Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino & Mo Salah on course for a milestone day at Anfield

22 September 2018

Liverpool take on Southampton at Anfield this afternoon, looking to make it six from six in the Premier League. Here are the key stats and facts ahead of kickoff.


Salah, Mane, Firmino & Sturridge

In the last 33 games that Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah have started for Liverpool they have netted 67 goals between them.

Mane is two goals short of recording 50 in the Premier League in his career so far with Southampton and Liverpool.

Salah needs two goals to record 50 in all competitions with English clubs.

If Firmino finds the net he will score in four successive Liverpool games for the first time in his career.

Daniel Sturridge requires one goal to reach the landmark of 50 in the league for Liverpool.

 

Uncharted Waters…

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 18, 2018: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (centre) celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mates Georginio Wijnaldum (left) and Sadio Mane (right)during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In midweek Liverpool equalled their club record by winning the first six games of a campaign, previously set in 1961/62.

A win today will see them set a new landmark of seven.

 

…And an Unwanted Mantle

Liverpool are the first team for 110 years to have won their opening five top-flight league games and not be top of the league, due to Chelsea having a better goal difference (one goal).

 

Downhill Since Losing Sadio

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Southampton's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring his side's winning third goal against Liverpool during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Saints have not scored against the Reds in the last four top-flight meetings.

The last goal came from Mane (his second of the game) as his team came from two goals down to win 3-2 in March 2016.

The last three league goals scored by Southampton on this ground have all come from current Liverpool players—Dejan Lovren in 2013, Nathaniel Clyne a year later and Mane in 2015.

 

Hughes’ Miserable Reds Run

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Monday, April 18, 2016: Stoke City's manager Mark Hughes during the FA Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mark Hughes has won three of his 23 career league games as a manager against Liverpool. Today he will take charge of his sixth different club in Reds games.

He has never won in 11 league visits as a boss, drawing four and losing seven.

His last two league trips to Anfield (both with Stoke) saw his team lose 4-1 each time.

Hughes’ only success on this ground as a manager came in January 2016 when his Stoke team won a League Cup semi-final 1-0 but were still eliminated on penalties.

 

1899 Reunion

Jannik Vestergaard was a team-mate of Roberto Firmino at Hoffenheim from 2011 to 2015.

At a height of 6’6″ he is the tallest player to play in the Premier League so far this season.

 

More Defensive Records

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 15, 2018: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez celebrate after the FA Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have not conceded a goal in their last seven home league games. It is their longest sequence without conceding at Anfield since a run of nine in 2006/07.

It is 661 minutes since a visiting team last recorded a league goal at Anfield—West Ham‘s Michail Antonio scoring for West Ham back in February.

Jurgen Klopp‘s men have kept four successive league clean sheets against Southampton for the first time and now look to extend that to five in a row.

The Reds have kept a clean sheet in each of the last two home league fixtures against Southampton—but never in three.

 

This Season’s Scorers

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 12, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool: Mane (4), Firmino (3), Salah (2), Milner (2), Sturridge (2), Wijnaldum (1)

Southampton: Ings (3), Hojbjerg (2), Austin (1), Bertrand (1)

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