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Liverpool’s 7-0 goal at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon was Jurgen Klopp’s 127th in the Premier League, a significant milestone for the German.
With 127 wins, Klopp surpasses Rafa Benítez as Liverpool’s most successful Premier League manager.
As Opta noted, Klopp hit the record number in just 196 games. Benítez, who was the Reds’ coach from 2004 to 2010, took over 32 more games than Klopp, making the current boss’s win rate even more impressive.
Third on the list is Gerard Houllier, who left Liverpool in 2004 with 112 wins in 228 games.
Roy Evans (87 wins) and Brendan Rodgers (63) make up the rest of the top five.
Bill Shankly leads Liverpool’s all-time win chart with a whopping 407 in all competitions, though no coach has a higher winning percentage than Klopp overall (61.11%).
Klopp could hardly have asked for a more perfect game to break the record, with his team crushing seven against Crystal Palace for just their second away win of the season.
Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah scored twice, while Takumi Minamno, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson also scored to keep Liverpool at the top of the table for the third Christmas in a row.
Klopp’s record win wasn’t the only significant statistic in the game.
Liverpool’s victory was also the Reds’ biggest away win since the arrival of the Premier League. spirit the first time that seven different players have assisted a goal for a team in a match.
Finally, it was also the second time in Premier League history that a team has had scorers from four different continents (Mane, Salah – Africa, Firmino – South America, Minamino – Asia, Henderson – Europe).
According to the BBCThe first time this happened was in Wimbledon’s 4-1 win over Barnsley in 1997, which was also played at Selhurst Park, interestingly enough.