Liverpool is finally champion – the most entertaining teams not to win the Premier League title.

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Liverpool were on the verge of breaking records en route to their first ever Premier League crown.

But the coronavirus pandemic has stopped football for the foreseeable future and the 2019/20 season could be canceled and could leave the Reds empty-handed.

The title can be withdrawn in the most unpredictable circumstances

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The title can be withdrawn in the most unpredictable circumstances

It would be a cruel setback for a club that has mocked opposition supporters for years for its inability to win a title since 1990.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were the best team in the country with a 25-point lead over Manchester City, second.

But unless hopes for the Premier League to resume the season in June are realized, it looks like there will be no champion title at Anfield for another year.

A title they have won, not that it will be a great consolation to the Liverpool players, is the label of “the most entertaining team NOT to win the Premier League” this millennium.

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It is thanks to the betting firm Spreadex, which conducted the study based on the composition of “Team Performance” bets for each match played by each Premier League team in the past 20 seasons.

The teams receive points in each match played on the basis of: 25 points to win the match, 10 points for the draw, 0 for the defeat, 15 points per goal scored, 10 points for a white sheet, 3 per corner taken, -5 for each yellow card received and -15 for any red card.

As mentioned, Liverpool 2019/20 leads this league with a score of 76.66. Their 2018/19 team is second in the table, while their 2013/14 and 2008/09 teams are also in the top ten.

Below you can see the top ten Premier League teams not to win the title this millennium.

Klopp can at least celebrate this title victory…

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Klopp can at least celebrate this title victory…


10. Arsenal 2004/05 (66.68 points)

Arsenal finished second in a season that saw its 49-game Premier League streak ended.

This season marked a new age in the elite with Chelsea breaking the rivalry between Arsenal and Man United by winning the title in the first season of Jose Mourinho. The Gunners would finish fourth the following season.

9. Manchester United 2001/02 (68.21 points)

The Red Devils finished third behind Arsenal and Liverpool in 2001/02, which was a poor finish by the standards that Sir Alex Ferguson had set for him.

However, things got better the following season by winning the title by five points.

8. Liverpool 2008/09 (69.66 points)

It was the first time Liverpool had become a title contender this millennium, but Man United was ultimately too good for them.

The Reds failed to start the season after finishing in seventh.

It would not be the first time that Liverpool and Gerrard have failed in a title race

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It would not be the first time that Liverpool and Gerrard have failed in a title race

7. Tottenham 2016/17 (71.03 points)

This Spurs team, which did well to finish second, was ridiculed for having won the false price of “putting pressure” on the Chelsea champions. However, Antonio Conte’s team won the title with two games to go.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team, and no other team, fell short of the champions of the following season, Man City, and fell by one place in third.

6. Manchester City 2019/20 (71.29 points)

Pep Guardiola’s team may be far from the current leaders, but they still played good points football this quarter and had 57 points in 28 games.

City actually scored more goals than Liverpool but was dropped in defense

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City actually scored more goals than Liverpool but was dropped in defense

5. Liverpool 2013/14 (71.37 points)

Again, Liverpool was appointed to the post by a Manchester club, even though it was Man City in 2013/14.

The Reds fell into the same trap: they did not progress the following season by sliding to sixth place.

4. Manchester United 2009/10 (73.18 points)

Chelsea was the champion of England, beating United by one point in 2009/10.

However, Ferguson’s men roared back the following season and ended up winning the title by nine points.

The departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez meant that it was up to Wayne Rooney to get United's goals

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The departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez meant that it was up to Wayne Rooney to get United’s goals

3. Manchester United 2011/12 (75.05 points)

United most dramatically lost the league title thanks to Sergio Aguero’s last strike against QPR in 2011/12.

But the Red Devils were much better than Man City the following season, winning the title by eleven points. It was the last time United won the Premier League.

2. Liverpool 2018/19 (76.11 points)

Finishing with 97 points would normally be more than enough to win the league, but they were beaten again by Man City, who scored 98.

Klopp’s men got even better the following season.

1. Liverpool 2019/20 (76.66 points)

So Klopp’s current Liverpool team has been judged to be the most entertaining team for not winning the Premier League this millennium.

They’ve only lost points in two of their 29 games this season, so it’s pretty amazing that they’re still not crowned champions.

Would be Klopp and co. to be able to recover from such a heartbreaking setback?

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Would be Klopp and co. to be able to recover from such a heartbreaking setback?




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