Monthly Archives: December 2018

By The Numbers: 2018

Records broken, history made, players signed and goals have been scored. Here’s how 2018 has been for Liverpool:

1: Champions League Final. Mixed emotions, but a great ride with memorable performances, great goals and new Liverpool songs. Allez Allez Allez.

2: If the Premier League ran for the calendar year of 2018, Liverpool would be in 2nd place behind Manchester City. Joint on 88 points, with City edging Liverpool on goal difference.

5: Liverpool added 5 world class proven players to their roster. Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson Becker, Shaqiri and Virgil Van Dijk.

7: Liverpool became the first team to win all 7 games in December, a busy period in English football.

13: Mohammed Salah finishes 2018 as the 18/19 Premier League top goalscorer with 13 goals.

20: Liverpool remain unbeaten in the opening 20 league games of a season. For only the third time in the clubs history, they have not managed this since 1988.

28: In 2018, Mohammed Salah has scored 28 Premier League goals. This is more than any other Premier League player. In second place is Harry Kane with 25 and third is Aubameyang with 23. Mane has 14 and Firmino has 13.

42: After three goals against Arsenal, hat-trick hero Bobby Firmino became the highest scoring Brazilian in Premier League history with 42 goals. Philipe Coutinho is second.

51: Liverpool currently end 2018 with 54 points from 20 league games. This is their best start to top-flight English football in the clubs history.

100: Jurgen Klopp celebrated his 100thwin as Liverpool manager, reaching this great landmark faster than legends Bob Paisley and Bill Shankly.

500: James Milner played his 500thPremier League game. A special milestone for the Red’s vice-captain and only the 13thplayer to do so. The last player to reach 500 was also a Red, Steven Gerrard.

2019: Liverpool enter 2019, 7 points clear at the top of the Premier League table. No team in Premier League history has been so far clear entering the New Year and not gone on to win the title.

By The Numbers: Wolves (A)

BY THE NUMBERS: Liverpool vs Arsenal (A)

Who: Wolves vs Liverpool

Where: Molineux Stadium (Wolves)

When: Friday, 21st December, 3:00pm ET

Where Can I Watch?, NBC Sports Live

LFCTV GO (Radio/Audio Stream)

Liverpool are unbeaten in the Premier League and remain the only team in the English top-flight to have avoided defeat all season. Jürgen Klopp and his men travel to Molineux Stadium on Friday to play an in-form Wolves side. A win would keep Liverpool top of the table with two games left in what has been a busy December schedule.

Be prepared for the game by the numbers:

3: During the last two meetings between the two sides at Molineux Stadium, both games ended in 3-0 in favor of Liverpool.

4: Liverpool now have 14 wins and 3 draws in their last 17 games. This is the fourth-best start in history by an English club. EVER!

6: Liverpool has the fewest goals conceded in the Premier League this season with just 6. Only five times in English top-flight football history has a team conceded just 6 goals in their opening 15 league matches. Liverpool have also not conceded more than one goal in their last 20 Premier League games.

7: After Shaqiri’s two goals on Sunday, Liverpool have scored 7 times from the bench this season, compared to just 3 in the whole of last season. Super subs.

8: In the Premier League, Liverpool and Wolves have met on 8 occasions. Through these games, Liverpool hold a record of 5-1-2 (W,L,D).

10: Liverpool have a total of 10 clean sheets so far this season. This is the most in the Premier League. Chelsea come in second with 8.

12: Every single Liverpool outfield player had a shot on goal for the Reds on Sunday. This includes all substitutes and defenders. Alisson also hit a heavy pass that could be classed..

30: In Liverpool’s last Premier League fixture (Manchester United) Liverpool outshot their opponents by 30.

45: Liverpool currently have 45 points so far this season. This is 21 more than Everton and 19 more than Manchester United.

51: Mohammad Salah has scored 10 goals, has 4 assists and created 37 chances for Liverpool this season. This is the most for any Liverpool player. Salah also leads the Premier League with 10 goals, joint with Arsenal’s Aubameyang.