Liverpool are three goals from recording 250 in the league at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp.
They could record their 100th victory in all competitions under Klopp at Anfield.
Liverpool’s favourite opposition?
The Reds have scored more league goals in their history (329) against Villa than they have against any other team.
Converting to three points for a win, they have won more points against Aston Villa in their history (307) than in encounters with any other league team.
Everton are next with 302.
Mo Salah is two goals short of recording 20 in the league for the third time in four seasons.
Salah has now scored against 25 of 26 Premier League teams while with Liverpool (Villa became the 25th). Only against Swansea has he failed to score in two appearances.
His first goal at Villa in October was the 100th of his career for an English club in all competitions.
Last Saturday at Arsenal, Jota recorded only the 12th instance ever of a Liverpool substitute scoring twice in a league game.
Of those 12, only Salah has achieved the feat twice.
A modern-day rarity
This is Liverpool’s first 3 pm kickoff on a Saturday this season.
Villa at the back
Villa have kept 14 clean sheets in the league this season – again, only City (17) and Chelsea (15) have kept more.
They have shipped only 12 goals on the road in the top flight this season, with only City (8) conceding fewer away from home.
Eleven of their 13 Premier League wins this season have been accompanied by a clean sheet – the only exceptions being Liverpool and Fulham.
Brad Friedel holds the Villa record for most clean sheets in a Premier League season with 15. Emiliano Martinez currently has 14.
Paul Tierney was in charge when Liverpool won 2-0 in this fixture last season.
This season’s scorers
Liverpool: Salah 27, Jota 12, Mane 12, Firmino 6, Jones 4, Minamino 4, own goals 4, Wijnaldum 3, Alexander-Arnold 1, Grujic 1, Henderson 1, Matip 1, Origi 1, Robertson 1, Shaqiri 1, Van Dijk 1
Aston Villa: Watkins 13, El Ghazi 7, Grealish 7, Traore 6, Barkley 3, Konsa 2, Mings 2, Trezeguet 2, own goals 2, Barry 1, Davis 1, Hause 1, Hourihane 1, McGinn 1
* Statistics courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).