10 interesting facts and figures ahead of Southampton v Liverpool

Stats10 interesting facts and figures ahead of Southampton v Liverpool

Published 17th May 2022

Enjoy a statistical preview of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.

The Reds are looking to record a ninth league double over Saints and their first since the title-winning season of 2019-20. They have done the double in three of the last four seasons.

In the Premier League the two teams have met 45 times - Liverpool winning 24, Southampton 11, with 10 draws. Of those away from home, Liverpool have won 10 of 22, with eight defeats and four draws.

There has been just one goalless draw at Southampton in 46 league meetings between the sides - which came in November 2016.

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A victory will see Liverpool record 13 away league wins, a tally that would equal their second-highest ever in a single campaign. They won 13 in 1904-05, 2008-09 and 2018-19, a feat only ever surpassed in 2019-20 (14).

Liverpool have not lost any of the 42 games this season in which they have scored the first goal - 38 wins and four draws.

Ibrahima Konate has yet to suffer defeat in any of the 26 matches he has played for Liverpool in his Anfield career.

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If the Reds score twice they will record 550 goals in the league under Jürgen Klopp and also hit the landmark of 250 in away league games.

This is only the sixth season that the Reds' top three league scorers have all notched at least 15 goals; Mohamed Salah has 22, while Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane have 15 each. The other five seasons were 1895-96, 1904-05, 1960-61, 1963-64 and 1987-88.

Roberto Firmino requires just two goals to become the 19th Liverpool player to reach 100 across all competitions.

Referee Martin Atkinson will take charge of Liverpool for the 74th and final time before he hangs up his whistle at the weekend.

Published 17th May 2022