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Liverpool are unbeaten in 21 home league games against Newcastle (W17 D4 L0), since a 0-2 loss in April 1994 thanks to goals from Rob Lee and Andy Cole.
This is the second time in their history that Newcastle have gone 21 away league games without a win versus Liverpool (also 1952 to 1987). On only two other occasions have they endured longer winless runs on the road against a single opponent (29 games at Man Utd, ending in 2012 and 22 games at Chelsea, ending in 1981).
Liverpool have scored more Premier League goals against Newcastle than they have vs any other side in the competition (89).
Indeed, Liverpool have scored in each of their last 21 home games vs the Magpies – if they find the net here they will set a new Premier League record of most consecutive home games of scoring against a single opponent (Liverpool v Man City also currently 21).
Newcastle have been shown four red cards across their last four Premier League visits to Anfield.
Liverpool are unbeaten at Anfield in the Premier League this season (14 games). They last had a longer unbeaten home run from the start of a season in 2008-09, where they remained unbeaten in all 19 games en route to finishing second.
Newcastle have opened the scoring in each of their last four Premier League games, but have only gone on to win once (D3), a 1-0 against Manchester United.
All three of Rafael Benitez’s Premier League games against his former side Liverpool have finished as draws, with both at Anfield finishing 2-2.
Roberto Firmino has both scored and assisted in six different Premier League games this season – more than any other player.
Indeed, the highest number of games a player has both scored and assisted in a single Premier League season is seven – by Alan Shearer in 1994-95, Thierry Henry in 2002-03 and Robin van Persie in 2011-12.
Mohamed Salah has scored in each of his last six games for Liverpool in all competitions – the last player to do so in more was Daniel Sturridge in February 2014 (8).
Salah has had a hand in 31 goals in the Premier League this season (23 goals, 8 assists) – only two Liverpool players have ever been involved in more in a single Premier League campaign (Luis Suarez, 43 in 2013-14 and Robbie Fowler, 33 in 1995-96).