Liverpool’s biggest PL wins: Will Blades join the list of victims?

As the title race enters its final furlong, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are all within one point of each other going into Sunday’s fixtures. What keeps the Reds off top spot at the moment is their goal difference, which is seven inferior to Arsenal’s +46.

But Klopp’s men have the chance to close that gap in the approaching midweek fixtures, with a home game against the doomed Sheffield United. With that in mind, let’s reminisce over Liverpool's biggest PL wins of all time.

Virgil van Dijk scored in Liverpool's 2-0 win at Bramall Lane – Photo by Icon Sport

Liverpool’s biggest PL wins:

Liverpool 6-0 Derby County – 1st September 2007

Few clubs’ biggest PL wins fail to include a game against the infamous 2007/08 Derby County side.

The Rams only managed to get 11 points all season, and were always easy prey at Anfield. Fernando Torres and Xabi Alonso both scored braces in this game.

Liverpool 6-0 Manchester City – 28th October 1995

Liverpool vs Manchester City is a much more even contest now – Photo by Icon Sport

How times have changed in the Premier League era. Manchester City were unrecognisable from the club they are today in this game almost 30 years ago.

The Reds’ now-rivals were relegated this season and were no challenge for a Liverpool side fielding the likes of John Barnes, Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler.

Liverpool 7-1 Southampton – 16th January 1999

Southampton have been on the end of some serious beatings in the Premier League era. Though they may have since been beaten 8-0, this visit to Anfield will still have stung.

Liverpool ran riot in this midwinter clash, with a hat-trick from Robbie Fowler and 19-year-old Michael Owen scoring one and assisting two.

Liverpool 7-0 Manchester United – 5th March 2023

Liverpool's seven goal smashing shocked the world – Photo by Icon Sport

2022/23 was far from Liverpool’s most successful season, but it did contain perhaps their most famous Premier League result – a 7-0 hammering of their eternal rivals, Manchester United.

United may never live down the embarrassment handed to them by Cody Gakpo, Roberto Firmino, Darwin Nunez and, of course, Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth – 27th August 2022

Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz ran riot against the Cherries – Photo by Icon Sport

Briefly returning to Southampton, the Saints’ embarrassing pair of record Premier League 8-0 defeats were superceded by their south coast rivals, Bournemouth.

With a stunning seven different goalscorers, Bournemouth were humiliated on a balmy Anfield afternoon. The ignominy of the defeat saw then Cherries boss Scott Parker walk the plank.

Recent home record vs newly promoted teams:

Since 2019/20, Liverpool’s record against the Premier League’s newly promoted sides is as follows:

  • Wins: 20
  • Draws: 6
  • Losses: 3

A formidable record, but not a perfect one. With the exception of a home loss to Fulham in the COVID-19-riddled 2020/21, all of their dropped points to newly promoted sides have come away from Anfield

Record vs bottom-finishers

Liverpool played out a chaotic 4-4 draw with 20th placed Southampton last season – Photo by Icon Sport

Liverpool have won 89% of their games against the eventual bottom-finishers since 2013/14.

They score an average of 3.17 goals in these fixtures and concede 1.05, for an average margin of just over two goals. Intriguingly, the Reds have kept more clean sheets away to 20th placed sides than at home.

Liverpool handicap odds vs Sheffield Utd:

One of Liverpool’s biggest PL wins yet? Salah could make it so
Mohamed Salah has already netted one against the Blades – Photo by Icon Sport

History shows that Liverpool are overwhelming favourites in this midweek clash. Their average scoreline of 3-1 against bottom-finishers is a good starting point. 

They have not kept a clean sheet at home to the eventual 20th placed side since April 2019. Liverpool have also conceded a considerable volume more expected goals than actual goals, so Sheffield United may well nick one.

But, just three goals for the Reds at home to a side that has already conceded 74 seems a little low, particularly when Liverpool have scored 65 and Mo Salah is back from injury.

As such, our prediction is a 5-1 thumping, a handicap of -3 at 11/5 is excellent value.

For more midweek Premier League betting tips, check out our Arsenal first goalscorer odds and predictions.


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William Evans is a football and politics fanatic. A first-class graduate of UEA's Broadcast and Digital Journalism MA course, he also achieved a first class degree in politics and media studies during his time at UEA.