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Klopp hoping to celebrate 400 & duo aiming for milestone not reached since Skrtel

Liverpool face Spurs on Sunday at Anfield in a key game in the title race. Here are all the best stats and facts ahead of kick-off.

All time

The teams have met 53 times in the Premier League with Liverpool winning 24 and losing 14, with 15 draws.

At Anfield in that era, the Reds have won 16 and drawn eight of 26 meetings with the two defeats coming in August 1993 and May 2011.

Liverpool have lost just one of the last 24 Anfield league meetings.

The Reds need two goals to record 150 against Spurs at Anfield in the league. This will be the 76th meeting on the ground.

 

Recent History

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 4, 2018: Liverpool players celebrate after a late second goal by Mohamed Salah during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have lost one of the last dozen top-flight encounters: last season’s 4-1 defeat at Wembley.

In the last 13 league meetings home and away Liverpool have failed to score only once—in Jurgen Klopp‘s first game in charge in October 2015. It ended in a goalless draw at White Hart Lane.

There have been 151 goals scored in Premier League meetings between Liverpool and Spurs with only Reds encounters with Arsenal (155) producing more.

 

Memorable matches

Liverpool's Joel Matip in action during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane Stadium, London. Picture date August 27th, 2016 Pic David Klein/Sportimage via PA Images

Alberto Moreno scored his first league goal in English football against Spurs in August 2014 at White Hart Lane as Liverpool won 3-0.

Trent Alexander-Arnold made his Liverpool debut against Tottenham at Anfield in a League Cup tie in October 2016.

Joel Matip made his league debut against Spurs in the 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane in August 2016.

 

Man on fire

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Friday, December 21, 2018: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Liverpool FC at Molineux Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Van Dijk has scored four times in his last seven appearances for club and country.

Martin Skrtel is the last outfield player to appear for Liverpool in all 38 league matches of a campaign, doing so in 2010-11. So far this season Van Dijk and Mo Salah have featured in each of the 31 games.

 

Big Six

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 15, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (right) celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

So far this season Liverpool have picked up 13 points from meetings with the other ‘top-six’ clubs, with only Chelsea to play after today’s game. By contrast, Spurs have earned seven points from the same number of games.

Liverpool last season were rewarded with 10 points from the 10 clashes with the others in the top-six.

 

Striker’s instinct

BRIGHTON AND HOVE, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 12, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (L) and Said Mane during the FA Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the American Express Community Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Salah has scored three goals in his three league appearances against Tottenham while with the Reds.

Robbie Fowler, with six, has scored more Premier League goals against Spurs than any Liverpool player.

Sadio Mane has now scored in Liverpool’s last six home league games. Should he score today he will become only the fourth player to net in seven in succession at Anfield in the Premier League era and will join Luis Suarez and Mo Salah on the figure, with only Fernando Torres (eight) having a longer sequence.

Mane has scored 11 goals in Liverpool’s last 11 games. Both he and Salah have 17 league goals this season.

In only seven previous seasons have two Reds players reached 20 in the league for the club. The last to do so were Luis Suarez (31) and Daniel Sturridge (21) in 2013-14.

 

Jurgen’s improvement

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 17, 2019: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp celebrates 2-1 victory over Fulham after the FA Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have currently amassed 76 points in the league. That figure has been bettered by them in only four complete league campaigns since they last lifted the title.

The Reds are two goals short of recording 400 in all competitions under Jurgen Klopp. This will be his 197th game in charge.

 

Spurs angle

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 4, 2018: Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Harry Kane scored 30 league goals last season, finishing two behind Salah in the race for the Golden Boot. This season the England captain has 17 in the top-flight and 24 in all competitions.

Kane last season became the first player to score for Tottenham in both league meetings of a campaign against Liverpool since Jamie Carragher scored own goals in both encounters in 1998-99.

Pochettino has won three of his 13 clashes with the Reds as a manager in all competitions, drawing four and losing six.

He won his first two with Southampton followed by a loss, but as Spurs boss has emerged victorious once in 10 clashes.

Pochettino’s men have won 11 away games in the top-flight this season, more than any other team.

Going into this round of fixtures Spurs have scored more away league goals than any other Premier League team: 32 in 16 games.

Tottenham have taken one point from their last four league matches, at home to Arsenal last month. They have suffered defeat in their last three away top-flight games: at Burnley, Chelsea and Southampton.

Only Harry Kane has found the net for Spurs in the last five games in all competitions, scoring a single goal in four of them.

Scorers this season

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 17, 2019: Liverpool's captain James Milner celebrates scoring the second goal from a penalty kick with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool: Salah 20, Mane 20, Firmino 13, Milner 6, Shaqiri 6, Sturridge 4, van Dijk 4, Origi 3, Wijnaldum 2, Alexander-Arnold 1, Fabinho 1, Lovren 1, Matip 1, own goals 2.

Tottenham: Kane 24, Son 16, Lucas Moura 8, Alli 7, Eriksen 7, Llorente 7, Lamela 6, Aurier 2, Dier 2, Vertonghen 2, Foyth 1, Sanchez 1, Trippier 1, Winks 1, own goals 1.

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