Will anything now derail Liverpool’s bid for a first league title in 30 years? | Jonathan Wilson
Klopp’s team are outperforming their own statistics and something remarkable will have to happen to stop a procession
Leicester were second in the table and unbeaten at home, where they had conceded only five goals in nine previous games this season. On Boxing Day Liverpool destroyed them, beating them 4-0 with a performance of awesome authority. Their opening 18 games have brought 17 wins and a draw, a start matched in the entire history of the league only by Manchester City the season before last. Their lead over the champions is 14 points with a game in hand before they meet Wolves on Sunday. At the moment Liverpool are not merely Club World Cup winners, they are actually the best side in the world.
Is there, then, anything that could stop them winning the title for the first time since 1990?