Liverpool Vs Aston Villa: Reds aiming to equal 34-year-old record

Liverpool will be out to equal a 34-year-old club record when they welcome Aston Villa to Anfield for Saturday’s Premier League clash.

The Reds’ 2-1 victory over AC Milan at San Siro in midweek marked their sixth win in a row across all competitions and saw them become the first English team ever to win all six group games in a single Champions League campaign.

Jurgen Klopp Jurgen Klopp has also steered his side to successive 4-0 wins in the top flight at Anfield, firstly seeing off Arsenal with ease before putting four unanswered goals past Southampton.

Should Liverpool prevail by at least four goals once more this weekend, it will mark the first time since October 1987 that they have won three top-flight home games on the bounce by such a margin.

Kenny Dalglish’s side previously did so against Derby County, Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers in the 1987-88 season, with Liverpool going on to capture the First Division title.

However, the Reds have been dealt a blow with the news that Diogo Jota is doubtful for the visit of Steven Gerrard’s men due to injury.

Steven Gerrard Meanwhile, Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard willbe looking to become the second Liverpool player turned coach after Kevin Keegan to return to Anfield to win a match.

This will be Gerrard’s first match against Liverpool as a head coach, the club he played for 710 times in all competitions, the third-most in the Reds’ history.

Kevin Keegan
Former players managing against the Reds at Anfield in the Premier League have lost 14 of their last 16 visits (W1 D1), with Kevin Keegan the last former Liverpool player to win there, in May 2003 with Manchester City.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has either scored or assisted a goal in 13 consecutive Premier League appearances, setting up Divock Origi’s late winner against Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out.

It’s the second-longest run of consecutive matches with a goal involvement in the competition’s history, after Jamie Vardy’s run of 15 between August and December 2015.

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