We begin our build-up to Saturday teatime's trip to Merseyside will all the important pre-match stats and information you need...
Liverpool vs Chelsea head to head
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Kabak, Robertson; Thiago (Milner 79), Wijnaldum (c), Jones (Jota 62); Salah (Oxlade-Chamberlain 62), Firmino, Mane
Unused subs: Adrian, R Williams, N Williams, Keita, Shaqiri, Origi
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Rudiger; James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell; Ziyech (Pulisic 66), Mount (Kovacic 80); Werner (Havertz 90+1)
Unused subs: Arrizabalaga, Zouma, Alonso, Emerson, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud
Scorer: Mount 42
Head coach: Thomas Tuchel
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Chelsea are seeking to start a Premier League campaign with three wins without conceding for the first time since 2010/11.
Since Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge in January, Edouard Mendy has kept more Premier League clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in the competition (11). In all, Mendy has kept 18 clean sheets in 33 Premier League appearances, the best ratio among all keepers in the competition’s history to have played a minimum of 10 games.
Chelsea are unbeaten in our past 41 Premier League games when leading at half-time.
Other possible Chelsea milestones
Premier League - Third
FA Cup - Fourth round
League Cup - Fourth round
Champions League - Quarter-finals
Community Shield - Runners-up
Top scorer all competitions - Mohamed Salah 31
Most goals: Salah 22, Mane 11, Firmino 9, Jota 9
Most assists: Alexander-Arnold 7, Firmino 7, Mane 7, Robertson 7
Most clean sheets: Alisson 10, Adrian 1, Kelleher 1
Red cards: None
Most Yellow cards: Fabinho 6, Thiago 4
Mohamed Salah needs a brace to reach a century of career goals in the Premier League in his 161st game in the competition.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has provided nine assists for Sadio Mane in the Premier League, four more than he has for any other Liverpool player.
Mane has become the fifth Liverpool player to score 50 Premier League goals at Anfield following Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen and Salah.
Virgil van Dijk has not lost any of his 48 Premier League appearances for Liverpool at Anfield, winning 43 of them.
Wacker Innsbruck D 1-1
Stuttgart D 1-1
Mainz W 1-0
Hertha Berlin L 3-4
Bologna W 2-0
Bologna W 1-0
Atletico Madrid D 1-1
Osasuna W 3-1
Premier League scorers: Jota 2, Firmino 1, Mane 1, Salah 1
Jurgen Klopp’s managerial record against Chelsea
LIVERPOOL’S LAST PREMIER LEAGUE GAME
Saturday 21 August 2021
Liverpool 2 Burnley 0
Team (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas (Gomez 90+2); Elliott, Henderson (c), Keita (Thiago 81); Salah, Jota (Firmino 81), Mane
Scorers: Jota 18, Mane 69
Liverpool's summer signings
Ibrahima Konate - RB Leipzig
Marko Grujic - Porto
Liam Millar - Basel
Georginio Wijnaldum - Paris Saint-Germain
Xherdan Shaqiri - Lyon
Harry Wilson - Fulham
Ben Woodburn - Hearts, loan
There are no suspensions
In the Premier League, five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures have been played will result in a one-match suspension in the competition.
Premier League bookings list
Liverpool: Milner 1
Referee and VAR
Referee: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Chris Kavanagh
This will be Anthony Taylor’s fourth Blues game in 2021. He was the referee in both league games against Man City, plus our trip to Southampton.