Is This Liverpool’s Best Ever Defence in the Premier League Era?

Is This Liverpool’s Best Ever Defence in the Premier League Era?
October 30, 2018 Andrew Beasley

 

With less than a quarter of an hour to go against Cardiff City, it looked like Liverpool would notch up a minor but not insignificant record in the illustrious history of the great club. The Reds were on the brink of recording 10 clean sheets in a row at Anfield in the league for the first time in their 126 year existence. Sadly it wasn’t to be, as the visitors got back into the match through a goal that was wholly undeserved, whatever certain corners of the media might claim.

While 10 shut-outs would’ve set a new high mark, Liverpool would still have needed to keep Fulham at bay for four minutes in their next league fixture at Anfield to set a new record for minutes without conceding. Although Rafa’s Reds kept 11 clean sheets in a row in 2005/06, to set a new club record, it was actually the following season when their defence went 934 minutes without being breached in the league on home turf.

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