Today, Jurgen Klopp did something no manager has done in the Premier League era – he led Liverpool to four wins from their first four games of the season.
Even under pretty successful periods under Rafael Benitez and Brendan Rodgers, none of the other names to manage the club have got four games in to a new season with 12 points on the board.
The Reds won 2-1 away at Leicester City to continue their superb start to the season, with Klopp’s side looking the real deal as they ground out another victory, despite Alisson’s bizarre error.
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It’s been well documented that Liverpool have struggled since the introduction of the Premier League in 1992/93 to reach the same heights as they did in 70s and 80s, when they dominated the old English First Division.
Between 1976 and 1990, LFC won the title ten times, but remarkably have not won it since, and rarely even come close, apart from in the 2013/14 campaign when they finished second on the final day.
LEI 1-2 LIV (FT) – Nine goals from Sadio Mané in the first four rounds of the last three seasons. Liverpool started the league with four consecutive wins for the first time since 1990 (before the Premier League era, therefore).
— MisterChip (English) (@MisterChiping) September 1, 2018
It was at the start of the 1990/91 season under then-manager Kenny Dalglish that they opened with four wins, even though Arsenal ended up winning the title that year and Liverpool ended up second.
So it’s not necessarily a good omen for Klopp and co., but it is an impressive piece of history as they achieve a first in the Premier League and really show their improvement on recent times.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 1, 2018
Chelsea have also won four out of four, however, so it’s clear that this season could see a far more competitive battle with Manchester City than when they ran away with it in 2017/18.