How Liverpool’s PPG compares to the longest unbeaten runs of all time
Liverpool’s unbeaten run in the Premier League may have come to end, but it was still a fantastic achievement from Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Reds had gone 44 league games without a loss before Watford ended that streak with a 3-0 win at Vicarage Road on Saturday night.
We’ve looked at the longest unbeaten runs of all time in Europe’s top five leagues to see how Liverpool compare with the greats.
After their 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in January 2019, Liverpool went 422 days unbeaten in the Premier League until their game against Watford.
They won 39 and drew five of their 44 league matches in that period, picking up 122 points out of a possible 132 at a rate of 2.77 points per game.
Liverpool are the only side on this list not to win a domestic title during their unbeaten run, although they are currently 22 points clear at the top of the table.
— Premier League (@premierleague) February 29, 2020
Juventus’ unbeaten run in Serie A started at the back end of the 2010-11 season, with a 2-2 draw against Napoli.
They then went the following campaign unbeaten under Antonio Conte, winning 23 and drawing 15 of their 38 games to secure the league title.
However, their run came to an end 11 games into the 2012-13 season when Inter Milan got a famous 3-1 win at the Juventus Stadium.
The Italians had gone 49 games unbeaten over 538 days, picking up 113 points out of a possible 147 at a rate of 2.3 points per game.
After Liverpool’s defeat, Arsenal still hold the record for the longest unbeaten run in Premier League history.
It began with a 6-1 win over Southampton in May 2003 and it continued throughout the 2003-04 season as the Gunners won the league title as Invincibles.
Just like Juventus, Arsenal were 49 and out as they fell to a controversial 2-0 defeat against arch-rivals Manchester United in October 2004.
Their unbeaten run lasted 539 days, one day longer than the Italians, and they got 121 points out of a possible 147 at a rate of 2.47 points per game.
2. Bayern Munich
Bayern have dominated German football over the last few years and they went 53 games unbeaten between October 2012 and April 2014.
Jupp Heynckes’ side won 21 and drew four of their last 25 league games in 2012-13 and they went on to win a famous treble that season.
Pep Guardiola then took over at the Allianz Arena, and he was unbeaten in his first 28 Bundesliga games before a much-changed side lost 1-0 against Augsburg.
Bayern got 145 points out of a possible 159 during the unbeaten run and that works out at 2.73 points per game.
1. AC Milan
However, Milan’s team between May 1991 and March 1993 have the longest unbeaten run.
After losing against Bari at the end of the 1990-91 season, Milan went 58 league games without losing before they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Parma 672 days later.
That Milan team won Serie A as Invincibles in 1991-92 and they are widely recognised as one of the best club sides of all time.
Overall, the Italians won 39 games and drew 19 during their unbeaten run and got 2.34 points per game on average.
AC Milan went unbeaten for 58 games in Serie A. The incredible run began 05/26/1991 and ended 21/03/1993 against Parma.
— Football Remind (@FootballRemind) February 29, 2020