Salah, Mane, Firmino & Sturridge
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.
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
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.
Hughes’ Miserable Reds Run
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.
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
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.
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: Mane (4), Firmino (3), Salah (2), Milner (2), Sturridge (2), Wijnaldum (1)
Southampton: Ings (3), Hojbjerg (2), Austin (1), Bertrand (1)