BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool v Everton (H)

BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool vs Everton (H)

Who: Liverpool vs Everton

Where: Anfield Stadium

When: Sunday, 2 December, 11:15am ET

Where Can I Watch? http://NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Live

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Anfield will host one of the most anticipated soccer fixtures on the Premier League calendar this weekend as Jürgen invites Marko Silva and the Blues across Stanley Park to play the Merseyside Derby.

Here’s more by the numbers:

0: No other Premier League Fixture has produced more Red Cards than the Merseyside Derby.

2: David Johnson and Peter Beardsley have scored for both Liverpool and Everton in a Merseyside Derby.

3-0-2: Liverpool have picked up 11 points in their last five games against the blues with a record of 3-0-2.

5: After 13 matches, Gomez and Van Dijk have set a new club record conceding just five goals.

8: Alisson Becker tops the 18/19 Premier League leaderboard in clean sheets so far this season with 8. This is joint top alongside Ederson for Manchester City.

11: Everton’s #11 Theo Walcott is in fact a Liverpool supporter. On the flip side, Liverpool’s #20 Adam Lallana grew up supporting the Blues.

10: Mo Salah has been directly involved in 10 goals this season. 7 goals and 3 assists. Mo is one goal behind Sergio Aguero who currently leads the Premier League this season in goals (8).

59: Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye currently tops the Premier League in tackles made this season with 59. This is ten more than any other Premier League player.

70: Mohamed Salah has been on hand with 70 goals in 70 games for Liverpool across all competitions. 53 goals and 17 assists. Mo is back.

85: Over their last 38 Premier League games, Liverpool have picked up 85 points. Winning 25, drawing 10 and losing just 3.

1962: The Merseyside derby is the longest running top-flight derby in England, having been played continuously since 1962-63.

2002: In 2002, Abel Xavier became the first and only player to play in derby matches for both teams in the same season.

2010: Everton travel to Anfield having not beaten the Reds there since 1999. Their last win against Liverpool came in 2010 at Goodison Park.

£750,000: Gary Ablett moved from Anfield to Goodison in 1992 for £750,000 – Ablett is the only player to win the FA Cup with both clubs.

 

 

Top Ten Gift Ideas for 2018 That They’ll Totally Love

Check out the top 10 best Gift Ideas of 2018 at The Anfield Shop. Find the best gifts for everyone on your list with our special gift lists for all ages.

  1. Liverpool FC YNWA Sherpa Blanket Liverpool FC LIMITED EDITION Framed Goal Net

Description: Bring a piece of Liverpool home with this limited edition, match-used goal net.  The Anfield Shop commissioned an exclusive, numbered run of this incredible keepsake — get yours while they last!

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2.  Liverpool FC Player Black Pitch Hoodie

 

Description: Grey print on a black, pull-over hoodie, customized with your favorite player!

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3.  Mohammed Salah & Roberto Firmino Funko Football Pop!

Description: Your favorite players are now available as a Football Pop! figure.  Standing 3.75″ tall.

Official Liverpool FC product.

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4. Liverpool FC YNWA Sherpa Blanket

 

Description: This luxury fleece blanket features the club crest and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.  Measure approximately 63″ x 51″.  100% polyester

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5. Liverpool FC ’47 Meeko Knit Beanie

 

Description: One size fits most adult. Embroidered crest on front cuff. Made from 100% acrylic yarn

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6. Liverpool FC Anfield Stripe T-Shirt

 

 

Description: LFC fans will recognize the iconic silhouette of Anfield Stadium featured in grey on either a red or black tee.

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7. This Is Anfield Embossed Mug

 

Description: Jumbo ceramic mug hold approximately 16 oz. and is embossed with the famous “This is Anfield” sign.  Red exterior, yellow interior

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8. Ladies and Mens Digital Stripe Liverbird Jacket

Description: A digital stripe gives this jacket an ultramodern look that can easily transition from a workout essential to a sleek, polished office style.  Liverbird crest embroidered in red on the left chest

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9. Andy Robertson Scottish Steel T-Shirt

 

 

Description: Andy Robertson has taken the team by storm with his impressive performances and steely demeanor.  Black print on a slate grey tee.

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10. Liverbird Fleece Vest

 

 

Description: Ready for layering, this super soft, midweight fleece vest offers great warmth at a great price. Available in red, black, and iron grey.  Liverbird crest embroidered in white on left chest.

