The legendary Liverpool goalscorers Mohamed Salah could match at West Ham

4 February 2019

Mohamed Salah could match records set by two of Liverpool’s finest players if he finds the back of the net against West Ham this evening.


Salah to Match Two Legendary Figures?

Salah has been directly involved in five goals in his three Reds appearances against the Hammers with four goals and one assist.

Salah could become only the second Liverpool player to score in four successive league clashes with West Ham, following Billy Liddell in April 1958.

The Egyptian’s next goal will see him become the first Liverpool player since Luis Suarez in 2013/14 to score 20 league and cup goals in successive seasons for the club.

 

On the Road

BRIGHTON AND HOVE, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 12, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates victory over Brighton & Hove Albion after the FA Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the American Express Community Stadium. Liverpool won 1-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A victory in this game will see Liverpool notch a 10th away win of this league campaign.

Only twice in the previous nine seasons have they reached double figures.

The Reds have taken 29 points from a possible 36 away from home this season—only losing at Man City.

 

A Challenge for Klopp’s Defence

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 30, 2019: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have kept one clean sheet in their last six games in league and cup.

The Reds have managed three clean sheets in the last 19 league visits to the Hammers, while in that time they have failed to score in only three visits themselves.

But after conceding 13 goals in six visits, the Reds have conceded one goal in the last two trips to the London Stadium.

 

Mixed Form for West Ham

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 12, 2018: West Ham United's manager Manuel Pellegrini during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

West Ham have won five of their 12 home league games this season, with five defeats. Their last home game saw them defeat Arsenal 1-0 thanks to Declan Rice’s first league goal of his Hammers career.

They have also defeated Man United at home and drawn with Chelsea.

They have won two of their last seven league games—away to Southampton and at home to Arsenal.

West Ham have lost their last three games in league and cup—conceding nine goals in the process.

The defeats have come in away games at Bournemouth and Wolves in the league and at AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup.

 

Another Four?

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 have scored four or more goals in a record four successive games against West Ham.

They had never previously achieved the feat against any team in their top-flight history.

They could set a new club record today by scoring four goals away from home to the same opponent in three successive seasons.

 

A Big Day for Hendo

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 19, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates after the 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

This game could see Jordan Henderson make the 300th Premier League appearance of his career. The first 71 came with Sunderland.

 

This Season’s Scorers

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 8, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC at the Vitality Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

West Ham: Anderson (9), Arnautovic (8), Hernandez (5), Perez (5), Snodgrass (4), Antonio (3), Diangana (2), Ogbonna (2), Yarmolenko (2), Balbuena (1), Carroll (1), Diop (1), Fredericks (1), Rice (1), own goals (1)

Liverpool: Salah (19), Firmino (11), Mane (11), Milner (5), Shaqiri (6), Sturridge (4), Origi (2), own goals (2), Alexander-Arnold (1), Fabinho (1), Lovren (1), Matip (1), Van Dijk (1), Wijnaldum (1)

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