• Last year's 1-0 win over Stoke was Liverpool's first victory on the opening weekend in five seasons (D2 L2).
  • Seven of Southampton's last eight opening games in the Barclays Premier League have been away from home. They have won just two of the previous seven (D2 L3).
  • Southampton enjoyed a 1-0 win when they visited Anfield in the Premier League last season.
  • Dejan Lovren scored the winning goal in this fixture at Anfield last season while playing for Southampton (0-1).
  • Liverpool's new forward Rickie Lambert scored 28 Premier League goals over the last two seasons for Southampton; seven more than any other Saints player.
  • Steven Gerrard ended the 2013/14 season with the most assists in the division (13) and is now fourth in the all time Premier League list with 91.
  • Liverpool fired in 258 shots on target last season, more than any other team in the Premier League.
  • Dusan Tadic created 133 goalscoring chances in the Dutch Eredivisie last season for FC Twente; 46 more than any other player.
  • Daniel Sturridge's goals won Liverpool 20 points in the Premier League last season; more than any other player for their side.
  • On the last occasion Liverpool finished second (2008-09) they finished outside the top six in the following season (7th).