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BY THE NUMBERS: LIVERPOOL VS FULHAM (H)

BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool vs Fulham (H)

Liverpool will look to return to winning ways against Fulham after conceding a late goal at the Emirates last weekend and struggling with the midweek fixture against Belgrade. Liverpool also look to return Naby Keita to the squad after the midfielder missed the last four Liverpool games due to injury.

Who:Liverpool vs Fulham

Where: Anfield Stadium

When:Sunday, 11 November, 7:00am ET

Where Can I Watch?http://NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Live
NBCSN (TV/Cable/Satellite)
LFCTV GO (Radio/Audio Stream)

 

Be prepared for the game by the numbers:

0: Fulham are yet to keep a clean sheet so far this season, with an average of 2.64 goals conceded per match.

2: Fulham will be looking for their second ever win on Merseyside. They hold a record against Liverpool and Everton of 1-42-11. Their last win came against Liverpool in May 2012.

3: In their last match up, Liverpool won 3-2 with goals coming from Daniel Sturridge, Coutinho and Steven Gerrard. Kolo Touré scored an own goal.

5: Daniel Sturridge has been on hand with five goals in his last three Premier League matches for Liverpool against Fulham. 4 goals and one assist.

6: Fulham have lost their last 6 Premier League games

8: Jurgen Klopp and his men have won all eight of their Premier League home matches against newly promoted teams like Fulham. In these games, they have scored 25 and conceded just three.

9: After winning our first 7 games of the season, we’ve now won just 3 of our last 9

13: Born in St. Louis, United States, Defender Tim Ream wears #13 for Fulham. Ream has spent time in the MLS for clubs such as Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls. Ream is one of just three American players in the Premier League this season.

16: Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk have now made 16 interceptions across Premier League and Champions League soccer. The most at Liverpool. The wall.

50: After last weekend’s goal against Arsenal, James Milner has now scored 50 Premier League goals. In every game Milner has scored, Liverpool have been unbeaten.

BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool vs Arsenal (A)

BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool vs Arsenal (A)

Liverpool will look to continue momentum as they visit the Emirates Stadium for a top-of-the-table Premier League clash against Arsenal.

Who:Arsenal vs Liverpool

Where: Emirates Stadium (Crystal Palace)

When:Saturday, 3rd November, 1:30 ET 

Where Can I Watch? http://NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Live
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Be prepared for the game by the numbers:

0: Liverpool have not yet lost a game so far in the 18/19 Premier League campaign.

2:Arsenal Manager, Unai Emery has earned his side 22 points so far this season through his first 10 games as the Arsenal Manager.  The Gunners have not been beat since their first 2 premier league games against Chelsea and Manchester City.

6: The last time Liverpool visited the Emirates, it was a six goal thriller. Goals came from Coutinho, Salah and Firmino.

7: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the Premier League in goals this season with 7.

8:In their last two games against Red Star Belgrade and Cardiff City, Liverpool have scored a total of 8 goals.

11:Arsenal were on an 11-game winning streak before a draw with Crystal Palace last weekend.

20:  Liverpool have scored a total of 20 goals so far this campaign. Mane leads the way with 6 goals, followed closely by Salah on 4 and Firmino on 2.

22:  Andy Robertson has completed the most tackles between the two sides with 22. Get in Robbo.

52:Liverpool and Arsenal have met on 52 occasions, with Liverpool winning 19 times. 7 of the wins came on the road.

3-0-2:  In their last five meetings with Arsenal, Liverpool hold a record of 3-0-2

141:Arsenal have faced a total of 141 shots against them so far this Premier League season. Liverpool have allowed just 80.

Front Three Form

Front Three Form

There’s few that deny that Liverpool’s front three were amongst the strongest in Europe last season. I’d say the world, but the majority of us only watch the Premier League, Bundesliga and occasional La Liga match up.

Scoring over 90 goals between them, Salah, Mane and Firmino were a force to be reckoned with. All three scored, assisted and celebrated together. They were enjoying their football, the club and each other.

Liverpool have made a strong start to this campaign. With summer additions such as Shaqiri, Fabinho and Alisson, the Reds added both depth and quality in what was arguably the club’s best ever transfer window.

It’s obvious that the issues which hindered our performances at various points last season have been addressed. The defense, which was once the subject of ridicule, is now the tightest in the league thus far; aided not only by the arrival of Alison, but that of Van Dijk last January too.

