Liverpool have almost twice as many points as one former Premier League
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been virtually unstoppable in the league this season with 15 wins and one draw from their opening 16 games.
It’s left them with 46 points to their name already, which means they could lose all of their next 22 games and still be safe from relegation.
In fact, no other team in the history of English football has won more points at this stage of the season than Liverpool have now.
The extent of how far ahead the Reds are compared to previous title winners can be seen in the below charts which track total points over the course of the season.
Here we can see how Liverpool compare to champions from every season where three points were awarded for a win.
Liverpool are currently level with where Manchester City were at this stage of the 2017/18 campaign when they went on to win a record-breaking 100 points.
Two former champions, however, had as few as 24 points from 16 games, almost half what Liverpool have at the same stage this season.
The first was Liverpool in 1981/82 and the other was Manchester United in 1992/93.
Liverpool’s current tally of 46 points from 16 games remains the joint best record if we go back through historic tables and award three points for a win.
However, one team would join them and Manchester City on the 46 point mark – Tottenham .
Spurs won 15 and drew one of their opening 16 matches of the 1960/61 campaign.
Back then that earned Bill Nicholson’s side just 31 points, but today it would be worth 46.