Liverpool kept up their 100 percent record at Anfield in this season’s Premier League with a win on Sunday, and could preserve their perfect run away to Brighton tonight.
Liverpool’s last visit to Brighton saw them win 1-0 last season thanks to a 50th-minute Mo Salah penalty.
It was the highest-ever attendance at the Amex Stadium with 30,682 and still remains so.
The Reds have won all three meetings with Brighton at the Amex: two in the league and one in the League Cup.
Their five Premier league clashes with have seen Liverpool win them all, scoring 13 and conceding two.
Another Club Record?
Liverpool have won 12 league games away from Anfield this season.
Their club record is 13, set on three previous occasions including last season.
But the Reds have not scored in the last five games away from home since Sadio Mane netted the winner at Norwich on February 15.
Since then, 462 minutes (seven hours, 42 minutes) without finding the net on the road.
Not since 1992 (February to April) under Graeme Souness had Liverpool failed to trouble the scorers in five successive away games (that came in a sequence of eight).
The Premier League Record
Liverpool require 12 points from their remaining five games to set a new Premier League points record of 101—beating Man City’s 100 tally set in 2017/18.
Their defeat at Southampton last Sunday means City can only accumulate a maximum of 81 points. Liverpool were on 82 before the lockdown came in March.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have an unassailable 23-point lead at the top of the table.
The biggest winning points margin in Premier League history is the 19 points set by Aston Villa in 1896/97 (converted to three points for a win) and by City in 2017/18.
Graham Potter faces Liverpool for the second time in his managerial career.
During his playing career, he appeared as a substitute when the Reds won a 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.
Prolific Own Goals
Albion’s leading scorer in the league is Neal Maupay, with nine. Next on the list is Leandro Trossard and own goals—both with four.
The last eight games involving Brighton have produced a miserly total of 12 goals.
This Season’s Scorers
Brighton: Maupay 9, Trossard 4, own goals 4, Connolly 3, Dunk 3, Webster 3, Gross 2, Jahanbakhsh 2, Mooy 2, Murray 2, Andone 1, Duffy 1, Propper 1, Roberts 1
Liverpool: Salah 21, Mane 20, Firmino 11, Oxlade-Chamberlain 7, Origi 5, Wijnaldum 5, own goals 5, Milner 4, Van Dijk 4, Alexander-Arnold 3, Henderson 3, Jones 3, Keita 3, Fabinho 2, Matip 2, Robertson 2, Hoever 1, Lallana 1, Lovren 1, Shaqiri 1
* Statistics courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).