Liverpool play their 397th game in European competition tonight, needing a point against Salzburg to guarantee a place in the last 16 in the Champions League. Here are all the best stats ahead of the game.
Liverpool will progress to the knockout stage with a win or draw or if they lose and Napoli also lose at home to Genk. A 5-4 defeat would also be good enough for the Reds as they would defeat Salzburg on goal difference in their head-to-head.
Salzburg will be through if they defeat Liverpool and Napoli do not beat Genk. If Napoli win then Salzburg must defeat Liverpool by a better scoreline than the 4-3 by which they lost to the Merseysiders on Matchday 2.
This is the third successive season Liverpool have needed a result in Matchday 6 to progress. The previous two were at Anfield when they won both, needing to beat Napoli last year and avoid a defeat to Spartak Moscow in 2017.
Liverpool have never failed to qualify from a group in any European competition with as many points as they have now (10).
Salzburg are the fourth club from Austria to face the Reds following Austria Vienna, Swarovski Tirol and AK Graz.
Jordan Henderson could play his 50th European game for Liverpool. He would become the 21st player to reach the landmark for the club and the 12th Englishman.
Mane played for Salzburg from 2012-14, scoring 45 goals in 87 games in all competitions. He scored three hat-tricks for the Austrians and was sent off four times.
Naby Keita played 81 games for this evening’s opponents (2014-16) scoring 20 times.
He and Mane appeared on the pitch together five times before Mane joined Southampton.
Game of goals
Mo Salah has scored 19 European goals for Liverpool, all in the Champions League, with Mane’s 18 goals also coming in this competition. Roberto Firmino has scored all but one of his 16 goals in Europe for the club in the Champions League.
Salah could become only the second Reds player, after Steven Gerrard, to net 20 goals in Europe’s premier competition. Gerrard hit 30 in total.
Mane has scored 30 goals for Liverpool so far in 2019. He is one of only 11 Liverpool players to achieve the feat and it is only the 17th time in the club’s history the landmark has been achieved.
Eleven different Liverpool players have scored in the last 6 games in league and cup.
How far we’ve come
The Reds last progressed from a Champions League group for the third successive season in 2008-09.
Salzburg are aiming to win the domestic league this season for a seventh successive time and currently lead LASK by two points after 17 games.
The Austrian champions have lost only one of the last 20 home games in Europe, that being their last outing at the hands of Napoli (2-3).
Erling Braut Haaland has scored eight Champions League goals in 299 minutes of football during this campaign, averaging a goal every 37 minutes and 22 seconds.
Haaland has scored 28 goals for his club in just 21 appearances this season.
Salzburg have played 25 matches this season in league and cup, scoring 94 goals.
They have scored four goals or more in a game 13 times this season and have netted seven twice and six goals on three occasions.
Salzburg have kept one clean sheet in the last six games home and away, while in front of their home fans they have prevented the opposition from scoring only once in the previous eight matches.
Scorers this season
Liverpool: Mane 13, Salah 10, Origi 5, Oxlade-Chamberlain 5, Firmino 4, Milner 3, Van Dijk 3, Wijnaldum 3, Matip 2, Robertson 2, Alexander-Arnold 1, Fabinho 1, Henderson 1, Hoever 1, Keita 1, Lallana 1, Lovren 1, Shaqiri 1, own goals 3.
Salzburg: Haaland 28, Daka 16, Hwang Hee-Chan 9, Minamino 9, Koita 8, Okugawa 7, Andre Ramalho 3, Szoboszlai 4, Ulmer 3, Ashimeru 2, Farkas 2, Junuzovic 1, Prevljak 1, own goals 1.
**Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea.