If he scores in this game, Mo Salah will become only the third player in Liverpool history to score in each of the club’s opening five home league games of a season, following Harry Chambers (1922) and John Aldridge (1987).
Salah has scored twice in each of Liverpool’s last two league games. He has never netted two or more in three consecutive Premier League matches.
The last Reds player to score at least twice in three or more successive league games was Luis Suarez, who netted 10 goals in four matches in a row in December 2013.
Good omens and No. 650?
Liverpool require two goals to reach 650 in all league games under Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds have failed to score in only one of the last 46 home league games – the goalless draw with Chelsea in January 2023.
And they could keep successive clean sheets in the league for the first time this season.
The Reds have won 12 and drawn one of the last 14 games played on this date – the sole defeat coming in 2022 when Leeds won 2-1 at Anfield – a good omen?
Forest growing stronger on the road
Forest have picked up four points from five away league games during this campaign.
After scoring only 11 times away from home in the Premier League during the whole of 2022/23 (the lowest of any team in the division), they have already scored four times this time around.
They also conceded the most goals on the road in the top-flight last season – 44 – but have let in only seven away from home this term.
The man in the middle
This Season’s Scorers
Liverpool: Salah 8, Jota 4, Nunez 4, Diaz 3, Gakpo 3, Szoboszlai 2, Gravenberch 1, Robertson 1, own goals 2
Nottingham Forest: Awoniyi 3, Wood 3, Boly 1, Dominguez 1, Elanga 1, Hudson-Odoi 1
* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).