Liverpool: What happened the previous times Liverpool won 10 league games in a row?
Victory against title rivals Manchester City this weekend will make it 30 points out of a possible 30 for Brendan Rodgers' side
Thursday 10 April 2014
Liverpool can secure their 10th league win in a row against Manchester City on Sunday and move within touching distance of the Premier League title.
Here,we take a look at what happened on the previous six occasions when the Reds went on a run of 10 consecutive wins.
The club's record winning streak is 11 games, co-owned by Kenny Dalglish and Rafa Benitez.
1981-82 (Champions): The Merseysiders won 10 games between March and May 1982, helping them win the First Division title ahead of Ipswich Town.
Two goals from Ronnie Whelan and one from Ian Rush saw the club lift the League Cup too, beating Tottenham 3-1 at the old Wembley.
The latter finished the season as the Reds' top scorer, bagging 30 goals in 49 appearances.
1982-83 (Champions): Liverpool claimed the league title and League Cup double again the following season, pipping Ipswich Town to top spot once more.
Their 10-game winning streak between January and February 1983 was enough to hand them the consecutive titles, despite only picking up two points from their last seven fixtures.
Head coach at the time, Bob Paisley, is still recognised as one of the clubs most successful managers in their 122-year history.
1985-86 (Champions): Ten wins between March and May 1986 saw Liverpool win the league title just two points ahead of neighbours Everton.
The Reds also added the FA Cup to their trophy cabinet but were knocked out in the semi-finals of the League Cup, losing 3-2 to QPR on aggregate. Ian Rush continued his unbelievable goals record, grabbing 33 in 56 appearances.
1988-89: Liverpool went on a record 11-game winning streak under Dalglish from February 18 until March 4.
The Hillsborough tragedy followed on April 15 before they went on to win the FA Cup final, against Everton, who had halted their wining run in March.
1990-91: The season began with a 10-game winning streak between August and October 1990, however, they ended the campaign with eight defeats, two of which came against eventual title winners Arsenal.
Poor performances followed in the FA and League Cups too, bowing out of the fifth and third round respectively.
Rush's 26 goals that season took his overall Liverpool career total to 270 goals in 459 appearances.
Gerrard celebrates his brilliant goal in the 2006 FA Cup final
2005-06: Despite finishing third and nine points behind league winners Chelsea, it was still a largely successful campaign for Liverpool.
They won the FA Cup in the most dramatic of fashions, Steven Gerrard smashing in a last-minute equaliser to force extra-time against West Ham, where the Reds eventually won the match 3-1 on penalties.
Liverpool won 10 games on the spin between October and December 2005, but it was not enough to deny mega-rich Chelsea back-to-back league titles.
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