As the Reds prepare to take on Aston Villa on Saturday evening, they can be encouraged by an impressive track record at Villa Park – find out why with club statistician Ged Rea's pre-match facts and figures.

In the Barclays Premier League era, Liverpool have won 22 meetings, Villa have triumphed in 11, with nine being drawn.

At Villa Park, the Reds have won 10 and lost six, with five games ending in stalemate.

The Reds have won 75 points against Villa in the Premier League - more than against any other team. The next highest are Newcastle, with 73.

Liverpool have lost just one of their last 15 league visits to Villa Park, with the winning goal for the home team in May 2011 coming from Stewart Downing.

Liverpool's biggest ever win at Villa Park came in January 1925, when they won 4-1. They have won 3-0 on four occasions since - all since March 1966.

Liverpool have scored more league goals in their history - 309 - against Villa than they have against any other team.

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The Reds have recorded more wins at Villa Park - 10 - than they have at any other away ground in the Premier League.

They are looking to record a third successive win at Villa Park for the first time since the 2002-03 season.

Only two Liverpool players have scored a league hat-trick at Villa Park - Ian Rush in January 1984 and Robbie Fowler in November 1998.

Three others have achieved the feat at Anfield - Bobby Graham in 1964, Michael Owen in 2000 and Steven Gerrard in 2009.

Gerrard has scored more goals against Villa (12) than any other side (11 in the league). Only Fowler (12) has netted more league goals for Liverpool against the Midlands outfit.

The skipper is two goals short of becoming only the 12th player to score 100 league goals for the Reds.

Jordan Henderson could make his 150th career league appearance today.

Liverpool's next goal will be their 100th in all competitions under Brendan Rodgers.

The Reds have kept clean sheets in six of their last eight league games.

The last time they kept clean sheets in their opening two league games of a campaign was in 2005-06.

Last Saturday, Simon Mignolet became the first Liverpool goalkeeper ever to save a penalty on his debut for the club. No Reds 'keeper has ever saved a spot-kick in successive games.

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Liverpool have not won their first two games of a league season since 2008-09, when they went unbeaten until the end of October.

Villa were beaten nine times at Villa Park in the Premier League last season - no team lost more at home.

Paul Lambert's team have failed to score in only one of their last 12 league games.

They have not kept a clean sheet in their last 24 league games. The last team that failed to score against them were Stoke City, in December 2012.

Christian Benteke was the club's leading scorer last season with 23 goals (19 coming in the league). He has scored 11 in his last 11 league games.

The Belgian striker has netted nine goals in his last nine games at Villa Park and has scored three times in his two appearances against Liverpool.

Villa have scored only five goals at Villa Park in the last 14 meetings between the teams. They have come from Benteke (last season), Downing (2011), Gareth Barry (2007), Nolberto Solano (2004) and Lee Hendrie (2001).