Jurgen Klopp’s side have a seven-point lead at the top
Squad depth has been a major problem for Liverpool in the past, but is it now a strength? Here’s why the Premier League leaders look well-equipped to cope with a potentially gruelling second half of the season.
Liverpool’s extraordinary season continued with Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal. After 20 games, they have amassed more points than in any previous top-flight campaign. It is only the third time they have reached this stage of a season unbeaten. They are on course to register the best defensive record and highest points total in Premier League history.
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Pep Guardiola, whose Manchester City side welcome Liverpool to the Etihad Stadium on Thursday, has conceded that Liverpool might be the “best team in the world right now”, but their success this season is not just down to 11 players. One of the biggest differences is that Jurgen Klopp finally has a proper squad to fall back on.