Liverpool are on course to win their first league title in 30 years. Along the way, it is looking likely that they will break a few records doing so, further cementing themselves in top flight history.

One of the biggest records they are on course to break is the margin of points to second placed Manchester City. What are the top five title winning margins in Premier League history, and where could the current Liverpool team rank at the end of the season?

5. Manchester United – 11 points (2012/13).

With the ‘noisy neighbours’ clinching their first Premier League title the year before in what will always be remembered as the most climactic finish, Sir Alex Ferguson took no chances for the 2012/13 campaign. Acquiring Arsenal star Robin Van Persie, Manchester United came back stronger to reclaim the top prize in English football.

4. Arsenal – 11 points (2003/04).

The infamous ‘Invincibles’ led by Thierry Henry, the very team that didn’t lose a single game secured the league title with a comfortable 11 point lead over London rivals Chelsea. With the team name etched in history for being the only Premier League team to date to achieve such a feat.

3. Chelsea – 12 points (2004/05).

Having been quite a distance away to Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles the previous year, Chelsea stole the show thanks to new owner Roman Abramovich taking the league by storm and getting revenge on the Gunners. They might not have gone undefeated, but they can pride themselves on sitting above Arsenal with a bigger points margin.

2. Manchester United – 18 points (1999/00).

Despite winning the historic treble the year before, United’s pinnacle of league success arguably came in the 1999/00 season. Having won the second of what would end up being three consecutive league titles, they also set a record points margin at the time.

  1. Manchester City – 19 points (2017/18)

It took 18 years for a team not only to match but also beat Manchester United’s 1999/00 points margin record. That happened as the Citizens won their third domestic title. To rub more salt in the wounds of the Red Devils, City’s record breaking season came against Jose Mourinho’s United.

As things stand, Liverpool have a very healthy 25 point lead despite having played a game more than second placed City. With a chance of securing the title in the next five matchdays, Liverpool could be breaking this specific record with ease.

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