Liverpool take on Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday afternoon looking to make it five wins in five games. Here are all the key stats and facts ahead of kickoff.
Salah & Mane Chasing Records
Mo Salah could become only the second Liverpool player to score in three successive league games against Spurs in the Premier League era—Luis Suarez in 2014 being the other.
Sadio Mane is two goals short of recording 50 in the Premier League—with 21 coming in a Southampton shirt.
Mane could become only the second Liverpool player in the Premier League era to score in the Reds opening three away league games of a campaign.
The only man to do so thus far is Daniel Sturridge who did so in the club’s first four of the 2013/14 season.
In the last 31 games that Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino have all started for the Reds they have scored 65 between them.
Liverpool’s Best-Ever Defence?
A clean sheet will mean the Reds have conceded one goal in their opening five league fixtures.
This will equal their best-ever start at the same stage, set in 1977/78.
In their last 25 matches in league and cup the Reds have kept 14 clean sheets.
Reds’ Wembley Record
It will be the Reds 38th competitive fixture at Wembley—they have won 18 and lost 13 of those and are two goals short of recording 50 in those games.
They have lost each of the last four visits—the 2012 FA Cup final, an FA Cup semi-final in 2015, the 2016 League Cup final and last year’s league meeting.
Their last competitive win at the national stadium came in 2012 when they defeated Everton 2-1 in the semi-final of the FA Cup.
Trent’s Fitting Milestone
Trent Alexander-Arnold made his senior debut against Spurs in a League Cup tie at Anfield in October 2016.
Saturday could see him play his 50th game for the club in all competitions.
In the last dozen league meetings with Spurs home and away the Reds have failed to score only once.
That came in Jurgen Klopp‘s first game as Liverpool manager in October 2015—a goalless draw.
His substitutes that day were Adam Bogdan, Kolo Toure, Connor Randall, Joe Allen, Jordon Ibe, Joao Carlos Teixeira and Jerome Sinclair.
The ‘Big Six’
Last season Liverpool took 10 points from the 10 meetings with others members of the ‘big six’ after picking up 20 points during the previous campaign’s clashes.
During the reign of Jurgen Klopp no team has amassed more points in ‘big six’ clashes than Liverpool—43 from 28 fixtures (the same as Spurs having played one game fewer).
This Season’s Scorers
Tottenham: Lucas Moura (3), Kane (2), Alli (1), Trippier (1), Vertonghen (1), own goals (1)
Liverpool: Mane (4), Salah (2), Firmino (1), Milner (1), Sturridge (1)