Character and work rate carried us through the second half of the game yesterday with another defensive master class from the big Dutchman and the rest of the back line. I say the second half of the game yesterday, but this has been the case for the majority of this seasons games really.

I recall a comment I gave to an opposition fan before a game last year when he asked me for my prediction for the upcoming match. I said: “You will score and we will concede, but we will score more goals than you.”

That was our attitude. We were lethal going forward but soft at the back; a prolific front three that bet makers wouldn’t dream of placing odds against and a back line that leaked goals.

This season, it’s a lot different. For me, it’s not a cause of concern but more of a cause of confusion.

We have added depth, strengthened defensively to the point that we no longer worry about conceding ridiculous goals and we have kept the same dangerous front three. We have added in areas we have lacked and brought in more support to complement. What could be possibly missing?

It’s safe to say that, so far, Salah, Mane and Firmino haven’t clicked in the same manner they did last term.

Recently, I described their performances as “underwhelming” but I don’t think this word does the players justice.

I admit that the spark has been amiss at times. The last, decisive pass to unlock a defense has often ran astray, sometimes they’ve looked sloppy in possession, unable to keep up with each other, counter attacks are not as clinical, and the finishing looks off too.

Is this something to worry about? No, not at all. This should all be expected after a long year they’ve had.

After finishing a long campaign that stretched all the way to Kiev in May (Allez Allez Allez), the lads have had little down time. They jumped straight into a World Cup, followed by a United States tour to see us.

They then returned back home to begin the Premier League season, with little or no break, which has already been plagued by the mundanity of international fixtures. This is both physically and mentally tough for them.

Mohammed Salah ended a four-game goal drought yesterday against Huddersfield, with a daisy cutter of a finish that was too precise for the Huddersfield goalkeeper.

This goal marked Salah’s 50th in English football. A tremendous milestone and one I’m sure he’ll be proud of. I do agree this is one that we might have hoped would have came lot sooner this season for the Egyptian, but none the less it was an important goal that further demonstrated the little Egyptian’s quality.

It was enough for us to get back on the bus from Yorkshire with three points, preserving our slot at the top end of the league table. It wasn’t as spectacular as some of the displays we put on last year but it was professional. I’d take another 29 1-0s right now if it meant we lifted that much-coveted Premier League trophy in May.

Isn’t it reassuring to know that we are joint top with Manchester city, and we have come nowhere close to performing at the best of our ability? Instead of worrying and complaining, appreciate what the lads have done.

We know they could be doing better and I’m sure the players know that too but for us right now, they are doing what we need them to. Getting the goals and the points that come with them, and moving on. There is still much to come from this Liverpool squad that it’s frightening. City are operating at their best or very close to it. We aren’t. You still can’t separate us points wise and we’ve had the tougher fixtures.

We must also keep in mind that opponents adjust their game when they play us.

Managers set up their sides to stifle us, not to get the best out of their players.

When I think about this, I imagine a secret meeting of all the Premier League coaches, minus Klopp of course, sitting upon a long oak table with lights dimmed and cigars lit. Pep at one end, Mourinho at the other, showing game tape and discussing the best ways to stop our front three.

We can’t be ignorant to the fact that these men blew teams away last season; it was laughable what they did to defenders at times. I’m sure with each riot ran, Premier League teams have worked through the night to break it down piece by piece, play by play, to analyze what made our trio click and how to suppress the power.

Give it time. The lads will be back. Salah’s got 50, Mane’s got no thumb and Firmino has no eye. I’d say we are doing ok considering.

SO FAR, SO GOOD FOR THE REDS

So far, so good for the Reds.

The best start for Liverpool in 28 years. The Reds entered the international break last weekend top of the league with four wins from four, nine goals scored, and just the one conceded. There is no denying that Liverpool have been far from top form so far this season, but there are a lot of positives to take.

Following our last two games in the Premier League, and games won I must add, the team attracted a lot of criticism regarding quality and strength. I think this criticism is largely due to the ignorance towards the competition that we have faced. Yes, as mentioned, we did not play our best, but there are a lot of positives to take from beating two strong teams in the form of Brighton Hove Albion and Leicester City. Recent history has shown; we quite often drop points to these so called ‘lesser’ teams in the Premier League. Dare I say Crystal Palace in 13/14 when we were 3-0 up and drew 3-3. Did this cost us the league that season? Well, if not, it certainly carried a burden towards the end of the campaign.

