their last Premier League clash played at Goodison Park.

As such they made no mistake against their visitors as they dominated proceedings in the opening exchanges of the encounter.

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