Liverpool’s 2019/20 season (so far) in numbers

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The 2019/20 season may not be completed just yet but, with most of the campaign played and football currently halted due to the global coronavirus pandemic, now seems like a good time to reflect on some of the extraordinary numbers and statistics from Liverpool’s remarkable season to date.

The Premier League leaders had been closing in on a first title since 1990 but have been made to wait for their chance to finally end that exhaustive gap because of English football grinding to a halt. Along the way, Jurgen Klopp’s team have posted some scarcely believable records in what, up to last month, had been a near-relentless stride towards generational glory. Here’s a selection of some of the more intriguing numerical facts to emerge from Liverpool’s 2019/20 season to date:

Premier League dominance

726 – minutes without conceding a Premier League goal between Richarlison’s first half stoppage time header at Anfield (4 December) and Raul Jimenez’s 51st-minute equaliser at Molineux (23 January) [TransferMarkt]

422 – days without a Premier League defeat until losing at Watford on 29 February – their previous league loss came against Manchester City on 3 January 2019

82 – points from a possible 87 in the league so far (Premier League)

44 – Premier League matches without defeat until losing at Watford in February (BBC)

36 – consecutive Premier League matches in which Liverpool had scored between 0-0 draw at Everton in March 2019 and 3-0 defeat at Watford in February 2020 (BBC)

27 – wins from 29 Premier League games so far (Premier League)

18 – consecutive Premier League victories between the 2-1 win over Tottenham on 27 October and the 3-2 defeat of West Ham on 24 February [TransferMarkt]

17 – consecutive Premier League victories that had been racked up, stretching back to last season, after beating Leicester on 5 October [Sky Sports]

7 – consecutive Premier League clean sheets, starting from the 3-0 win at Bournemouth on 7 December to the 2-0 win at home to Manchester United on 19 January before Raul Jimenez’s goal for Wolves on 23 January [TransferMarkt]

7 – matches that it took Liverpool to hit 21 points (maximum possible amount at that time), the same figure that bottom club Norwich have from 29 matches

6 – seasons in which the Premier League winners finished as champions with fewer points than Liverpool’s current tally of 82 with nine matches still to play [Grosvenor]

Squad depth and giving youth its fling

On two occasions this season, Liverpool were represented in first team fixtures by members of their under-23 squad, with Jurgen Klopp ceding management of those games to then-Academy coach Neil Critchley. The Carabao Cup tie against Aston Villa, which took place while the senior squad were in Qatar for the Club World Cup, and the FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury, which fell during the first team’s designated winter break, saw some remarkable facts and figures emerge as the youngsters got their moment in the limelight and the extraordinary depth of Liverpool’s playing ranks was made clear:

1,210 – sum of shirt numbers from matchday squad in the 1-0 FA Cup replay win over Shrewsbury [TransferMarkt]

703 – sum of shirt numbers from starting XI in the FA Cup replay v Shrewsbury [TransferMarkt]

50 – players to have been included in a Liverpool matchday squad for a first team fixture this season [TransferMarkt]

46 – Adam Lewis’ shirt number was the lowest of the starting XI, as well as the matchday squad, in the FA Cup replay v Shrewsbury [TransferMarkt]

44 – players to have featured for Liverpool in a first team fixture this season [TransferMarkt]

19.28 – average age (in years) of the starting XI in the FA Cup replay v Shrewsbury – the youngest in the club’s history [BBC]

19 – players to have scored in a first team fixture for Liverpool this season [TransferMarkt]

6 – players in 18-man matchday squad for FA Cup replay v Shrewsbury to have been born before 1 January 2000 [TransferMarkt]

4 – players in starting XI for FA Cup replay v Shrewsbury to have been born before 1 January 2000 [TransferMarkt]

Never give up

That was the slogan on Mohamed Salah’s T-shirt on the night that Liverpool retrieved a 3-0 first leg deficit to beat Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield in the Champions League semi-finals last year and it’s a mantra that the Reds have put into practice on multiple occasions this season:

16 – points gained with goals from 75th minute or later (draws became wins against Leicester, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Wolves, Norwich and West Ham, came from behind to beat Aston Villa, late equaliser at Manchester United)

14 – number of Liverpool’s 66 league goals to have been scored in the 75th minute or later [WhoScored]

14 – one-goal victories for Liverpool (out of 27) in the Premier League [TransferMarkt]


14 – matches played in a 44-day period between 23 November and 5 January [TransferMarkt]

5 – first-team squad members who had been born when Liverpool last became champions of England in May 1990 [TransferMarkt]

3 – players to have scored more than 10 goals in competitive first team matches for Liverpool this season (Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino) [TransferMarkt]

2 – matches lost inside 90 minutes prior to mid-February out of 39 played (Napoli away in the Champions League and Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup) before losing three out of four in the space of 15 days (against Atletico Madrid, Watford and Chelsea) [TransferMarkt]

Liverpool fans, what are your favourite statistics about the Reds from the season so far? Let us know in the comments section below!

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