Man United and the teams Liverpool must overcome to equal Arsenal’s Invincibles record

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Liverpool are on course for Premier League glory this season.

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But a first title win for the Merseyside club in 30 years will not be the only accolade in the sights of Jurgen Klopp and his side.

After beating Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, the Reds extended their recent unbeaten run to 38-games, with 21 of those matches coming this season.

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They are now only 11 games short of matching the record set by the Arsenal Invincibles – 49 games without suffering a loss in the English topflight.

When Arsenal set the record 15 years, in November 2014 the season after going a full Premier League campaign without defeat in 2003/04, it seemed impossible that their achievement would be matched, let alone surpassed, any time soon.

However, Liverpool have shown they could be the side to match the Gunners this season and Arsenal fans will now be worried that their most prized record could be wiped away in just a few months time.

There is some hope yet for the north London side, as Liverpool face a number of challenging fixtures including a Janury showdown with Manchester United, leaving aside their success at sweeping away Leicester City, Manchester City and Spurs.

If they come through the first month of the new decade without harm, the chances are they can get even closer to the record.

Arsenal, who do not play Liverpool again until May and therefore cannot intervene themselves on this record, will then look to the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in March as a potential banana skin.

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Failing that, the last hurdle that Liverpool would have to overcome to equal Arsenal’s record is the biggest of all, as they must travel to face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Should they navigate that fixture, and all the previous games, without suffering defeat, the Reds will then be expected to set a new unbeaten record of 50 matches the following week against Aston Villa.

You can see their fixtures up until that potential record-breaking match below – plus the other games they will have to get through to match the other feat of the Invincibles to go a full season unbeaten.

Liverpool fixtures to match Arsenal Invincibles

Manchester United (H) – 19th January

Wolves (A) – 23rd January

West Ham (A) – 29th January

Southampton (H) – 1st February

Norwich City (A) – 15th February

West Ham (H) – 24th February

Watford (A) – 29th February

Bournemouth (H) – 7th March

Everton (A) – 14th March

Crystal Palace (H) – 21st March

Man City (A) – 4th April

Aston Villa (H) – 11th April

Liverpool fixtures to become Invincible

Brighton (A) – 18th April

Burnley (H) – 25th April

Arsenal (A) – 2nd May

Chelsea (H) – 9th May

Newcastle United (A) – 17th May



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