Liverpool eased to a 2-0 victory at home to Fulham on Sunday, with a number of positive statistics arising from the game.
The Reds didn’t always impress at Anfield, with a patchy first half seeing Aleksandar Mitrovic having a header ruled out for offside.
Here are five of the best statistics from the Fulham match, following another Liverpool win.
Reds’ Record-Breaking Defence & Start
Klopp’s side earned yet another home clean sheet in the league, making it five from six games so far this season.
The shut-out also means Liverpool have conceded just five goals in their opening 12 matches—their best defensive start at this stage in Premier League history.
It equals the best run in the entire history of the club, matching the feats of Bob Paisley’s 1977/78 and 1978/79 teams.
The Reds may not be firing on all cylinders in attack, but they have become one of Europe’s most defensively-sound units.
On top of that, this is now Liverpool’s joint-highest points total 12 games into a Premier League campaign—the same as 2002/03.
Salah Draws Level With Firmino
Salah took his goal in typically calm fashion, on a day when he looked sharp throughout.
The 26-year-old’s strike took his Premier League tally under Klopp to 38, meaning nobody has scored more with the German at the helm.
Robertson The Assist Machine
Andy Robertson‘s performances haven’t always seemed as eye-catching in 2018/19 as they were last season, but the stats suggest otherwise.
The Scot was excellent on Sunday, particularly in the second half, with his perfectly weighted cross allowing Shaqiri to make it 2-0.
The rumoured new contract set to be coming his way is richly deserved.
Alisson Shares Top Spot
Barring one poor attempt at a save against Fulham, it was another solid day at the office for the Brazilian, who recorded his seventh clean sheet in the league already.
That draws him level with Man City‘s Ederson in the clean-sheet charts, after Anthony Martial slotted a penalty past him in the champions’ Manchester derby win.
Can Alisson win the Golden Glove award in his first season at Liverpool?
Unwanted Penalty Record
A Liverpool home game wouldn’t feel normal these days without the hosts not being given a penalty.
Admittedly, there were no stonewall appeals against Fulham, but the lack of a spot-kick means an unwanted record has now been achieved.
It is a whopping 378 days since Liverpool were last given a league penalty at Anfield—their longest run without one in the top-flight for 16 years.
The last home penalty came in the 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town on October 28, 2017, with Salah seeing his effort saved.
When will the barren run finally come to an end?