Liverpool 2 Sheffield Utd 0 – Big Match Facts

As Jurgen Klopp’s men continue their quest for Premier League glory, we take a look at some interesting facts and figures from Thursday night’s game.

  • Liverpool have accumulated 58 points from their 20 Premier League games this season; in English top-flight history, only Manchester City in 2017-18 (also 58) have had as many points at this stage of a campaign (assuming three points for a win all-time).
  • Liverpool scored in their 29th consecutive game in the Premier League; only two teams have ever recorded a longer scoring streak in the competition – Arsenal between 2001 and 2002 (55) and Manchester United between 2007 and 2008 (36).
  • Mohamed Salah’s opener (03:25) was the earliest goal scored by Liverpool and conceded by Sheffield United in this season’s Premier League; indeed, it was the earliest the Blades have conceded in a top-flight match since Andriy Shevchenko for Chelsea in March 2007 (03:02).
  • Salah became only the fourth player to score 50+ left-footed goals for a single side in the Premier League, after Robbie Fowler (85 for Liverpool), Ryan Giggs (83 for Manchester United) and Robin van Persie (63 for Arsenal).
  • Sadio Mané has scored 25 Premier League goals at Anfield since the start of last season – across the big-five European leagues, the only two players with more league goals at a specific venue are Lionel Messi (29 at the Camp Nou) and Kylian Mbappé (27 at the Parc des Princes).
  • Mané’s goal was his 100th goal involvement for Liverpool in his 151 appearances in all competitions for the club (74 goals, 26 assists).
  • Since the start of last season, only his Liverpool teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold (20) has more Premier League assists than Andy Robertson (17).
  • Alisson made his 50th Premier League appearance for Liverpool and kept his 26th clean sheet; among goalkeepers in the competition’s history, only Petr Cech (33) and Pepe Reina (28) kept more shutouts in their opening 50 starts than the Brazilian.