Mohamed Salah wants 30 in 30 & Daniel Sturridge looking for the half-century

20 August 2018

Liverpool’s first away game of the season sees them travel to Crystal Palace; here are all the bests stats and facts ahead of kick-off.


Expect goals

Mo Salah goes into this game having scored 29 goals in his last 29 Premier League appearances.

In the 18 Premier League clashes between the teams there have been 63 goals scored, at an average of 3.5 goals per game, with Liverpool scoring in all but two of the meetings.

There have been two goalless draws in all league fixtures between the teams, in 1979-80 at Selhurst Park and in December 1994 at Anfield.

Liverpool have kept one clean sheet in the last 15 league and cup meetings with Palace home and away; the one they kept at Anfield a year ago was their first in the league since 1997.

At Selhurst Park, the Reds have kept one clean sheet in the last 11 league visits—a 3-0 victory in 1997.

Liverpool have themselves scored in 13 of the last 14 Premier League clashes, netting in all of the previous 10.

 

Crossing the divide

CHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, July 7, 2018: Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne during a preseason friendly match between Chester FC and Liverpool FC at the Deva Stadium. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Nathaniel Clyne played 137 times for Palace in 4 seasons scoring once before joining Southampton in 2012.

Martin Kelly played 62 times for the Reds during his time at Anfield, scoring once.

Christian Benteke played 42 times for Liverpool in his one season at Anfield, scoring 10 times. He netted nine goals in 29 league appearances.

Mamadou Sakho played 80 times for the Reds in all competitions, scoring three times.

 

Memorable match-up

Sadio Mane has scored five times in eight games against Palace in his career. Should he score in this game he will be the first Liverpool player to score in three successive league games against the Eagles.

Joel Matip scored his first Liverpool goal in the 4-2 win at Selhurst Park in October 2016.

James Milner was sent-off here in March 2016 with Liverpool trailing by a single goal, but Christian Benteke’s stoppage-time winner for the Reds meant it was the first-ever known occasion that Liverpool had come from behind with 10 men to win a game.

Andy Robertson made his debut for the Reds against Palace in August 2017.

Jurgen Klopp‘s first defeat as Liverpool manager came at the hands of Palace in November 2015, his seventh game in charge.

 

Key role?

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - Thursday, July 19, 2018: Liverpool's captain Daniel Sturridge applauds supporters following a preseason friendly match between Blackburn Rovers FC and Liverpool FC at Ewood Park. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda) Virgil van Dijk

Daniel Sturridge could make his 100th league appearance for the club and his next league goal will see him reach 50 in the Premier League for the Reds.

No Liverpool substitute has ever scored more league goals for the Reds than Daniel Sturridge (nine), while he is equal-second on the club’s all-time list in all competitions with 12 (alongside Ryan Babel). David Fairclough, with 18, holds the record.

 

Roy and Palace

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 31, 2018: Crystal Palace's manager Roy Hodgson before the FA Premier League match between Crystal Palace FC and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park. (Pic by Dave Shopland/Propaganda)c

Palace have not lost in the league (seven games) since losing to Liverpool at Selhurst Park in March.

Roy Hodgson has managed in 11 games against Liverpool, winning three, drawing four and losing four.

As Liverpool manager from July 2010 to January 2011, he won 13 of 31 games in charge in all competitions, losing 10.

 

This Season’s Scorers

Crystal Palace: Schlupp (1), Zaha (1)

Liverpool: Mane (2), Salah (1), Sturridge (1)

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