Liverpool’s remarkable 3-0 defeat at Watford brought to an end a 44-game unbeaten run in the Premier League – just five more games to meet Arsenal’s top-flight record.
It also meant they failed to secure an English league record 19th continuous win, finishing their run on 18 – joint with Manchester City’s landmark.
Liverpool’s previous top-flight loss came when they were beaten 2-1 by eventual champions City on 3 January 2019 – 422 days ago.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were the third Premier League team to manage more than a year without losing. Arsenal – whose 49 games included the entire 2003-04 season – and Chelsea (from October 2004 to November 2005) are the others.
Liverpool’s only domestic defeats in that period were against Wolves in the FA Cup last January and their young team losing to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup in December. If you include penalties you can throw in this season’s Community Shield too.
Despite that unbeaten run, Liverpool did not win any domestic trophies in 2019. Their success came in international tournaments, becoming the first English side to hold the Champions League, Uefa Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup titles simultaneously.