Liverpool already have one hand on the Premier League trophy and there is only one question that remains – can they become the new Invincibles?
The Reds have won 17 of their 18 league matches to date and drawn the other, to sit 13 points clear in first place.
While those involved with the Anfield club may be playing down Liverpool’s chances of winning their first ever Premier League title, many consider the title race done and dusted.
Some bookies have already paid out on Liverpool securing the trophy, and it would take the biggest collapse in sporting history for them to not win the Premier League considering their current position.
So the question is not ‘can they win it?’ – it is ‘can Liverpool win the Premier League undefeated?’
Only twice before have teams finished an English top flight season without losing a match; Preston did it in the first ever Football League season in 1888/89, and Arsenal repeated the feat in 2003/04.
Both teams are referred to as the Invincibles – but can Liverpool join that exclusive club at the end of this campaign?
Former England defender Stuart Pearce was asked this very question by Alan Brazil on Friday morning, and he replied to talkSPORT: “The only thing that might stop them doing it is if they win the league and then [Klopp] plays around with the team at the end of the season.
“But at this moment in time I don’t see them being stoppable.
“I’ve never seen a team win the ball back in the opposition’s half as much as they did; Leicester couldn’t get out of their own half!
“The work rate from the front five is incredible.”
Liverpool’s Boxing Day demolition of Leicester proved just how much better they are than any team in the Premier League right now.
LIVE on talkSPORT
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- Wolves vs Man City (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT
- Brighton vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT
- Watford vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT
- Norwich vs Tottenham (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT
- West Ham vs Leicester (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Brighton vs Chelsea (Wednesday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT
- Burnley vs Aston Villa (Wednesday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Southampton vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 3pm) – talkSPORT
- Newcastle vs Leicester (Wednesday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
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- Man City vs Everton (Wednesday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT
- West Ham vs Bournemouth (Wednesday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Norwich vs Crystal Palace (Wednesday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT app
- Arsenal vs Man United (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT
- Derby vs Barnsley (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Liverpool vs Sheffield United (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORT
One of the stars of the show was Trent Alexander-Arnold, who registered two assists and also scored himself to help the Reds thrash their closest title challengers 4-0.
“His delivery is fantastic and his energy is great,” Pearce added on the young right-back.
“He’s just getting better and better as a player, and his defending will only improve as he gets older, as Ashley Cole’s did.
“Hopefully he will make the international berth his own moving forward.”