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Mo Salah can claim 12th all-time spot as his own with another goal

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Mohamed Salah can edge closer to Liverpool’s top-10 all-time goalscorers with another goal on a day which could see Jurgen Klopp notch his first win against Man United at Old Trafford.

The only season when both league encounters failed to produce a goal was the 1919/20 campaign, but there have been three draws in the last four league meetings.

Since their last victory at Old Trafford in March 2014, they have drawn three and lost three of six league visits.

That win for Liverpool saw Steven Gerrard score two penalties (and miss another) with Luis Suarez rounding off the 3-0 scoreline. Only Jordan Henderson, who started, survives from Liverpool’s squad that day.

And the Reds scored in all but two of their last 12 league encounters at Old Trafford.

 

Record Goals on the Line

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 3, 2021: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (L) celebrates after scoring the second goal with team-mates Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho' (C) and Thiago Alcantara (R) during the FA Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at the Emirates Stadium. Liverpool won 3-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mo Salah’s next goal will his 30th of the season and move him into outright 12th place on the club’s all-time leading goalscorers list. He currently has 123 goals in 198 games in all competitions.

They are four goals short of recording 450 in the league under Jurgen Klopp and also four away from registering 200 in away league games under him.

While Fabinho is looking to score his first away goal for Liverpool. His three goals have all come at Anfield.

 

Better on the Road

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Monday, March 15, 2021: Liverpool's Diogo Jota (R) celebrates with team-mate Sadio Mané after scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Liverpool FC at Molineux Stadium. (Pic by Propaganda)

The Reds have kept twice as many clean sheets away from home in the league this season (six) than they have at home (three).

They have failed to score in only two of 16 away league games this season – at Newcastle and Southampton.

And only once away in the league (at Leicester in February) have they conceded more than one goal since mid-October.

Liverpool could also record a third successive league draw for the first time since October 2015, whilst not since December 1988 have they recorded three successive 1-1 draws.

 

Ole’s Red Woes

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 24, 2021: Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær (L) and manager Jürgen Klopp during the FA Cup 4th Round match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has never beaten Liverpool in a league game as a manager – drawing three and losing two of five games.

United have never lost a Premier League game at Old Trafford when leading at half-time. In 294 games they have gone on to win 274 and draw 20.

They have failed to win seven of their 16 home league games (drawing three and losing four) but have won five of the last six.

Danger men: Edinson Cavani has scored in four of his club’s last five games in league and cup, while Mason Greenwood has netted six times in his last eight appearances in all competitions.

 

The Ref

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson speaks to referee Michael Oliver after the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool.

Michael Oliver – will take charge of a game featuring these clubs for the 4th time – Liverpool have yet to win (two draws, one defeat, all at Old Trafford).

 

This Season’s Scorers

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 24, 2021: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (R) celebrates with team-mate Thiago Alcantara after scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Man United: Fernandes 26, Rashford 20, Cavani 12, Greenwood 10, McTominay 7,
Martial 7, Pogba 6, James 5, Own goals 5, Maguire 2, Mata 2, Wan Bissaka 2, Diallo 1, Fred 1, Lindelof 1, Shaw 1, Van de Beek 1

Liverpool: Salah 29, Mane 13, Jota 12, Firmino 6, Jones 4, Minamino 4, Own goals 4, Wijnaldum 3, Alexander-Arnold 2, Grujic 1, Henderson 1, Matip 1, Origi 1, Robertson 1, Shaqiri 1, Van Dijk 1


* Statistics courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).

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