Liverpool has enjoyed an undefeated five-year stretch playing against champions in recent years. Here’s a look at how they have fared:
Chelsea 2016, Draw 1-1
Not many teams have had such a poor defense of their title than Mourinho’s Chelsea in 2015/16. They disintegrated as the season rolled on. This 1-1 was probably one of their better results.
Man City 2015 Win 2-1
In what was ultimately a disappointing season, Brendan Roger’s side produced one of their better performances to claim 3 points.
Man United 2013, Win 1-0
Right after Sir Alex retired, the Reds capitalized to beat reigning champions 1-0 in a tight match separated only by Daniel Sturridge’s late putaway.
Man City 2012, Draw 2-2
This was a game the Reds were unlucky to lose as the team gelled well to pressure City the whole game. Martin Skrtel slotted a power header in the first half and the force that was to become Luis Suarez nailed a perfect free kick in the second.
Man United 2011, Draw 1-1
As he always did, Captain Steven Gerrard played a big role as he scored through a 68th-minute free kick, but they were unfortunate to concede a late equalizer.