So, if anything, I think to overcome the first four games with an unblemished record is enormously positive for us. We can see a lot of new and exciting traits that the lads have carried with them through the full 90 minutes of games. Aside from that one goal conceded, the less said the better, I think the Reds have kept their concentration, showed admirable determination (I have the urge to call out Robertson and Van Dijk here) and got dirty together to navigate through a tricky, sometimes scrappy, opening to their Premier League journey. We have conceded the least amount of goals in the Premier League, and scored a few at the other end. It may not be pretty, but were getting the job done.

Far from an easy return, Klopp and his men have a tasty September ahead. With Tottenham away up first, the Reds will then continue their domestic and European football with games against PSG, Southampton, two games against Chelsea, Napoli and Manchester City. Along with the new found traits I have mentioned, I think the importance of squad depth will show during this period. Klopp will have to balance our Premier League progress with European and League Cup fixtures. He’s boss though, I’m sure he’ll manage.

It is still very early in the season but, If Liverpool are serious about 18/19 success, then this next month will be pivotal. As I don’t want to prematurely throw a title race statement out there, I will say that I am extremely excited to see where we will stand after this month. We have displayed newfound skills that in past we have lacked, but there is still a lot more to come of this Liverpool squad. We will face three potential Premier League title contenders and two European powerhouses all in the space of five weeks. Seat belts on, here we go.

 

 

BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool vs Leicester (A)

Jurgen and his boys will look to make it four out of four this weekend as they travel to King Power Stadium to face Leicester City.

Who:Leicester City vs Liverpool

Where: King Power Stadium (Leicester)

When:Saturday 1stSeptember, 7:30am ET

Where Can I Watch? http://NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Live, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (Stream)

NBCSN (TV/Cable/Satellite)

LFCTV GO, SiriusXM FC, TalkSport Radio World (Radio/Audio Stream)

Be prepared for the game by the numbers:

 2: If Liverpool win tomorrow, this will be the first time that they have managed to win two games back-to-back against Leicester since 1996-97.

3: The Foxes also enter the game in good form, winning their last three games. Two of these games came in the Premier League and one a 4-0 win over Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup.

9: Leicester City’s #9 Jamie Vardy will miss the game due to suspension.

50:Daniel Sturridge is one goal short of his 50thfor the Reds.

100: James Milner will look to play his 100thPremier League match for Liverpool if picked to play by Klopp.

1990-91: Liverpool have not taken 12 points from four games since their 1990-91 campaign.

2005: Should Alisson keep a clean sheet and shutout Leicester, he will become only the second Liverpool goalkeeper in history to not concede a goal in the opening four games of his Liverpool career. The last goalkeeper to do so was Pepe Reina.

Players unavailable: Lovren (Injured), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Injured)

Predicted Lineup: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Keita, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

 

BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool vs Brighton Hove Albion (H)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Andy Roberton of Liverpool scores the forth goal and celebrates during the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham at Anfield on May 13, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Who: Liverpool vs Brighton Hove Albion
Where: Anfield
When: Saturday 25th August, 12:30pm ET

Where Can I Watch? http://NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Live, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (Stream), NBCSN (TV/Cable/Satellite)
LFCTV GO, SiriusXM FC, TalkSport Radio World (Radio/Audio Stream)

Liverpool return to Anfield this weekend to take on the Seagulls for a 12:00pm ET kick off on Saturday. The Reds carry 6 points into the game with two strong displays, whilst Chris Hughton’s Brighton are also in good spirits from a great home win over Manchester United.

Be prepared for the game by the numbers:

0 – Liverpool are the only team in the Premier League this season to have 0 goals against heading into game week 3.

3 – The last time Liverpool won their first 3 games of a Premier League season was in the 2013/14 season.

5 – Liverpool have won their last five matches against Brighton, scoring 20 goals and conceding just 5.

9 – Liverpool scored 9 goals against Brighton in the premier league last season. (5-1 away, 4-0 home)

14 – The Seagulls have failed to win any of their last 14 Premier League games on the road.

22 – Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 22 competitive matches at Anfield

Players unavailable: Lovren (Injured), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Injured)
Predicted Lineup: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Keita, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Contributions to the numbers:
Anfield Road
Sulav Kafley
Andrew Wentland
Mark Murphy