Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With Manchester City claiming a 5-0 win over Burnley, Liverpool will have to wait until at least Thursday for their first Premier League title to be confirmed.
The leaders have a 20-point advantage over their nearest challengers Man City, with both sides having eight matches left to play.
And City’s victory on Monday night means that Liverpool can no longer claim the title if they beat Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday 24 June.
The earliest Liverpool can secure the Premier League Trophy is if they defeat Palace and the reigning champions drop points at Chelsea on Thursday 25 June.
Liverpool’s next league match is then a trip to face Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday 2 July.
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Which Premier League records can Liverpool set?
Liverpool are rewriting the history books in their pursuit of a first Premier League title.
Jurgen Klopp’s leaders are 20 points clear and, having set a number of records in the competition this season, they can establish a number of other new marks.
We look at the records they have already achieved and can still target.
Which records have they set?
Best start ever
When Liverpool reached 61 points from their opening 21 matches, it was the most a team had ever accumulated at that stage in any of Europe’s top five leagues.
They went on to extend their record, winning their following six fixtures to rack up 79 points from their first 27 matches before losing at Watford.
Most points won over 38 matches
With their 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on 11 January, Liverpool set a record of 104 points from 38 Premier League matches, beating the 102 achieved by Manchester City and Chelsea, ending in 2018 and 2005 respectively.
Biggest lead at the top
Liverpool have had a 25-point lead this season, the biggest ever in English top-flight history.
Most home wins in a row
Liverpool’s 3-2 victory over West Ham United on 24 February was their 21st consecutive Premier League home win, beating Man City’s record of 20, achieved between 2011 and 2012.
They extended this record to 22 with the win over AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on 7 March.
Which records are they targeting?
Most home wins in a season
Chelsea, Manchester United and Man City have all managed 18 home wins in a Premier League season. Liverpool have won all 15 so far in 2019/20 and can become the first side to win all 19.
Most victories in a season
Liverpool are five away from matching the 32 victories claimed by City in 2017/18 and 2018/19.
Most away wins in a season
Having won 12 of their 15 matches on the road, Liverpool must win all four of their remaining away matches to equal Man City’s total of 16 from 2017/18.
Most points in a season
Liverpool need another 17 points from a possible 24 to equal Man City’s record of 100.
Earliest title win
Man Utd wrapped up a first-place finish with five matches to spare in 2000/01, and Man City equalled that feat in 2017/18.
Liverpool can become the first club to win the title with at least six matches in hand.
Biggest winning margin
Man City won the title by 19 points in 2017/18 and Liverpool are on course to beat that figure.