Liverpool failed to end their 29-year wait to win the English Premier League again after finishing second in the final standings behind Manchester City with 97 points.
In the match that took place at the Anfield stadium, Liverpool acted as the host and was able to dominate the guest, Wolverhampton, with two goals without reply.
Unfortunately, despite being able to win in the last match, Liverpool could not lift the English Premier League trophy this season, because in the other match Manchester City successfully beat Brighton 4-1.
Liverpool managed to collect 97 points, which itself is an achievement in the history of the club in the English Premier League era.
Not only the most points, but there are also still some other unique facts and records set by Liverpool this season. Here are three of them:
Liverpool's most points record
An additional three points after bending Wolverhampton helped Liverpool to collect a total of 97 points which is their highest number in the history of the English Premier League. Previously, the highest point achieved by Liverpool was 86 points, which was carved in the 2008-2009 season. At that time Liverpool had 25 victories, drew 11 times and lost 2 in 38 matches. Unfortunately, despite being able to break the highest point record, Liverpool still failed to lift the English Premier League trophy.
Ill-fate of the Reds
Jurgen Klopp-led side became the first team in history to have won 30 matches, and won 97 points in one season but fail to win the title. Even Leicester City, who won the 2015-16 Premier League won 81 points and only registered 23 wins throughout the season. Liverpool goalkeeper Allison Becker won the Golden Glove award with 21 clean sheets, but still the title failed to come to Liverpool's cupboard.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, the most contributing defender
The name of the youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold became the talk of the town throughout the 2018/19 season. The 20-year-old wingback has given 12 assists in the Premier League this season. This note made him the defender with most assists in the competition or tournament throughout this year. Not only in the English Premier League, Trent Alexander-Arnold also succeeded in delivering a tricky corner that helped Liverpool defeat Barcelona, and ensuring that they step into the Champions League final.
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Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with 7 years of experience. He has also worked with Sportzwiki and India.com. Jeet is a sports lover but has special liking for football. He follows the football league’s around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.