Henderson to hit 300, second-half Shaqiri & Liverpool looking to extend unbeaten record

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Liverpool take on Wolves in a rare Friday night fixture for the Reds; here are all the best stats and facts ahead of kick-off at Molineux.

 

Reds at Wolves

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 28, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action against Wolverhampton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool need four goals to record 150 in league games with Wolves, with this being the 95th league meeting.

In the last 26 league meetings home and away the Reds have prevented Wolves from scoring on 15 occasions.

Liverpool’s biggest-ever win at Molineux came in September 1968, the Reds winning 6-0.

The Reds heaviest defeat here was the 4-1 reverse they suffered in November 1980.

Liverpool have kept four clean sheets in their last nine league visits to Wolves.

The eight Premier League meetings home and away have produced a total of 15 goals.

 

Best Reds

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 16, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane (2nd from R) celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds are currently on 45 points, 14 ahead of the tally they had at the same stage of last season.

It is their highest-ever tally after 17 games of a league campaign.

Jurgen Klopp‘s men are on an 18-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, their best-ever of the era and their joint-eighth longest of all time.

The Reds have lost only once away from home in their last 13 league games; that came at Chelsea last May.

 

Defensive solidity

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 11, 2018: Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker celebrates after beating SSC Napoli 1-0 and progressing to the knock-out phase during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and SSC Napoli at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds have kept 12 clean sheets in the last 20 league games and conceded one goal in each of the other 8.

The only team in the last 25 league fixtures to score more than once in a game against the Reds was West Brom in a 2-2 draw back in April.

 

Shaqiri Shaqiri

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 16, 2018: Liverpool's 23' celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Xherdan Shaqiri has scored three times as a substitute this season—only six players have ever netted more for the club in a single season, with only three of those doing so in a league campaign.

All of his five goals this season have been scored in the second half.

Shaqiri has scored three goals in his last three appearances, while Mohamed Salah has four goals in his last three.

 

More to come

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 11, 2018: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates after beating SSC Napoli 1-0 and progressing to the knock-out phase during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and SSC Napoli at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jordan Henderson could make the 300th appearance of his Liverpool career in league and cup.

Liverpool have not lost any of the 23 away matches in all competitions in which Roberto Firmino has scored: 20 wins, three draws.

 

Wolves on the prowl

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Conor Coady during the Sky Bet Championship match at Molineux, Wolverhampton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 3, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Wolves. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications

Wolves have won the last three in the league after going six games without a victory.

A victory here will put them above Manchester United and into sixth place for a night at least.

Their three home defeats have come at the hands of Watford, Tottenham and Huddersfield.

This season they have drawn with three of the ‘big six’: At home to Man City and away to Man United and Arsenal.

They have scored three times this season after the 92nd minute, with two of those being winning goals.

They have the same number of points (25) as they won in the whole of their last season in the top flight, when they were relegated.

Raul Jimenez has scored five goals this season—all at Molineux.

 

Ref watch

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 14, 2018: Referee Craig Pawson studies a pitch-side television monitor as he reviews a foul before awarding Liverpool a penalty using VAR during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Craig Pawson will referee Liverpool for the first time this season.

He was the man in charge when Wolves beat Liverpool in the FA Cup almost two years ago.

Pawson has issued three red cards this season, all coming in his first four games of the season.

 

Scorers this season

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 11, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and SSC Napoli at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool: Salah 13, Mane 8, Firmino 6, Milner 5, Shaqiri 5, Sturridge 4, Alexander-Arnold 1, Matip 1, Origi 1, Wijnaldum 1, own goals 2.

Wolves: Jimenez 5, Cavaleiro 3, Doherty 3, Jota 2, Neves 2, Boly 1, Bonatini 1, Castro Otto 1, Helder Costa 1, Moutinho 1, Traore 1.

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