The fixtures Liverpool must win to beat Manchester City’s Premier League record of 18 consecutive victories, i

The fixtures Liverpool must win to beat Manchester City’s Premier League record of 18 consecutive victories, i
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Liverpool have so far not faltered in their search for a league title.

Their blistering start has seen them win all five of their Premier League matches this season, while also averaging three goals a game to go five points clear at the top of the table.

Not even Manchester City have been able to keep up the pace as they were beaten by Norwich on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side’s free-flowing form has stretched back to the end of last season.

Sadio Mane has been vital to Liverpool’s recent success

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Sadio Mane has been vital to Liverpool’s recent success

They won nine Premier League games in the 2018/19 season run-in, only to be pipped to the title by Pep Guardiola’s side.

The Reds are just the fourth team in Premier League history to win 14 in a row and have equalled Arsenal’s 2002 record by beating Newcastle 3-1.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have a 100 per cent record this season

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Jurgen Klopp’s side have a 100 per cent record this season

The Gunners’ run was brought to an end by a 2-2 draw with West Ham, while Tottenham’s draw with City last month ended their 15-match run.

Guardiola holds the record for the two longest streaks with those 15 games and an incredible 18 in 2017.

Crystal Palace prevented City from adding to that fantastic winning run with a goalless draw in December 2017.

Liverpool, though, may not be thinking about surpassing that number and reaching 19 straight wins just yet.

They need to win their next five games and it will not be easy.

Those matches include trips to Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford, while there are tricky home encounters against Leicester and Spurs.

A visit to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United should also not be underestimated considering the problems they have caused teams this season.

Liverpool’s next five Premier League matches

  • Chelsea (a) – September 22
  • Sheffield United (a) – September 28
  • Leicester (h) – October 5
  • Man United (a) – October 20
  • Tottenham (h) – October 27

Liverpool also kept up their impressive record of 43 matches unbeaten at Anfield for Klopp’s side.

Their last defeat came in April 2017 when Crystal Palace beat them 2-1.

Before their win over Newcastle, Klopp said: “It’s nice; it’s a number, nothing else. It was clear we had to change things since I came here.

“Not only this, but we had to make Anfield a fortress again, that was clear. Everyone wants to do that with their own stadium because each second game is there.

“That makes 100 per cent sense, using your own crowd and using the atmosphere, we all want to do that. But it’s still difficult.”

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All the time the Reds have Sadio Mane in their side then they should be okay at home.

The Senegal international reached an incredible 50 matches without defeat at Anfield.

He scored twice in the 3-1 win against Newcastle to extended that to a half century.

Mane already held the Premier League record for most games without suffering a defeat at one ground and is continuing to extend that.