Liverpool face Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday; here are the key stats and facts surrounding the game ahead of kick-off.
Overall in the Premier League Liverpool have won 17, drawn four and lost six of the 27 meetings, while at Fulham they have recorded eight victories while losing five.
There has yet to be a draw in their clashes in the Premier League era in London.
They have won five and lost two of their last seven visits to Fulham.
The Reds have won the last two league visits and look to complete a third successive win at Fulham for the first time.
The Reds have had four players red-carded against Fulham in the Premier League era: Josemi (2004), Philipp Degen and Jamie Carragher (2009) and Jay Spearing (2011). All came at Craven Cottage.
Eleven goals have been scored by Liverpool substitutes against Fulham. Only Stoke (13) have conceded more to players coming off the bench for the Reds.
Daniel Sturridge‘s only hat-trick for Liverpool came against Fulham at Craven Cottage in May 2013. It is his only hat-trick in senior club football.
Man in form
Sadio Mane has scored four goals in his last three league games and eight in eight in the top-flight.
He has moved to within one goal of Mo Salah in both the league and all competitions this season.
Mane has 16 in the Premier League and 19 in total.
He has scored 10 goals for the Reds in 2019, one more than he netted before New Year.
Fabinho has started 16 league games for Liverpool, with the Reds winning 12 and drawing four.
Virgil van Dijk has scored more goals in his last four Reds appearances (three) than he had scored in his previous 55 games for the club (two).
After 30 games of this season’s league campaign Liverpool have, compared to the same stage of any previous Premier League season, their best goal difference (+51), their fewest conceded goals (17), most points (73) and hold their joint-highest league position (second).
A victory will see them beat last season’s points total for the whole of the 38-match campaign (75).
Their current tally of 73 beats their total in 18 previous complete Premier League seasons.
Only four times in the 28-season Premier League era have they beaten 76 points.
Not as effective?
They currently have a combined tally of 44, which is only one fewer than they had mustered after 30 games of last season.
Salah has scored one goal in Liverpool’s last nine games in all competitions and none in the last six.
He is one goal away from scoring 50 in the league for Liverpool in fewer games than any other player in the club’s history. This will be game number 67 and the record is currently held by Fernando Torres (72 matches).
Liverpool are four goals short of recording 400 under Jurgen Klopp in all competitions—this is his 196th game in charge.
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Fulham have lost all 10 of their games against the top six this season, scoring six times and conceding 30.
This is Fulham’s first season in the top flight following four successive Championship campaigns. They had been a Premier League club from 2001-14.
When scoring at Cardiff last October, Ryan Sessegnon became the first player born in the 2000s to score a Premier League goal.
Ryan Babel made 146 appearances for the Reds, scoring 22 times, from 2007-11.
Lazar Markovic scored three times in 34 Liverpool games and joined Fulham from the Reds in the January transfer window and has made a single appearance as a substitute for Fulham, in the defeat at West Ham.
Scott Parker is in charge of the club until the end of the season following the end of Claudio Ranieri’s 106-day tenure at Craven Cottage. The Italian won three of his 17 games as Fulham coach.
Fulham have lost nine of their last 10 league games and have suffered six top-flight defeats in a row for the second time this season.
The Cottagers have conceded 68 goals this season, more than any other team in the division.
Scorers this season
Liverpool: Salah 20, Mane 19, Firmino 13, Shaqiri 6, Milner 5, Sturridge 4, van Dijk 4, Origi 3, Wijnaldum 2, Alexander-Arnold 1, Fabinho 1, Lovren 1, Matip 1, own goals 2.
Fulham: Mitrovic 10, Schurrle 6, Kamara 5, Chambers 2, R. Sessegnon 2, Ayite 1, Babel 1, Bryan 1, Christie 1, De La Torre 1, Odoi 1, Seri 1, Vietto 1, own goals 1.
* All statistics courtesy of Liverpool statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).