Divock Origi has the danger to proceed his ambitious shape within the League Cup this night and upload to Liverpool’s record-breaking get started in entrance of purpose this season.
In Liverpool’s ultimate 3 fixtures on this festival, 24 objectives had been scored, with the Reds scoring 12 and conceding 12.
Divock Origi, in the meantime, has scored 9 objectives in his 12 League Cup appearances for the membership.
And he may just upload his identify to the checklist of 10 other avid gamers who’ve scored in Liverpool’s opening 5 video games this season – a brand new checklist at this degree of a marketing campaign beating the 8 scorers in 1993-94.
Reds and the Cup
A complete of 5 Liverpool avid gamers had been despatched off on this festival. The ultimate crimson card got here the way in which of Peter Crouch in 2007 at Chelsea and the primary was once for ex-Gunner Ray Kennedy at Anfield in 1981 towards Arsenal.
The ultimate League Cup hat-trick got here from Divock Origi (at Southampton 2016) and the ultimate Liverpool participant to attain a hat-trick within the festival at Anfield was once Michael Owen in a 3-Zero win over Grimsby in 1997.
The Reds have scored in all however 10 in their ultimate 101 video games on this festival.
The Reds had been occupied with 11 League Cup penalty shoot-outs, profitable 8 and feature gained 16 of 22 in all competitions.
And Liverpool have gained the League Cup 8 occasions – greater than some other group, the ultimate instance in 2012 after they defeated Cardiff on consequences.
Catalyst for Exchange
In 17 League Cup video games below Jurgen Klopp, 68 other avid gamers had been used.
Within the earlier spherical ultimate week Liverpool gained 7-2 at Lincoln Town, it was once the membership’s first-ever 7-2 win clear of house, their 5th in general and their first since 1935.
Within the recreation at Lincoln within the earlier spherical, Rhys Williams and Virgil van Dijk turned into the 34th other centre-back pairing used throughout Klopp’s Anfield tenure.
Arsenal will change into the primary group that Liverpool have ever confronted in 3 in their opening six video games of a marketing campaign.
Mo Salah wishes one purpose to checklist 100 in his English membership occupation and a hat-trick would see him checklist a century of objectives for the Reds.
Gunners in Focal point
Arsenal‘s most effective win on this festival at Anfield got here in January 2007 – they gained 6-Three with Julio Baptista scoring 4 and seeing a penalty stored by means of Jerzy Dudek.
Baptista stays the one participant to attain a hat-trick towards Liverpool on this festival.
Within the League Cup come across ultimate season, Arsenal turned into most effective the second one visiting group within the ultimate 66 years to attain no less than 5 objectives at Anfield. The opposite was once….Arsenal, in the similar festival in January 2007.
A victory this night will see Arsenal change into most effective the second one visiting group to win at Anfield within the League Cup on two events, following Southampton in 1960 and 2017.
Mikel Arteta is now unbeaten in his seven home cup video games accountable for the Gunners, having led them to ultimate season’s FA Cup triumph.
This Season’s Scorers
Liverpool: Mane 3, Minamino 3, Salah 3, Jones 2, Grujic 1, Jota 1, Origi 1, Robertson 1, Shaqiri 1, Van Dijk 1
Arsenal: Lacazette 3, Aubameyang 2, Nketiah 2, Gabriel 1, personal objectives 1
* Statistics courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).