HISTORY AS LIVERPOOL UNBEATEN FOR A YEAR

Liverpool deadly strikers Sadio Mane (right) and Mo Salah (left) congratulate each other after the two raised their club into 13 points clear lead in the league standing. PHOTO /SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

HISTORY AS LIVERPOOL UNBEATEN FOR A YEAR

By Chris Ojow

Apart from being the league leaders with 13 points clear after demolishing Sheffield United 2-0 at night of Thursday 02nd January 2020 11pm East Africa Time,on record Arsenal are the only team that has maintained the unbeaten run with 27 played league matches.

The two deadly African Imports from Egypt Mo Salah and Senegalese Sadio Mane, made life very difficult for the hard fighting second placed Leicester City in the league after emerging victorious in the midweek encounter .

Liverpool has been consistent with their winning trend since January 03rd 2019 to January 02nd 2020, opening the new year with a classical win at home Anfield ground, England 2-0 against Sheffield United.

The league leaders are now 13 points clear with one game in hand this weekend, Liverpool have been in the cold for close to 30 years without winning the league trophy and can now be assured of owning the English Premier league Trophy this season.

Egyptian Import Mo Salah placed the league leaders ahead in early minutes of the first half, with Sadio Mane sealing the fate of Sheffield United in the 64th minutes of the dying 90 minutes, confirming their quest for the league Trophy.

Frank Lampard youthful team Chelsea still maintained the fourth position with 36 points despite drawing with Brighton 1-1, as Aston Villa shocked Burnley with 2-1 defeat.

With Arsenal the Gunners making a come back to top ten, after teaching Manchester United a lesson they will never forget with 2-0 defeat at home Emirates Stadium on 1st of January 2020, the new year gift to their perennial rival /surprise.

As the newly assigned the Gunners Manager plucked from Manchester City assistant Coach Arteta, registered his first win, after taking over as the new manager of the Gunners after two consecutive draws, elevating Arsenal to position ten from twelve with 27 points.

West Ham United disciplined Bournemouth 4-0 grabbing position 16th with 22 points, escaping from the relegation bracket, where Norwich City and Watford has dominated with Bournemouth booking the third last 18th position in the league as the new candidate in the relegation bracket.

Manchester City struggled to wrestles Everton with 2-1 defeat but still maintained the third position league standing, with 44 points behind second placed Leicester City with 45 after dismantling Newcastle United 3-0 in a bid to catch up with the league leaders Liverpool.

The seventh placed Wolves with 30 points were shocked by Watford who are second last bottom placed in the league standing with 19 points as they grabbed three points against Wolves in a thrilling 2-1 defeat.

Norwich City were forced by Crystal Palace to take charge of second last position, number 20 at the English Premier league after drawing 1-1 with Crystal Palace maintaining their ninth position in the league standing 28 points.

While the Special one Tottenham Hotspur newly assigned manager Jose Mourinoh suffered a set back in the hands of Southampton at home St Mary’s Park Stadium with a defeat 1-0 as his trusted deadly striker English man kane was substituted after suffering a thigh injury in the dying minutes of second half.

Klopp boys Liverpool are very consistent as Sadio Mane for the second time was substituted with Divork Origi, the Son of a Kenyan former lethal striker of Harambee Stars Mike Okoth, after Klopp realised that the workload ahead in officially taking over the league trophy need no gambling.

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