Liverpool maintained their strong away record on Sunday with a 4-0 thumping of Bournemouth at Dean Court.
Goals from Mo Salah, Dejan Lovren, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino ensured that Jurgen Klopp’s side returned to winning ways after enduring frustrating back-to-back draws in their last two league games.
While the victory underlined the Reds’ strong form on the road in recent weeks, the run they are on is a unique one in terms of the history of the Premier League. For this, their fourth consecutive away win by a margin of three or more goals, is the first time in the competition’s history that this feat has been achieved.
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The 4-0 victory at the weekend comes after defeating Brighton 5-1 at the Amex at the beginning of the month, in addition to the 3-0 and 4-1 wins against Stoke and West Ham respectively in November – all achieved since their 4-1 trouncing at the hands of Tottenham at Wembley in late October
The win also puts their indifferent home form into greater focus, considering they have won five games out of nine away from home this season, but have won just four out of nine at Anfield (with the last three matches ending in draws).
Interestingly, they are also far more prolific away from Anfield, scoring 24 goals as the visiting team compared to 14 when they are the hosts (though it should be noted that they have conceded just three goals at home in the league this campaign, compared to 17 away).
It all adds more fuel to the theory that this is a Liverpool side that lacks balance, but also one that is capable of blowing teams away if they are in the right form for it.
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