Mohamed Salah goes into Saturday's meeting with West Bromwich Albion within touching distance of a goalscoring record held jointly by Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer.

Should Liverpool's No.11 net at The Hawthorns, he will equal the highest number of goals scored in a 38-game Premier League season (31) - a total only previously achieved by Suarez, Ronaldo and Shearer.

Read on for seven more fascinating pre-match facts, courtesy of club statistician Ged Rea...

Salah's next top-flight goal in 2017-18 will also see him draw level with Roger Hunt as only the second player in Liverpool's history to score in 23 league games in a single campaign (Hunt did so in the Second Division in 1961-62). 

Roberto Firmino, meanwhile, is two goals short of registering 50 for Liverpool in all competitions. He could make his 100th league appearance for the Reds on Saturday.

As a club, Liverpool need two more to reach 200 league goals against West Brom.

Only once in the last 53 seasons have the Reds failed to score in both league clashes with the Baggies during a season (2012-13). 

Liverpool have won 10 of their last 15 games at The Hawthorns, scoring 31 and conceding nine while losing on only three of their previous 22 visits.

Home and away, the Reds have found the net 78 times in the Premier League this season. Only once in the last 29 campaigns have they scored more than 80.

Dejan Lovren's debut in English football came at The Hawthorns in August 2013 - Southampton won 1-0.