With all Premier League action currently on-hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've decided to assess how the 2019/20 season has panned out so far.

MSc Football Business student Nathan Brown analyses runaway leaders Liverpool and their outstanding season, whilst also comparing Jurgen Klopp's men to one of the competition's greatest ever teams... Arsenal's historic 'Invincibles'.

So much has already been written of this current Liverpool side. They’re free-flowing, high-pressing, have two flying full-backs complimented by a hard-working midfield three, and currently lead the Premier League by a sizeable 25 points.

Masterminded by the enigmatic German manager, Jurgen Klopp, the Reds have regained their status as a world super club, but have they eclipsed the achievements of the only side to go a whole Premier League season unbeaten, Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’?

In two words, statistically yes. Over the course of the 2019/20 season so far, Liverpool have dropped just five points, drawing 1-1 against Manchester United and losing to a resurgent Watford side in February 3-0. Having played only 29 games this season before the COVID-19 outbreak, Klopp’s men had won 27 games, compared to the 26 that Arsenal notched up in the 2003/04 season. Likewise, their goal difference stands at 45, two behind Arsenal’s 47, which with nine games of the season left to play, you’d bet your house on being overtaken. While Arsenal were able to remain undefeated in 2003/04, they did fail to win 12 of their games, which of course is no mean feat in itself.

This statistic aside, Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles will justifiably argue their case on being the greatest team of the Premier League era, solely by holding the invincible accolade alone. Yet their numbers don’t hold water in comparison to their Merseyside counterparts. Both managers developed teams of immeasurable quality, flair, creativity and steel throughout their ranks, racking up truly incredible numbers along the way but the inescapable truth of the debate is that Liverpool themselves have won more games despite playing nine less games.

Arsenal dropped 24 points in that season, meaning Liverpool would need to drop another 19 in their remaining nine games to just match the Gunners’ 90 points for the season, despite having won 93% of their 29 fixtures thus far. The odds on that eventuality aren’t in favour of the London side, but we can’t forget what an achievement it is to remain undefeated for a 38-game season, so Wenger and his players deserve all the credit and plaudits that have rightly been thrown their way.

Regardless of this though, in the modern era of English football, we’ve never seen a team quite like this incredible Liverpool side.