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Feb 1, 2020 at 3pm UK at ​Anfield
Attendance: 53,291
Liverpool
4-0
Southampton
Oxlade-Chamberlain (47'), Henderson (60'), Salah (72', 90')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Liverpool set new 131-year English football record with Southampton win

Liverpool set new 131-year record with Southampton win
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Liverpool set a new English top-flight record by opening up an unprecedented 22-point lead at the top of the Premier League table with victory over Southampton.

Liverpool have broken yet another record courtesy of their 4-0 victory over Southampton at Anfield on Saturday, opening up an unprecedented 22-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Jurgen Klopp's side withstood a string of Southampton chances in the first half but ran riot after the break, when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jordan Henderson scored before Mohamed Salah added a brace.

The result means that Liverpool have now taken 100 points from the last 102 on offer in the Premier League, including 73 from a possible 75 so far this season.

Having accumulated the most points at this stage of a campaign in the history of any of Europe's top five leagues, Liverpool have now also built the biggest lead at the end of a day in the 131-year history of English top-flight football.

City have the chance to close that gap back to 19 points when they face Tottenham Hotspur in North London on Sunday.

However, Liverpool need just seven more wins to guarantee their first English crown for 30 years and are currently on course to finish the campaign with 110 points, comfortably clear of Man City's 100-point record.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26251061154676
2Manchester CityMan City25163665293651
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
4Chelsea2612594336741
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2611784334940
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2610972824439
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd2610883829938
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
9Everton26106103438-436
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2566133043-1324
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418

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