Liverpool’s title defence this season has been non-existent and they’re worse off than David Moyes’ try and retain Manchester United’s crown again in 2013/14.
Final season, the Reds received the title with 99 factors, comfortably away from Man City in second place on 81.
Within the 2018/19 marketing campaign, they fell agonisingly quick with 97 factors – a complete that might have received them the title in all however one of many earlier 26 seasons of the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet have been effectively off the tempo and face a battle to even obtain the highest 4.
The Reds misplaced 1-Zero to Chelsea on Thursday evening, making it a fifth straight defeat at Anfield for the primary time within the membership’s 129-year historical past.
The scoreline didn’t totally mirror the story of the sport as Liverpool had been outplayed by Thomas Tuchel’s facet.
Fewest factors by reigning champions after 27 video games
Leicester – 27 factors (2016/17)
Chelsea – 36 factors (2015/16)
Blackburn – 41 factors (1995/96)
Liverpool – 43 factors (2020/21)
Man United – 45 factors (2013/14)
Accidents have undoubtedly performed their half, however has not been their sole downside.
The as soon as vaunted entrance three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino haven’t been as lethal as seasons passed by.
Liverpool even have fewer factors than David Moyes’ Manchester United in his one and solely season in cost.
Sir Alex Ferguson had received the title within the 2012/13 marketing campaign and Moyes did not mount a lot of a defence.
After 27 video games that season, United had 45 factors and went on to complete seventh.
Liverpool have simply 43 factors and at the moment occupy seventh within the desk with 11 video games to go.
It’s on no account the worst try at retaining a Premier League title, although, with Leicester amassing simply 27 factors after 27 video games in 2016/17.
Chelsea had 36 in 2015/16 whereas Blackburn had 41 in 1995/96.
Liverpool nonetheless have time to mount a high 4 problem however their title defence is one which in the end won’t achieve success.