Trent Alexander-Arnold could make his 50th Premier League appearance for Liverpool at Southampton on Friday night.

The 20-year-old would bring up a half-century of league outings for his boyhood club should he feature at St Mary’s.

Alexander-Arnold made his top-flight debut in December 2016 when he came on as a substitute in the closing stages of a 3-0 win at Middlesbrough.

For more need-to-know pre-match facts and figures, courtesy of club statistician Ged Rea, read on… 

Liverpool now have as many points (79) as they did when they last lifted the league title in 1989-90. They have won more matches this season (24) than in that title-winning campaign (23).

The Reds have lost just once in their last 10 league meetings home and away with Southampton – winning six and drawing the other three.

Five of James Milner’s six goals this season have been scored away from Anfield, including the winner at Fulham in the Reds’ last fixture on the road.

Of the last 51 league matches in which the Reds have scored the game’s opening goal, they have won 42 and drawn nine.

Jürgen Klopp’s side have now recorded five successive league clean sheets against the Saints – the first time that has ever happened.

Dejan Lovren played 31 times for Southampton in his only season at St Mary’s (2013-14) and would make the 150th appearance of his Premier League career if selected on Friday.

Divock Origi’s first goals for Liverpool were his three at Southampton in a League Cup quarter-final back in 2015.

Joel Matip’s last goal for the club came against tonight’s opponents at Anfield in September. The centre-half has started each of the last 12 league and cup matches.

Mohamed Salah has scored four goals in his three appearances for Liverpool against Southampton.

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