As all fans know through experience, it is quite stressful to watch your team play when a match is on the line or things are not going well. Therefore it’s more relaxing to view a big game as a neutral observer.
Liverpool’s visit to the Etihad this week was being billed as the match of the season. If Liverpool won, the gap at the top of the table would be 10 points on current champions Manchester City. A City win would reduce the deficit to just four points.
Liverpool have not won a league title in the Premier League era. The last time the Reds were league champions was back in the 1989-1990 season. If you want a more specific time span since Liverpool were champions of England, take a look at this site, which I am guessing is run by Manchester United fans.
It would be nice to see Liverpool rewarded for having put together such a well-balanced team. So there are many fans rooting for Jurgen Klopp’s side to finish atop the table come May.
However, it was funny looking at Twitter as the match was being played. You would have been excused if you had thought that Arsenal supporters were part of the Sheikh Mansour fan club. It was obvious which side Gooners were rooting for and it wasn’t about the title race at all.
At the final whistle of City’s 2-1 victory Arsenal fans rejoiced. The reason for this celebration was that there was now no chance of Liverpool equaling Arsenal’s 2003-2004 Invincibles. Here are just some of the reactions from the twitterverse:
Hail The Invincibles !!— Obert Gutu (@GutuObert) January 4, 2019
Hail The Arsenal !!
These are the ONLY Invincibles !!
Liverpool, or is it Loserpool....OMG !! pic.twitter.com/aY68lxRO4E
HAPPY INVINCIBLES DAY!!!— Mr DJ (@ExpatGoonah) January 4, 2019
49 49 UNDEFEATED...49 49 I say....... pic.twitter.com/qSMfTlLr04
Still the only Invincibles the Premier League has ever seen. pic.twitter.com/tr5A85FY9X— Baratiss (@baratiss) January 3, 2019
Somewhere Thierry Henry is smiling. Invincibles record isn’t going anywhere.— Owen Paradysz (@Owensaurus_88) January 3, 2019
Can you imagine comparing a team with Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson to the invincibles— Faris (@fariscoyg) January 3, 2019
There’s still a long way to go in the title race. The only thing that is now certain is Arsenal’s undefeated record from 2003-2004 will not be matched this season. Happy Invincibles Day!