Liverpool rated worst Premier League champions in history after setting unwanted record in Fulham defeat

Liverpool rated worst Premier League champions in history after setting unwanted record in Fulham defeat

- Liverpool lost their sixth game at Anfield last weekend

- Mario Lemina's effort compounded Jurgen Klopp men's woes after the game

- The Reds have now been regarded as the worst Premier League champions in history

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Liverpool have been rated the worst Premier League defending champions in history following their defeat to relegation-battling Fulham over the weekend.

Mario Lemina's superb strike earned the Cottagers maximum victory - an outcome that saw the Reds lost their sixth game at Anfield this campaign.

The Merseyside outfit is currently eighth on the log with 43 points after 28 games - 36 points lesser than what they had in their title-winning season after the same number of games.

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Jurgen Klopp led his team to the EPL glory for the first time in 30 years last term gathering a staggering 99 points but the reverse is the case for the German boss one the following season.

Liverpool rated worst Premier League champions in history after setting unwanted record in Fulham defeat
Liverpool sitting atop of the table of worst Premier League defending champions after losing the ninth EPL game of the season. Credit - SunSport
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Apart from Fulham, Manchester City, Everton, Burnley, Chelsea, and Brighton have all taken maximum points away from Anfield this campaign - the luxury that was unavailable when they won the trophy.

Klopp's men lost just three games and drew another three on their way to glory last season winning 32 of their 28 topflight games.

With their current position on the table, no EPL champion comes close to such a decline as even Leicester's relegation-threatened defence after their triumph in 2016 did not stoop to this level.

SunSport reports that the total of 30 points was only 27 off the 57 they had en route to lifting the title while Chelsea racking up 25 fewer points than after 28 games of their 2014-15 triumph.

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David Moyes could not fit into Sir Alex Ferguson's shoes after his historic exit in 2013 as the former Everton boss missed out on the top-four in 2013-14.

The Red Devils had just 48 points at this stage, 23 points deficit of what Fergie had secured when he won his last EPL title for the club.

And another surprise champion, Kenny Dalglish's Blackburn, followed Leicester's lead and dropped off by 21 points after 28 games in 1995-96.

At the moment, Klopp's ability is heavily questioned owing to their poor run of form, however, it would be a surprise to see the club act. The club is hoping they qualify for a spot in Europe next term.

Chelsea and Leicester ultimately finished 37 points behind their previous year's total, with Liverpool needing 19 points from their final ten games to avoid the same fate. earlier reported that Mario Lemina's superb strike moments before the break was all relegation-threatened Fulham needed to outshine Liverpool at Anfield.

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The 27-year-old dispossessed Mohamed Salah of the ball at the edge of the 18-yard box before unleashing the thunder that went past Alisson Becker straight into the left-bottom corner of the post.

And the hosts could not respond to the goal for the remainder of the game as the Cottagers ran off with maximum points at a place where Liverpool used to call a fortress.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.


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