Liverpool have more Premier League points than Man Utd's 1996/97 champions


Liverpool are objectively the greatest Premier League team in history, let's all come to terms with that.

Feel free to argue that other teams have played better football and revolutionised the competition more, but Jurgen Klopp's men are the undoubted number ones when you look at the statistics.

Winning 25 of your opening 26 fixtures and merely drawing the other is the stuff of fantasy and the Reds are now just six games away from equalling Arsenal's 'Invincible' streak.

Their projected points tally is an insane 112, which blows Manchester City's current record of 100 out of the water, and they could win the title one month earlier than any of their predecessors.

However, one thing that the current Liverpool team are almost certain to never achieve is becoming the Premier League's greatest ever club.

Liverpool move to 76 points

There can be no denying that Manchester United deserve that title having won the Premier League no less than 13 times under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.

So, while Klopp could quite easily eclipse all those United sides that lifted silverware in isolation, he could never replicate that sort of domination in the modern game.

But that's hardly a criticism of Liverpool and especially when you consider their win against Norwich City means that they've already overtaken one of Ferguson's champions. Seriously.

Norwich City v Liverpool FC - Premier League

Liverpool surpass Man Utd champions

If you're well versed in Premier League trivia, then you'll know that the weakest ever title-winning side was the United team of 1996/97, collecting the title with a paltry 75 points.

And how many points do Liverpool have this season? 76... and it's only mid-February. Mental.

This United team was nothing to be sniffed at either with Peter Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs all playing more than 20 games.

So, to collect more points and wins than them in 12 fewer games is nothing short of mind-blowing. 

Alex Ferguson

Who's next for Liverpool?

The next major scalp for Liverpool is the Red Devils' treble winners who, despite being legendary for their displays across all three competitions, weren't all that spectacular in the league alone.

Liverpool have already hoovered up more wins than the 1998/99 side and victory at home to West Ham United on February 24 would seem them draw level on 79 points three months ahead of time.

Then, the Reds can set their sights on the 2007/08 United team (87 points) and Arsenal's 'Invincibles' (90 points), although they already topped both tallies last season.

Arsenal v Leicester City

So, remain in denial about this current Liverpool team if you so choose, but just bear in mind that they're mere games away from topping the legendary sides you hold dearest. Sorry about that.

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