LONDON – Liverpool are on course to shatter the Premier League's record points haul and the way Jurgen Klopp's side are churning out wins it would now be a surprise if they failed to do so.
When Manchester City won the title in 2017-18 it was felt their 100-point total, a new Premier League record, would become a high-water mark to endure for many years.
City's haul that year was five more than the previous Premier League record of 95 set by Chelsea under Jose Mourinho in 2014-15, although they needed almost as many last season when they topped the table with 98 to Liverpool's 97.
Liverpool's 2-0 win over Sheffield United on Thursday means they have 58 points from a possible 60 after 20 games – the tally Man City achieved at the same stage two years ago.
With 19 wins and a draw they are averaging 2.90 points per game, putting them on course for 110 from 38 games which would also be a record for Europe's top five leagues.