Date: 2nd March 2020 at 7:10am
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Liverpool’s shock defeat at Watford preserved Arsenal’s 2003/04 team’s status as a team that has no equal.

The Reds had gone 44 league games without a loss before Watford ended that streak with a 3-0 win at Vicarage Road on Saturday night.

The team fabled with players such as Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Sol Campbell didn’t lose. Not once. It has taken Watford to remind us what an achievement that was.

Many have questioned just how good the Invincible team actually was.

After all, drawing nearly a third of all Premier League games doesn’t suggest complete dominance.

However, when you look closer, Arsenal drew five of their last nine games in 2003/04. The cautious end to the season was inevitable for Arsene Wenger’s men in order to preserve their right as unbeaten.

Arsenal players celebrate winning the Premier League in 2004

Liverpool may reach the greatest points tally, but an achievement of surviving a season without losing a single game remains unparalleled.

Jurgen Klopp’s men won 39 and drew five of their 44 league matches during their run, picking up 122 points out of a possible 132.

Arsenal remain alone, in the modern era. That should never be disparaged.

It began with a 6-1 win over Southampton in May 2003 and it continued throughout the 2003-04 season as the Gunners won the league title as Invincibles.

They never had to play at Vicarage Road, but other trips were no less daunting. And they didn’t lose. Not once. It has taken Watford to remind us what an achievement that was.