LIVERPOOL SET NEW PREMIER LEAGUE RECORD IN CHELSEA WIN

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Liverpool were victorious over Chelsea on Sunday as first-half goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino secured a hard-fought 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

While the reigning European champions were not at their best during an entertaining clash in west London, such a triumph was significant as it saw Jurgen Klopp’s side retain their five-point advantage atop of the Premier League over a Manchester City team that fired eight past Watford 24 hours earlier.

The win over Chelsea – in which they were forced to defend for long periods of a frantic second half – was also only Liverpool’s second in their last 13 away matches against top-six opposition, but there was one particular statistic that underlined just how dominant a team they have become domestically.

The Reds are now the first team in top-flight history to win their opening six matches for two seasons in succession, having begun the 2019/20 campaign by seeing off Norwich, Southampton, Arsenal, Burnley and Newcastle before a rare blip in the Champions League against Napoli.

Last year, Liverpool beat West Ham, Crystal Palace, Brighton, Leicester, Tottenham and Southampton before being held to a 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

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Sunday represented their 15th straight league win – equalling the mark recorded by Manchester City earlier this season and moving to within three of the record 18-match winning run their key title rivals embarked upon back in 2017.

“The team ahead of us is one of the best teams I have ever seen in my career,” Pep Guardiola said in reference to Liverpool before City’s destruction of Watford.

Liverpool visit fourth-tier MK Dons in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday before newly-promoted Sheffield United attempt to stop them from continuing that incredible winning league run at Bramall Lane next weekend.

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The most wins from the start of a top-flight season ever is 11, set by Tottenham’s famous double-winners all the way back in 1960/61.

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