As the English Premier League picks back up this week, Liverpool is on the verge of winning its first English soccer championship in 30 years and its first Premier League title ever. If Manchester City loses to Arsenal on Wednesday, Liverpool can wrap up its long-awaited Premier League title with a derby win against Merseyside rivals Everton on June 21.

Before the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to the season in March, Liverpool had been enjoying the most successful season by points per game in the history of Europe’s top five leagues. Through Matchweek 29, Liverpool had amassed an astounding 82 points — more points than six of the Premier League’s previous 27 champions. Liverpool has won 2.83 points per game, far surpassing those exceptional City teams of the very recent past. If it keeps up its current pace, Liverpool will finish with 107 points, smashing Manchester City’s single-season points record of 100.

Although it’s been knocked out of this season’s competition, Liverpool is the current holder of the UEFA Champions League title. The team also holds the FIFA Club World Cup title. Everything certainly has been coming up Liverpool over the course of the past year — so much so that it’s easy to forget the other team firmly entrenched at the top of the table before Liverpool’s ascendence.

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