Sunday 4 October 2020 will go down as one of probably the most ridiculous days in Premier League historical past.
After Manchester United’s bonkers 6-1 defeat to Tottenham, you’d have been forgiven for pondering that Aston Villa vs Liverpool would end up to be an altogether much less dramatic affair. Wrong.
If something, it was even more surprising, with the reigning Premier League champions falling to a crushing 7-2 defeat in opposition to Dean Smith’s side.
It was the first time that United and Liverpool have conceded more than six goals on the identical day. That’s not simply within the Premier League by the best way, that record stretches all of the back to the 2 clubs’ formation within the nineteenth century.
If you want loopy stats like that, strap your self in as we’re solely simply getting began.
Statman Dave was fast to point out that Liverpool’s start to the season pales as compared to previous years. During the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 campaigns, the Reds conceded one and three goals respectively. This time period, they have already let in 11. Wow.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are also the first reigning English top-flight champions to concede seven in a league match since Arsenal did it in opposition to Sunderland all the best way back in September 1953. It was also the first time Liverpool had shipped seven since April 1963 in opposition to Tottenham. Thanks to Opta for both of these stats.
We do not simply do staff stats right here at although. We also love a good player record.
For occasion, it’s possible you’ll have an interest to know that Ollie Watkins grew to become simply the tenth player to score a Premier League hat trick in opposition to the Reds – and the first to do it since Dimitar Berbatov danced his method via Liverpool’s defence in September 2010.
Then there’s Adrian. Poor old, hapless Adrian. The blunder he made for Villa’s first was the fifth error that has instantly led to a goal in his Liverpool career to date. That’s as many as Alisson has managed in 92 matches. Oh expensive.