Liverpool travel to the London Stadium tonight looking for a victory, against West Ham United, which will see Jurgen Klopp’s side re-establish a five-point lead over Manchester City, at the top of the Premier League table.
West Ham, after a poor start, have stabilised their season and are looking for a top-eight finish. They also remain one of those sides that, on their day, can match the best there is,
But, should Liverpool be anxious about what awaits them this evening?
The history and form books suggest not.
Looking into the record books, we’ve discovered that in the last four games between the two sides it is Liverpool who have won, emphatically. Those four games have seen Liverpool win two of them 4-0 and two of them 4-1 quite an achievement.
The above statistic puts Liverpool in the record books as only the second team, since the Premier League began, to score four or more goals in four successive matches against a single opponent, joining Tottenham Hotspur who achieved the feat against Stoke City between 2016 and 2017.
If, and it’s a big, Liverpool continue this remarkable scoring trait against West Ham United and stick four goals, or more, in the Hammers net, they’ll become the first side to score four or more goals in five successive games against the same opponent since Arsenal managed the feat, against Middlesbrough, back in the 1930’s.
Is it something Liverpool can do?
Why not, if we get the rub of the green and Mo Salah is on fire!
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