The Premier League's Best Ever Teams Ranked G.O.A.T To Overrated
Liverpool are on the verge of breaking a whole heap of Premier League records and that's leaving everyone raving about them as one of the greatest teams in the competitions history.
Jurgen Klopp's team are just 13 games away from going the whole season unbeaten and would overhaul Arsenal's 49 game run by five if they managed it, could have a record total of 112 points and win the title in record time.
But where do they currently fit in the echelons of Premier League history right now? We ranked some of the league's best teams.
G.O.A.T: Manchester United 2007/08
Great: Manchester United 1998/1999, Chelsea 2004/05, Chelsea 2005/06, Manchester City 2018/19, Chelsea 2009/10, Leicester City 2015/16, Liverpool 2019/20, Manchester City 2017/18.
Average: Blackburn Rovers 1994/95, Manchester United 1995/96, Manchester United 2000/01, Manchester United 2008/09
Underrated: Liverpool 2013/14, Bolton Wanderers 2004/05, Newcastle United 1995/96, Everton 2004/05
Overrated: Arsenal 2003/04
Okay I can already hear the Arsenal fans but I'm going to get to them later, sorry. It's an opinion piece so everyone is going to have a differing opinion, it's okay.
Sir Alex Ferguson's 2007/08 vintage were an incredible side that had one of the best defences in the league's history paired with an attack that was just as good.
Edwin van der Saar, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra amongt the back line, Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick in the middle and Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez and Dimitar Berbatov upfront.
More Like ThisMore Like This
I did consider both Chelsea's 2004/05 team and Manchester City's 100 point winning side from 2017/18 as the top dogs and Liverpool are certainly making a great argument for it.
One thing that goes against the current Reds' side is the lack of quality throughout the rest of the league. Not to denigrate how good their season has been, it's been unreal, but the rest of the league is undoubtedly poor.
Jose Mourinho's first season in charge of the Blues was a defensive masterclass, with the west London side only conceding 15 goals all season.
Conversely Pep Guardiola's first title win saw his team score an incredible 106 goals, with Gabriel Jesus' 94th minute winner against Southampton securing their 100th point.
Maybe putting Blackburn Rovers in the 'average' section, they are also Premier League title winners, but that's where I've decided to put them.
They do still sit alongside the double double winners at Old Trafford as well as the two sides who won three in-a-row for United, no one else has done it. There's a lot of United but they've won it 13 times, what do you expect.
Underrated sides might not have won the league but Liverpool's 2013/14 side came damn close and were incredible going forward.
Newcastle United's great entertainers are in a similar position whilst Big Sam's Bolton and David Moyes' Everton both qualified for Europe in the 2004/05 season. The streets will never forget those four sides.
Liverpool are trying to overtake Arsenal's record of 49 games unbeaten and winning the league without losing a game but were Arsene Wenger's side really as good as is thought?
Sure they were a very good side and with the likes of Sol Campbell, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and Thierry Henry were blessed with some of the best players of a generation. They may even belong in the 'great' section but because people think they're the G.O.A.Ts I have to say they're actually overrated.
The Gunners may not have lost in the 2003/04 season but they drew 12 times! Liverpool would only do that if they drew 11 of their final 13 games.
Not only that but Arsenal couldn't even back up the legacy of being one of the best teams in Premier League history. Of the second tier only them and Leicester weren't part of a multiple title winning run and no one considers the Foxes' side the best ever.
Invincibles are overrated. There, I said it!
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read