Dejan Lovren thinks Liverpool can win the league unbeaten because Arsenal did it before, despite Jurgen Klopp’s side not yet even reaching the mid-point of the season.
17 games into the campaign, Liverpool are yet to lose a game. In fact, they’ve only drawn three, amassing 45 points with another game to go before Christmas. However, their lead at the top of the table is still just a single point, as Manchester City have made a similarly impressive start to the season.
Liverpool’s position at the top is therefore extremely fragile. Even a draw against Wolves at the weekend could see them drop into second. Nonetheless, Dejan Lovren has his head in the clouds already, dreaming of winning the league unbeaten.
“I would say Manchester United was a good result for us. Hopefully, we can be unbeaten until the end of the season,” Lovren said in quotes reported by Thursday’s Daily Mail. “It will be a challenge, but this is what we want. This is why we came to Liverpool, because we know we can do it. Arsenal did it before, so why not?”
The ‘Arsenal did it, why can’t we’ argument crops up in the first few months of the season every year. Then, in every year so far, it’s resulted in embarrassment when the latest set of ‘invincibles’ end up losing that title.
Last year it was Manchester City, in 2014/15 it was Chelsea, now it’s Liverpool, but there’s still a very long way to go until May.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have already come close to defeat once, with a Daniel Sturridge goal in the 89th minute saving them from a loss at Stamford Bridge. They also ended up having to play for a draw as Arsenal pushed for a winner at the Emirates Stadium in November.
In the next few weeks, Liverpool have more tough fixtures coming up, including that away trip to Wolves, hosting Arsenal and travelling to Manchester City. Then there’s a trip to Old Trafford in February, just days after they have to play Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
That’s all before the pressure really starts to ramp up towards the end of the season, where every game becomes a cup final and every team want to be the ones to beat you and end your run.
We’ll see how Jurgen Klopp’s side handle the next few weeks and take things from there.