A selection of the key facts, figures and statistics ahead of Liverpool’s 2017/18 Premier League home fixture against Southampton…
Another Premier League outing for Liverpool FC is fast approaching and, as per usual, we’ve been trawling the record books to bring you all the facts, figures and statistics you need to know about it.
Saturday afternoon will see the Reds looking to build on their three successive wins prior to the international break against a Southampton side who have been a persistent thorn in their side in recent seasons.
Here’s what caught our eye:
? Liverpool and Southampton have contested 106 competitive matches during their respective histories with Liverpool comfortably leading overall courtesy of 51 wins to 30 defeats and 25 draws (source: 11v11.com).
? These two sides met four times in all competitions last season with Liverpool failing to win or score on each occasion (D2, L2). The sequence represents just a second time in their history that the Merseysiders have failed to score against a side on four occasions in a single season (previously vs. Leeds United in 1971/72).
? Liverpool also memorably lost the final meeting of the 2015/16 season, despite leading 2-0 with just over 25 minutes remaining, meaning they are actually without a win in five against the Saints (D2, L3).
? Liverpool have lost only twice in their last 32 Premier League matches at Anfield (W19, D11, L2). But conversely only Kenny Dalglish (1.68) has a lower home points-per-game ratio in the Premier League than Jürgen Klopp (1.97).
? The Reds have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 home matches (Premier League).
? Klopp’s men have however conceded 30 league goals via set-pieces since his arrival in October 2015 – only Watford (36), Stoke (32) and Crystal Palace (31) have conceded more.
? Former Liverpool player and coach Mauricio Pellegrino has endured a stuttering start to life as Southampton boss, acquiring the same number of points as they had at this stage of last season (13). Predecessor Claude Puel ultimately lost his job despite securing an 8th place finish and reaching the League Cup final.
? No player has scored more goals after their first 11 Premier League games for Liverpool than Mohamed Salah`s current tally of seven (level with Daniel Sturridge). Only Robbie Fowler has netted eight goals in his first 12 Premier League games for the club.
17/18 Premier League Form
last six matches
Liverpool (5th): WWLDDW
Southampton (13th): LDWDLL
Vital Liverpool predicts a 2-0 LFC win
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