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Klopp and Liverpool defend unbeaten Wednesday run

27 Jan 2020
Klopp and Robertson, Liverpool

Manager has never lost a match on the day they face West Ham as we look at clubs with best records on each day of the week

When Liverpool travel to West Ham United, their 40 Premier League matches without losing is not the only unbeaten run they will be defending.

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As well as being undefeated in the league since January 2019, they can boast an even longer streak when it comes to playing on Wednesdays.

They have not lost in 21 Wednesday matches, winning 15 and drawing six since losing 3-1 to Stoke City back in December 2012.

With Jurgen Klopp in charge for 14 of those, it means he has managed more matches on a specific day of the week without losing than any other coach in Premier League history.

Most matches on a day without defeat
Manager Day Matches unbeaten
Jurgen Klopp Wed 14
Sir Bobby Robson Mon 10
Luiz Felipe Scolari  Sat 
Arsene Wenger  Fri 
Pep Guardiola  Mon 
Guus Hiddink Sun 8

But Liverpool's 21-match run falls some way short of the longest unbeaten streak on a certain day.

The record is held by Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United, who played 51 times, also on a Wednesday, between September 1992 and March 2002 without a defeat.

Klopp's current Liverpool side are third on the list, thanks to their unbeaten sequence on Saturdays, and can overtake Chelsea if they avoid losing to Southampton, Norwich City and Watford in their next three Saturday fixtures.

 Longest unbeaten runs on a day 
Club Day First match Last match Matches unbeaten
Man Utd Wed 2 Sep 1992 6 Mar 2002 51
Chelsea Sat 3 Feb 2007 28 Feb 2009 35
Liverpool Sat 17 Mar 2018 Active 33
Arsenal Sat 5 Apr 2003 1 Jan 2005 32

But despite Liverpool's long unbeaten Wednesday run, they are still not the best-performing Premier League team on that day of the week.

Their 1.88 points per match on a Wednesday ranks second to Man Utd's 2.11.

In fact, Man Utd have the best record of all clubs on all but two days.

Tottenham Hotspur are the only team with a better Thursday record, while on Fridays they trail AFC Bournemouth, Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Best PL clubs on each day 
Day Club Matches played Pts/match
Mon Man Utd 65 2.23
Tue Man Utd 50 2.06
Wed Man Utd 111 2.11
Thu Spurs 12 2.17
Fri AFC Bournemouth 2 3.00
Sat Man Utd 540 2.16
Sun Man Utd 275 1.86

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