• Daniel Sturridge is the first player in Liverpool’s Premier League history to score in the team’s opening four games of the season.
  • Southampton have won four of the last six Barclays Premier League games against Liverpool, but the Reds have won the last two at Anfield by a 1-0 scoreline.
  • In the last five Premier League meetings between the Saints and Liverpool, the Merseysiders have scored three goals, all between the 43rd and 45th minutes.
  • Southampton have scored just four goals in their last nine Barclays Premier League matches.
  • The Saints have played three teenagers in two of their Premier League fixtures this season, something Liverpool did six times last season (a divisional high).
  • Lucas has been booked in each of his last three Premier League appearances. He has never been booked in four successive PL games.
  • Southampton have averaged the second highest possession figure this season (59.1%), Liverpool are only ninth (48.1%).
  • Southampton have allowed only nine shots on target this season - fewer than any other side, while Liverpool have conceded the second most (22).
  • Sturridge has scored the third and fourth fastest goals of the season so far (versus Man Utd and Swansea respectively).
  • Rickie Lambert has had eight headed shots in the Premier League this season; three more than Liverpool have in total (5).
  • All five of Liverpool’s goals in the Barclays Premier League this season have come before half-time.