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Liverpool equal club Premier League record as Klopp reaches 300 points faster than Dalglish

5:41 PM WAT 17/08/2019
Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2019-20
The German equalled a Reds icon as the club matched its best league run of the modern era with a narrow win at St. Mary's

Liverpool equalled one of the club's own Premier League records on Saturday while Jurgen Klopp surpassed a club legend to a record of his own.

The Reds topped Southampton 2-1 on Saturday at St. Mary's as goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino continued the Reds' perfect start to the Premier League campaign.

Last year's Champions League winners were able to survive a howler from goalkeeper Adrian, who gave the ball straight to former Liverpool forward Danny Ings in his second start in place of the injured Alisson.

Still, Liverpool overcame the error to win their 11th consecutive Premier League match with the team's most recent loss in the league coming in that infamous January 3 defeat to eventual champions Manchester City, the Reds' only defeat of the 2018-19 campaign.

Since then, the team has rattled off 11 consecutive wins, equalling their best-ever winning streak in the competition.

That streak is level with the run put together by Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool between February and April 2014, a season where Liverpool also fell short to Manchester City in the title race.

Rodgers' managerial replacement Klopp took charge in 2015, and on Saturday he surpassed a record held by the legendary Kenny Dalglish.

Klopp has now amassed 300 points in his first 146 matches in charge of Liverpool while it took Anfield icon Dalglish 150 games to reach the same mark.

It's also the second Premier League win in as many games for the Reds, having topped Norwich 4-1 in their domestic opener, as Liverpool have won their first two league games to a season in back-to-back campaigns for only the third time in the Premier League era. The team had previously done so in 1993-94 and 1994-95.

The win continued Liverpool's dominance over Southampton, as the Saints have now lost each of their last five league games against Liverpool by an aggregate score of 13-2.

Liverpool have also taken on Manchester City and Chelsea this campaign, having lost to the former in the Community Shield while edging the latter on penalties midweek to lift the UEFA Super Cup.

Next up for Liverpool is a home match against Arsenal as the Gunners head to Anfield having won both of their Premier League matches as well.