Big Match

Liverpool don't know how to lose

Liverpool's formidable fitness is apparent in the five times they have turned a draw into a win in the last 11 minutes, including the 95th-minute decider against Leicester two weeks ago.
Liverpool's formidable fitness is apparent in the five times they have turned a draw into a win in the last 11 minutes, including the 95th-minute decider against Leicester two weeks ago.PHOTO: DPA

They've many ways of winning and will equal City's record of 18 straight if they beat United

On March 3, the Merseyside derby finished 0-0. It had a dual significance: The blow to Liverpool's title hopes proved fatal as Manchester City won their last 14 matches. And, 71/2 months later, it remains the last time Liverpool dropped points.

They go to Old Trafford, scene of another stalemate last season, with 17 consecutive Premier League wins. Another win would defeat historic rivals, further the sense of crisis at Manchester United and equal two Premier League records: Chelsea's opening nine victories - the best start - in 2005-06 and City's overall best of 18 straight wins.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2019, with the headline 'Liverpool don't know how to lose'. Print Edition | Subscribe