97 Points Would Have Won Liverpool The League In 25 Of The Past 27 Seasons

Liverpool have finished the 2018/19 Premier League with 97 points, but Manchester City have pipped them to the title after compiling an even bigger 98 points.

The Reds, with 97 points, would have won the competition in the following seasons; 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

In 2018, Manchester City won the league title at a canter. The Blues recorded a staggering 100 points and they continued that relentless pace into the 2018/19 campaign, racking up a massive 98 points.

Image: PA
Image: PA

This season, they had the threat of Liverpool who mounted an incredible title bid but the Reds have come up short. One point to be precise.

Jurgen Klopp's side lost just one game. ONE game. They suffered their only league defeat at Manchester City in January.

And speaking after Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Wolves, Klopp admitted it hurt not being crowned champions of England.

"Of course it hurts," he said. "97 points, come on. It's a crazy number. It's the best season I ever played with a team."

Still, it's a huge improvement from last season. Liverpool finished fourth with 75 points in the 2017/18 term.

While Liverpool have failed to raise silverware, several of their players won individual accolades.

Virgil van Dijk was named PFA Players' Player of the Year and both Mohamed Salah & Sadio Mane, along with Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, share the Premier League Golden Boot.

Alisson has also won the Premier League Golden Glove. The Brazilian stopper recorded an impressive 21 clean sheets in his debut season in England.

Klopp, however, still has the chance to win his first trophy for Liverpool.

His team face Tottenham in the Champions League final on June 1.

Will Liverpool raise silverware in Madrid? Let us know what you think.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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