Georginio Wijnaldum has boldly claimed that Liverpool can emulate Arsenal’s legendary “Invincibles” by going the entire Premier League season unbeaten.
Wijnaldum has started in every single one of Liverpool’s eight games this season to help them build a stunning eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League having collected maximum points.
Should Jurgen Klopp’s side defeat Manchester United on Sunday, they will equal Manchester City’s league record of 18 consecutive wins.
Victory at Old Trafford may well also inspire Liverpool to make the record their own next weekend. It will set them up perfectly as they seek to bring home the English league trophy for the first time since 1990.
But Wijnaldum thinks the Reds can go one better by going the entire 38-game Premier League campaign undefeated.
The last time a team achieved this unbelievable feat was Arsenal in the 2003/04 season, where they recorded 26 wins and 12 draws to win a third league title under Arsene Wenger.
“It is possible. Nobody knows how it’s going to be,” said Wijnaldum, according to the Express.
“We have had some luck up to now, but we have also put a lot of hard work in.
“We don’t think about the fact that Arsenal did not lose in that season [and] just try to give everything in every game.”
For now, though, the European champions must focus on the present in the game at Old Trafford this weekend.
With a struggling United languishing down in 12th-place in the league, Liverpool are the apparent favourites to win.
“The way we handle every match is to respect the opponent and give 100 per cent,” added Wijnaldum.
“We try to do everything as good as possible, to work as hard as possible.
“Every game in the Premier League is tough. Look at the results we have had. I can’t remember a game where it was easy.
“We have won them all so far because we give everything and were totally concentrated. Also, we have had a little bit of luck.”
Joel Matip, meanwhile, gave Liverpool a welcome boost by signing a new long-term contract on Friday.