Jurgen Klopp’s golden opportunity to join King Kenny with best-ever record

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Liverpool host Brighton in the Premier League this afternoon looking for a 13th win of the season. Here are all the key stats and facts ahead of kickoff.

A Best-Ever Record

They are unbeaten in their last 30 league games home and away, recording 25 wins and five draws.

Today, they could equal the club record of 31, set with Kenny Dalglish at the helm from May 1987 to March 1988.

That unbeaten run is the current longest of any top-flight club with Wolves the next best with eight.

 

Favourable Run

BRIGHTON AND HOVE, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 12, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the winning goal from a penalty kick with team-mate captain Jordan Henderson (L) during 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)

In all competitions Liverpool have won 17, drawn eight and lost four of 29 meetings. At home the Reds have won 10 and drawn three with two defeats.

In the 15 Anfield meetings in all competitions Liverpool have scored 39 times while conceding 12.

In league football, Liverpool have lost two of the 20 encounters home and away, winning eight out of the 10 at Anfield.

Liverpool have won each of the last seven clashes with Brighton in league and cup and are unbeaten in the last nine since losing at Albion in the FA Cup in 1984.

In those nine games the Reds have scored 28 times.

 

Gini’s 200

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2019: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum shakes hands with manager Jürgen Klopp after being substituted during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Gini Wijnaldum, if selected, will play his 200th game for an English club.

Joe Gomez’s next league appearance will be his 50th in a Liverpool shirt.

 

Clean Sheet Search

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 27, 2019: Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and SSC Napoli at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In this meeting last season Alisson became only the fourth goalkeeper to keep clean sheets in the first three league games of his Liverpool career.

The Reds have not kept a clean sheet in the league at Anfield since the final day of last season.

The Reds have not kept a clean sheet in the last 11 games in league and cup—their longest run since April to September 2006 when they also went 11.

Not since the 1997/98 campaign have they gone as many matches without shutting out the opposition in the same season (that was in a run of 12 from February to April of that campaign).

Liverpool’s last clean sheet at Anfield came back in May when they beat Wolves 2-0 in their final league outing of last season.

Since then they have played 10 games at home.

 

Seagulls’ Low

Brighton & Hove Albion's Pascal Gross (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/PA Images)

Albion have lost 14 of their 15 Premier League games against the established top six opposition.

They picked up a point in a 1-1 draw at Arsenal in May 2019.

In those meetings they have scored four times while conceding 33.

 

Graham Potter & the Return to Anfield

SWANSEA, WALES - Sunday, February 17, 2019: Swansea City' manager Graham Potter applauds the supporters after the 4-1 victory over Brentford during the FA Cup 5th Round match between Swansea City FC and Brentford FC at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Graham Potter will manage a team against Liverpool for the first time in his career.

He is one of eight Englishmen currently managing in the top-flight.

During his playing career he appeared as a substitute when Liverpool won an Anfield League Cup tie 2-1 against Stoke in October 1994 and was an unused sub for Southampton in a 2-1 league defeat two years later.

Last season in the Championship he led Swansea City to a 10th place finish.

 

Atkinson Omen

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 19, 2019: Referee Martin Atkinson during the FA Premier League match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have not won any of their two games that Martin Atkinson has taken charge of this season.

They drew 1-1 at Man United while lost on penalties to Man City in the Community Shield.

 

This Season’s Scorers

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2019: Liverpool's James Milner celebrates after scoring the winning second goal, an injury time penalty, during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool: Mane 12, Salah 9, Firmino 4, Oxlade-Chamberlain 4, Milner 3, Origi 3, own goals 3, Matip 2, Robertson 2, Wijnaldum 2, Alexander-Arnold 1, Fabinho 1, Henderson 1, Hoever 1, Lallana 1, Lovren 1, Van Dijk 1

Brighton: Maupay 4, Connolly 3, Trossard 2, own goals 2, Andone 1, Duffy 1, Dunk 1, Gross 1, Murray 1, Roberts 1, Webster 1

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