Arsene Wenger backs Liverpool to beat his Arsenal team’s unbeaten Premier League run

Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger
Jurgen Klopp could replicate Arsene Wenger’s achievement this season (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger has backed Liverpool to beat the record run of unbeaten games in the Premier League, set by his Arsenal team, and go the whole season without a loss.

The Reds are 22 points clear at the top of the table and already have the title wrapped up, barring a monumental collapse.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have won 25 and drawn one of their games so far and have extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 43 matches, stretching back to last January.

Wenger’s team went undefeated in the league in 2003/04 and enjoyed a run of 49 matches without a loss which ran into the following season. setting a record in the Premier League.

The Frenchman knows there is a lot of work ahead of Klopp and his men, but sees no reason why they cannot top that 49-match mark and remain undefeated till the end of the season.

‘They are doing exceptionally well,’ Wenger told Sporf.

‘They put a team together that is very efficient, very consistent and has good fighting qualities as well, so let’s see.

‘The records are there to be beaten and they can do it.’

Asked whether he would be sad to see Klopp take his record, Wenger replied: ‘He has to fight for himself and I would completely understand that.’

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, who played in Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ team, believes the Reds have been a bit lucky to remain unbeaten at this stage.

‘If they do it we will congratulate, but we will see,’ said the German.

‘Liverpool has done, I think, lucky spells already, but it’s probably because they worked harder than the other ones.

‘If they keep going they deserve it, but it’s a long way.’

Liverpool are back in Premier League action on Monday night against West Ham as they look to bounce back from Champions League disappointment this week.

Klopp’s men were beaten 1-0 by Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their last 16 tie in Spain, their second defeat in European competition this season after losing at Napoli in the group stage.

The Premier League’s all-time record goal-scorer, Alan Shearer, can see Liverpool achieving the domestic feat, though.

‘I do think they want to go the season unbeaten,’ he told the Sun.

‘With this team and with this manager, they are capable of very special things.

‘To go this season unbeaten would be something very, very special.

‘I wouldn’t bet against them doing it now.’

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