Arsene Wenger explains why Liverpool can better his ‘Invincibles’ side

Date published: Thursday 20th February 2020 11:24

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that Jurgen Klopp’s current Liverpool side can go one better than his side that famously won a Premier League title without losing a single game.

Barring a monumental collapse, Liverpool have their first Premier League title in 30 years wrapped up already, sitting 22 points clear of 2nd-placed Manchester City.

The Reds have won a staggering 25 of their 26 games this season, with their only draw coming against rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford in October.

Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Norwich on Saturday extended his side’s unbeaten run in the Premier League to 43 matches, a tally stretching back to January of last season.

Arsenal’s undefeated, title-winning season that subsequently earned them the title ‘The Invincibles’ continued to the following term, setting a Premier League record of 49 matches without a loss.

The impressive run came to an end in controversial fashion when the Gunners came up against Sir Alex’s Ferguson’s Manchester United at Old Trafford where his side lost 2-0, a game which left many Arsenal fans disgruntled at referee Mike Riley’s performance.

Wenger knows the difficulty of seeing out a Premier League campaign undefeated, but the Frenchman believes there is no reason why Klopp’s tenacious Reds can’t go one step further.

“They are doing exeptionally well”, Wenger told Sporf.

“They put a team together that is very efficient, very consistent and has good fighting qualities as well, so let’s see.

“The records are there to be beaten and they can do it.”

 

 

When asked whether the former Arsenal boss would be sad to see Klopp take his record, he replied:

“He has to fight for himself and I would completely understand that.”

But former Gunners shot-stopper Jens Lehmann, who played in the ‘Invincibles’ team, believes that luck has favoured Liverpool this campaign.

“If they do it we will congratulate, but we will see,” said the current Augsburg assistant coach.

“Liverpool has done, I think, lucky spells already, but it’s probably because they worked harder than the other ones.

“If they keep going they deserve it, but it’s a long way.”

 

 

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