Should Raheem Sterling or Luis Suarez find the target against Chelsea on Sunday, either man would secure a special landmark - check out our pre-match facts and figures for more details.

Suarez requires one more strike to equal the record for most goals in a 38-game Barclays Premier League season. Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers) in 1995-96 and Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) in 2007-08 both scored 31.

The Liverpool No.7 has now scored the same number of goals for the club as Fernando Torres did - 81. The Uruguayan reached that tally in 130 games, Torres in 142.

Suarez has scored two or more goals in a league game nine times this season; only Roger Hunt (13 in 1961-62) and Gordon Hodgson (10 in 1930-31) have achieved the feat more often.

The Reds need four goals from their remaining three games to record 100 in the league for only the second time in their history and the first since 1895-96.

Only one other team has achieved the feat in the Premier League - Chelsea scored 103 in 2009-10.

Last Sunday, Brendan Rodgers' team set a club record of scoring 58 first-half goals in a league season, beating the 56 netted by the Reds in 1895-96.

This is the first time in the Premier League era that Liverpool have scored more than 70 league goals in successive campaigns - last season they registered 71 times.

Liverpool have scored at least three goals in 20 Premier League matches this season, matching Manchester City's record of two seasons ago.

The Reds have scored in 25 successive league games and in the first half of them all.

They have failed to score in only two of their last 33 home league meetings with Chelsea.

There has only ever been one goalless draw between the two sides on this ground in 70 league meetings - it occurred in October 1971.

Steven Gerrard has only scored once for Liverpool in 35 appearances against Chelsea, that coming in October 2005 during a 4-1 defeat at Anfield.

The captain's next successful penalty will see him overtake Jan Molby's club record of 42 spot-kicks.

Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 16 league games, with 11 wins coming in succession.

They have won their last six in a row at Anfield, scoring 22 goals in the process. They are unbeaten in the last 15 at home - 14 in the league.

The Reds have won 15 league games in front of the Kop this season. The last time they won 16 at home was in 1985-86.

Indeed, Liverpool have won the same number of league games at Anfield this season as they did in the previous two full seasons put together.

If Sterling scores, it will be his 10th league goal of the campaign. The last time the Reds had four league scorers reach double figures was in 1985-86 - when Ian Rush scored 22, Molby 14, Paul Walsh 11 and Ronnie Whelan 10.

Chelsea have won 12 and drawn one of their last 13 Premier League games played on a Sunday and have won the last 10 in a row.


The Londoners have played 10 games immediately after Champions League ties this season and are unbeaten, winning nine and drawing one. They have won all five when returning from an away tie.

Of the Blues' six league defeats this season, only one has been by more than one goal - a 2-0 defeat at Newcastle United on November 2.

Chelsea have won eight of their 17 away league games this season and lost five. Those fixtures have produced a total of 39 goals, with Jose Mourinho's side scoring 24 of those.

They have conceded 15 goals on the road, the fewest of any team in the top four divisions.

Last weekend, Sunderland became the first team in 20 league games to score more than once in a match against Chelsea.

The teams have met once on this day previously; in 2005, a goalless draw was played out at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final. Liverpool went on to win the tie.