Mo Salah out to emulate Luis Suarez on ever-present Alberto Moreno’s return to Sevilla?

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Liverpool take on Sevilla in their fifth Group E game in the Champions League. Here are the key stats and facts as the Reds push for the last 16.

Reds’ Record in Spain

In 17 away games in Spain, Liverpool have won seven, drawn four and lost six. They have scored 16 and conceded 16.

In their last eight trips to Spain the Reds have won four by an odd goal, lost the last three all by 1-0 and had a draw.

They have won three times in their last 11 trips to the Spanish mainland.

Liverpool have conceded six goals in their last eight visits to Spain.

 

Klopp’s Sevilla Hoodoo

Jurgen Klopp has yet to win any of seven European games in Spain as a manager—drawing four and losing three.

His record in 16 games against Spanish opposition is five wins, five draws and six defeats.

The Reds boss has faced Sevilla six times as a manager and is yet to record a win (three draws, three losses).

He drew 0-0 away and lost 0-2 at home in the 2005/06 UEFA Cup while with Mainz.

In the 2010/11 Europa League group stage Dortmund lost 0-1 in Germany and drew 2-2 away, before losing with Liverpool in the final in 2016 and drawing in the Champions League back in September.

 

European Might

MARIBOR, SLOVENIA - Tuesday, October 17, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the fifth goal with team-mate Dejan Lovren during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between NK Maribor and Liverpool at the Stadion Ljudski vrt. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds are unbeaten in the last 12 European group games, winning four with eight draws.

They are looking to progress from their group for the first time in three Champions League campaigns. They failed to progress in 2009/10 and again in 2014/15.

Liverpool have scored 13 goals in the group stage so far this season. The most they have ever hit in a European group stage came in the Champions League in 2007/08 when they netted 18.

The Reds have already scored more away goals (eight) in a group stage than they have ever achieved before.

 

Hat-Trick Heroes

Seventeen hat-tricks have been scored by Reds players in Europe in total with the last coming in 2010 when Steven Gerrard netted three as a substitute against Napoli in the Europa League.

Only two hat-tricks have been scored away from Anfield in Europe by Liverpool—both by Michael Owen, at FC Haka in 2001 and Spartak Moscow a year later.

No Liverpool player has scored a hat-trick against Spanish opponents.

 

Ever-present Moreno’s Return to Seville

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 12, 2017: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno takes a throw-in during the FA Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alberto Moreno played 62 times for Sevilla before joining Liverpool in 2014.

Moreno and Joel Matip have played every minute of this European campaign although Gini Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Emre Can have also appeared in all six matches.

 

Salah Out to Emulate Suarez?

Mo Salah has found the net in five of the Reds last six games—scoring eight times in that sequence and 14 in total this season.

No Liverpool player has scored more than 14 goals in any of the last three completed seasons.

If he nets a brace in this game he will be the first Liverpool player since Luis Suarez in December 2013 to score two goals in three successive matches.

 

The Referee

This evening’s referee is Dr Felix Brych. He took charge of last season’s Final between Juventus and Real Madrid. He issued nine yellow cards and one red in that game.

He has refereed two of Liverpool’s European fixtures—the Reds lost 2-0 at Fiorentina in 2009 after beating PSV 3-1 at Anfield the previous year.

 

This Season’s Scorers

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 28, 2017: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sevilla: Ben Yedder (8), Muriel (4), Banega (2), Correa (2), Escudero (2), Ganso (2), Lenglet (2), Nolito (2), Pablo Sarabia (2), Kjaer (1), Navas (1), Pizarro (1)

Liverpool: Salah (14), Firmino (7), Coutinho (5), Can (3), Mane (3), Sturridge (3), Alexander-Arnold (2), Oxlade-Chamberlain (2), Henderson (1), Matip (1), Wijnaldum (1), own goals (1)

* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea.

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