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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 19, 2022: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring the fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mohamed Salah can equal feat of legendary Roger Hunt at Aston Villa

Mohamed Salah could match the feat of the legendary Roger Hunt with a goal against Aston Villa tonight, and his recent record makes for a promising sign.

Liverpool have scored more goals away from home this season (41) than any other team in the top flight.

And, as a club, Liverpool have scored more goals in their league history against Villa (332) than they have against any other team and have more inflicted defeat on today’s hosts more times in the league than they have any other club (91).

 

Chasing a Legend

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 7, 2022: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In all competitions, Mo Salah has five goals in his last four games against this evening’s opponents.

And he could become only the second Liverpool player to score in four successive league games against Aston Villa after Roger Hunt (1963-65) with another tonight.

 

Pick your Milestone!

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 13, 2022: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates with team-mate Luis Diaz after scoring the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg game between Liverpool FC and SL Benfica at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds could record a 100th victory over Villa in all competitions.

And Liverpool need four goals for 550 in the league under Jurgen Klopp, while a win will see him record 550 league points as Reds boss.

Roberto Firmino, meanwhile, is two goals away from registering 100 for Liverpool in all competitions and Luiz Diaz could score in a third successive game for the first time since joining the club.

 

No ‘Big 6’ Comforts

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 5, 2021: Aston Villa's manager Steven Gerrard (R) speaks with Matty Cash after the FA Premier League match between Aston Villa FC and Leicester City FC at Villa Park. Aston Villa won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Since Steven Gerrard arrived in mid-November Villa have played 23 league games, winning 10 and losing 10 with three draws. They average 1.43 points per game under the former Liverpool captain.

Against the ‘Big Six’ this season Villa have lost eight of their 10 encounters, taking all of their four points earned in games against Manchester United.

They travel to Manchester City on the final day of the campaign.

 

Few and Far Between

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 9, 2022: Aston Villa's Philippe Coutinho Correia during the FA Premier League match between Aston Villa FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Villa Park. Tottenham won 4-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Villa are looking to score against Liverpool for a third successive home league game for the first time since November 1998.

They are also looking to record a fourth successive league game without defeat for the first time since December 2020.

 

Last for Moss?

London, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 23, 2018: Referee Jonathan Moss during the FA Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

This will be Jon Moss’ first Villa game this season and his fourth Liverpool match (won the previous three).

He has issued four red cards in 23 top-flight games this season. He retires at the end of the campaign.

 

This Season’s Scorers

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 7, 2022: Liverpool's Luis Díaz celebrates after scoring the first equalising goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Aston Villa: Watkins 10, Ings 7, J. Ramsey 6, Archer 4, Coutinho 4, Buendia 3, Cash 3, El Ghazi 3, McGinn 3, Konsa 2, Bailey 1, Chambers 1, Guilbert 1, Hause 1, Douglas Luiz 1, Mings 1, Targett 1, own goals 2

Liverpool: Salah 30, Jota 21 , Mane 21, Firmino 11, Minamino 9, Fabinho 8, Luis Diaz 6, Origi 6, Keita 4, Henderson 3, Konate 3, Oxlade-Chamberlain 3, Van Dijk 3, Alexander-Arnold 2, Robertson 2, Thiago 2, Elliott 1, Gordon 1, Jones 1, Matip 1, own goals 2


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

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