Liverpool aim for best-ever Klopp run – as Salah looks to equal Owen’s record vs. Newcastle

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Liverpool could record their best-ever unbeaten run their Jurgen Klopp if they avoid defeat to Newcastle today, as Mohamed Salah eyes Michael Owen’s record.

A New Record Under Klopp?

Liverpool are unbeaten in 21 league games, equalling their best run under Klopp.

 

Don’t Expect a 0-0

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren (centre right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team-mates during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images)

There has not been a goalless draw in any of the last 66 Liverpool vs. Newcastle clashes—a run dating back to February 1974 and a meeting on Tyneside.

At Anfield there has been only game in the last 56 league and cup meetings which has failed to produce a goal.

That came in February 1970 and there has not been a goalless draw in the 40 fixtures in front of the Kop since, including 37 in the league.

 

Liverpool’s Record Scoring Runs

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 3, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United FC at Anfield. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

The Reds have scored 98 goals against Newcastle in the Premier League (more than any other team) and 151 have been scored between the clubs. Only Arsenal (159) and Tottenham (155) games have produced more.

Only once in the last 13 home league encounters with the Geordies have Liverpool failed to score more than once and only twice in the last 19.

Liverpool have scored in 23 consecutive home matches against the Geordies—a Premier League record run, while they scored in 36 of the last 37 in the top flight at Anfield.

 

Salah to Equal Owen?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 24, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Salah played his first game in English football as a Chelsea substitute in the 3-0 defeat of Newcastle at Stamford Bridge in February 2014.

He has scored in each of his last three appearances against the Magpies.

The last man to so for a fourth league game in succession was Owen (1998).

 

Ex-Magpies & Ex-Reds

Wigan, England - Sunday, February 25, 2007: Newcastle United's James Milner looks dejected as they fail to score a goal against Wigan Athletic during the Premiership match at the JJB Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

James Milner played 136 times for Newcastle scoring 11 goals during a spell on Tyneside from 2004 to 2008.

Gini Wijnaldum scored 11 goals in 40 games for Newcastle in his one season at St. James’, with all of the goals coming on his home ground.

One of those came in a 2-0 home win against Liverpool.

Jonjo Shelvey played 69 times for Liverpool in all competitions from 2010 to 2013 scoring seven times. He has eight in 105 in the league for the Magpies.

Javier Manquillo made 19 appearances for Liverpool in total (10 in the league) during a spell on loan from Atletico Madrid in 2014/15.

 

Fortress Anfield

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, August 9, 2019: Liverpool's goalkeeper Adrián San Miguel del Castillo and Andy Robertson after the opening FA Premier League match of the season between Liverpool FC and Norwich City FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 4-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool are unbeaten at home in the last 42 league games (32 wins, 10 draws).

The Reds are averaging exactly three goals per game from their last 22 league games at Anfield.

Salah has scored 46 times in his last 54 Anfield appearances in league and cup with 36 coming in his last 40.

 

Newcastle’s Dismal History

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen celebrates scoring the second goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Newcastle have taken four points at Anfield in the league out of a last possible 69 on offer.

They have scored five goals in the last 12 league meetings with the Reds on Merseyside.

 

This Season’s Scorers

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, August 14, 2019: Liverpool's Sadio Mane kneels to pray as he celebrates scoring the first equalising goal during the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Besiktas Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool: Mane 4, Salah 3, Firmino 2, Matip 2, Origi 1, Van Dijk 1, own goals 2

Newcastle: Joelinton 1, Muto 1, Schar 1, Shelvey 1

* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea.

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