Man Utd v Liverpool Odds: Jurgen Klopp has Premier League history in his sights against Ole Gunnar Solskjaerby Jack Kitson / 18 October 2019, 11:56Tweet
Only one manager in the Premier League era has started a season with nine consecutive wins.
The likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola have never been able to match the stunning feat of one Jose Mourinho, whose Chelsea side roared out of the blocks in 2005/06 with a maximum haul of 27 points from their opening nine fixtures.
On Sunday Jurgen Klopp has the chance to match Mourinho’s record at the home of Liverpool’s fiercest rivals, Man Utd, who could remarkably plummet into the relegation zone.
Given United’s wretched form - two wins from their last 13 top-flight fixtures - you may be surprised to learn that Solskjaer has actually accumulated more points from his first 29 Premier League matches at Man Utd (49), than Klopp did in the same number of matches at Liverpool (47).
However, it’s perhaps worth noting that Klopp’s most recent 29 games have wielded a whopping 76 points, a perfect 24 of which have been obtained this term.
In fact, Klopp can match another Premier League record on Sunday as his side go in search of their 18th straight league win, which would draw them level with Man City’s remarkable tally of 18 consecutive victories (2017) in Pep Guardiola’s second season at the helm.
But, Klopp has never tasted victory at Old Trafford in four visits as Liverpool manager. Three of those games have ended with the honours even - including a Europa League clash - while his sole defeat came to Mourinho in 2018. His side are priced at 4/6 (Bet Victor) to bag all three points this weekend.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer heads into the clash under pressure after picking up just nine points this season, United’s worst start to a season in 30 years.
The Norwegian is currently the second favourite in the Premier League Sack Race, and while a defeat won’t result in the chop, if the Red Devils lose by a titanic scoreline his position could well become untenable. Although, it's the club’s board, Not Ole, that have been slammed by the majority of supporters.