Liverpool had to fight hard against West Ham United as they avoided dropping for the first time since last October in a come from behind 3-2 win at Anfield on Monday. With that win, Jurgen Klopp‘s men equalled the record for 18 straight Premier League victories of Manchester City which they set between August and December 2017. Also Read - How Past Few Days Have Played Out is a Disgrace: Wayne Rooney on Pay-Cut Ideas
Georginio Wijnaldum put the Premier League leaders ahead in the 9th minute before Issa Diop cancelled it out three minutes later. The first half ended at one-all before Pablo Fornals gave West Ham a 2-1 lead in the 54th minute. Also Read - Premier League Clubs Lobby Players to Take 30 Percent Pay Hit
Mohamed Salah then struck his 19th goal of the season to draw level at 2-2 before Sadio Mane hit the winner nine minutes ahead of the regulation time with Liverpool extending their lead to 22 points. Also Read - Don't Confuse Formula 1 With Go Karting: Karim Benzema Takes Dig At Comparisons With Olivier Giroud
“I never thought it would be broken or equalled. We did it and I cannot believe it happened to be honest,” Klopp said. “Whatever will happen this season is an effort of all of us. So far, so good.”
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 44 league matches and are just five short of Arsenal’s all-time record of 49. They need to win four of their remaining 11 PL matches to secure the title now.
“You see City playing and this is the team in world football that are able to win all their other games. We have to keep winning,” Klopp said. “It is not about shining but the hardest work. As long as the boys are ready to work hard I am not concerned.”
The win was also their 21st straight win at home thus equalling their own English record set between January and December 1972.