Mohamed Salah in legendary company as he chases half-century & record vs. Tottenham

27 October 2019

Mohamed Salah can come close to Roger Hunt and surpass Robbie Fowler as he chases more goals in Liverpool’s clash with Tottenham at Anfield.


Salah in the Hunt for 50

Salah has scored 49 times in his 57 Anfield appearances in league and cup and netted 39 in his last 43 at home.

A goal today will see him reach 50 on home soil in fewer games than any other Liverpool player apart from Roger Hunt whose 50th goal came in 1962 in his 55th game.

 

Dominance at Anfield

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 31, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after his header forced a winning goal, an own goal from Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The teams have met 54 times in the Premier League with Liverpool winning 25 and losing 14 with 15 draws.

At Anfield in that era, the Reds have won 17 and drawn eight of 27 meetings with the two defeats coming in August 1993 and May 2011.

Liverpool have lost just one of the last 25 Anfield league meetings.

The Reds have lost one of the last 13 top-flight encounters—a 4-1 defeat at Wembley in October 2017.

 

Expect Goals

during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. ( Martin Rickett/PA Wire/PA Images)

There have been 155 goals scored in Premier League meetings between Liverpool and Spurs with only Reds encounters with Arsenal (159) producing more.

There have also been 155 in fixtures against Newcastle.

Liverpool have scored 92 Premier league goals against today’s opponents. Only against Newcastle (101) have they netted more.

In the last 14 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.

 

Salah Chases Fowler

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Salah has scored four goals in his five appearances against Tottenham while with the Reds, with three goals coming in 4 league encounters.

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

 

Another Unbeaten Run Record to Pursue

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates in front of the Spion Kop after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds are unbeaten in the last 26 league games home and away (winning 21 and drawing five).

It is their third-longest ever league sequence without defeat. They went 31 between May 1987 and March 1988, one more than the 30 from September 1893 to September 1894.

 

Poch Drawing a Blank

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 17, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and Tottenham Hotspur's manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Kloppaganda)

Mauricio Pochettino has won three of his 15 clashes with the Reds as a manager in all competitions, drawing four and losing eight.

He won his first two with Southampton followed by a loss but as Spurs boss has emerged victorious once in 12 clashes.

Since taking over at Tottenham in August in 2014 Mauricio Pochettino has seen his team win three of 27 league visits to a ‘big six club, drawing nine and losing 15.

The victories came at Man City in 2015/16, at Chelsea in 2017/18 and at Man United in August of last season.

 

This Season’s Scorers

GENK, BELGIUM - Wednesday, October 23, 2019: Liverpool's double goal-scorer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shakes hands with manager Jürgen Klopp as he is substituted during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC at the KRC Genk Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool: Mane 9, Salah 7, Firmino 3, Matip 2, Milner 2, Oxlade-Chamberlain 2, own goals 2, Alexander-Arnold 1, Hoever 1, Lallana 1, Origi 1, Robertson 1, Van Dijk 1, Wijnaldum 1

Tottenham: Kane 9, Son 5, Lamela 3, Lucas Moura 2, Ndombele 2, Alli 1, Eriksen 1, own goals 1

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