Premier League’s Comeback Kings: Liverpool Lead in Points Won From Losing Positions After Luton Win

Premier League’s Comeback Kings: Liverpool Lead in Points Won From Losing Positions After Luton Win

Joel Reyes
February 22, 2024 at 2:12 AM
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  • Liverpool lead the Premier League in points won from losing positions this season
  • The Reds' latest comeback victory came against Luton Town on Wednesday night
  • Man City and Tottenham rank second and third respectively in terms of points won

The Reds have done it again.

Liverpool showed their never-say-die attitude once again on Wednesday, recording a 4-1 come-from-behind victory over Luton Town.

Sports Brief looks at the Premier League leaders in points won from losing positions after the Reds' latest escape act.

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Jurgen Klopp celebrates after Liverpool's win over Luton Town. Images: Robbie Jay Barratt.
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Who gained most points from losing positions?

1. Liverpool (22 points)

The Reds currently lead the Premier League in points gained from losing positions this season, recording 22 thus far in the 2023-24 campaign.

Their latest comeback win came on Wednesday against Luton Town. The Reds looked like they were on their way to a shocking loss, trailing 1-0 following a goal by Chiedozie Ogbene in the 12th minute.

There's no quit with Liverpool, though, who launched a furious fightback in the second half. Virgil van Dijk and Cody Gakpo scored goals in a two-minute span just before the hour mark to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead in a hurry.

Luis Diaz and Harvey Elliott also scored for the Reds, who extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points.

2. Manchester City (18 points)

The defending champions are ranked second in this department, scoring 18 points from losing positions this season.

City recently salvaged a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium, with Rodri scoring the equaliser in the 83rd minute.

Pep Guardiola hailed Rodri after the match, saying he is the best midfielder in the world, per Bein Sports.

3. Tottenham (16 points)

Spurs are ranked third in this department, recording 16 points from losing positions this campaign.

Tottenham's latest comeback victory came against Brighton on Matchday 24. Spurs trailed 1-0 at the half-time break following a penalty by Pascal Gross.

They battled back in the second half, with Pape Mater Sarr scoring the equaliser in the 61st minute. Brennan Johnson completed the comeback deep into additional time to hand Spurs the valuable three points.

4. Brighton (13 points)

The Seagulls are ranked fourth on the list, scoring 13 points from losing positions this season.

Brighton last gained a point from this type of situation in the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on December 22. Danny Welbeck scored a late equaliser in the 82nd minute to help Brighton salvage the stalemate on the road.

5. Aston Villa (12 points)

Unai Emery's men are ranked fifth in this department, recording 12 points from losing positions this campaign.

Aston Villa last gained a point from this scenario in the 1-1 draw against Sheffield United on December 22. Nicolo Zaniolo scored a dramatic equaliser deep into second-half stoppage time to give Villa a valuable point.

Liverpool go four points clear with Luton win

The Reds extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points following their win over Luton.

Sports Brief reported that they now have 60 points from 26 league matches.

Manchester City are currently in second place with 56 points.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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