Ahead of Liverpool's Premier League opener at Watford on Saturday, we've compiled 10 key pre-match facts with the help of club statistician Ged Rea...

The match at Vicarage Road will mark the 100th time Jürgen Klopp has taken charge of the Reds. The boss has won 50 of his previous 99 games with the club.

This is the 15th time in the last 22 seasons that Liverpool have begun their league campaign with an away fixture and the third in a row.

But the Reds have lost just three of their last 24 opening-day league games and two of the last 15 when that fixture has come away from Anfield.

In 2016-17, Klopp's team won 4-3 at Arsenal in their first top-flight outing.

Indeed, the last time Liverpool failed to win their first league game of a season was 2012.

Saturday's game will take place 103 days after Klopp's side last visited Vicarage Road, when Emre Can scored a wonderful bicycle kick to earn a 1-0 win for the visitors.

Free clip: Emre's Goal of the Season winner

Can also netted in last term's reverse fixture at Anfield, which finished 6-1 to the Reds.

The only man to register in three games in a row for Liverpool against the Hornets is Ian Rush, who did so in six successive matches from 1984-86.

In all competitions, the Reds have won eight of the last nine meetings home and away.

Last season, Klopp's men finished the campaign with four successive away league wins - the club's best away sequence since April 2014.