Liverpool whittled down their magic number to 39 with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday night. Thirty-nine more points and they’ll be champions of England for the 19th time. These 39 steps lead up a cliff, rather than down it.
Douglas Adams famously wrote in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy that "The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42." For Liverpool, after their 1-0 win over Wolves at Anfield on Sunday, that’s exactly right.
Liverpool wrapped up a busy week of football with as comfortable a victory as you will ever see away from home. The Reds beat Bournemouth 3-0 to continue their remarkable run of form against Eddie Howe’s side.
Liverpool won their first away game of the 2019/20 Premier League season by beating Southampton 2-1 at St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.
Prior to this game, the expected goal data from 2018/19 pointed towards a 2-0 win for Liverpool. Jürgen Klopp's team won by two goals in the end, but it was far from a straightforward, routine victory.
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