In terms of 'not losing' our 5th best season ever (out of 104). We 'didn't lose' in 89.47% of our games.
Some other stats from this season compared to our past:
Joint 17th best season in terms of points per game (2). We have won the league on 9 occasions with worse league records (6 of which were post-war). The last time we won the league in 1990 we only managed 3 more points than we got this season.
17th best season for goal difference.
(Not scoring enough) - 38th best season for goals per game scored (even with Fernando Torres!) was 1.76 goals per game. (or a goal every 51 and a half minutes)
(Decent defence) - 10th best season for goals conceded per game (0.74 per game - a goal conceded every 120 minutes).
But probably the clincher....
8th worst season for draws. Liverpool drew 34% of all our league games. Two draws gets you 2 points. A win and a defeat gets you 3.
& to add to that...Here is the finished Premier League table for 2007/08 (Top 10)
Look closely. Look very closely...
76 points overall for us this season?? Not bad. But look closer.
Still don't see it?
Well put it this way. We were mathematically FOUR WINS
short of lifting the title. Or three wins & one draw if you want to put it that way. Shocking isn't it? It wasn't much of a bad domestic season, form wise, now was it?
This season has been full of ifs and buts.
So lets put them in to perspective.
GAMES WE SHOULD HAVE WON
Liverpool 1 - 1 Chelsea (19 Aug, 2007) Robbed by Rob the robber Styles
Liverpool 0 - 0 Birmingham (22 Sep, 2007) Failed to turn so many chances in to goals
Man City 0 - 0 Liverpool (30 Dec, 2007) Again, had lots & lots of chances, and surely should of sealed it
Liverpool 1 -1 Wigan (02 Jan, 2008) Titus Bramble pops up in the dying minutes to equalize, we absolutely ran the game
Liverpool 2 - 2 Aston Villa (21 Jan, 2008) Mistakes cost us again
There are five noteable games. I'm sure you could probably add to that.
Noticed another pattern? I know I have. But I'll leave you to figure that out.