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, ManeUnused subs: Adrian, R Williams, N Williams, Keita, Shaqiri, OrigiManager: 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, GiroudScorer: Mount 42Head coach: Thomas Tuchel

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Chelsea stats

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

Liverpool stats

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 1-1Stuttgart D 1-1Mainz W 1-0Hertha Berlin L 3-4Bologna W 2-0Bologna W 1-0Atletico Madrid D 1-1Osasuna W 3-1

Premier League scorers: Jota 2, Firmino 1, Mane 1, Salah 1

Jurgen Klopp’s managerial record against ChelseaWon 6Drawn 5Lost 4


Saturday 21 August 2021Liverpool 2 Burnley 0Team (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas (Gomez 90+2); Elliott, Henderson (c), Keita (Thiago 81); Salah, Jota (Firmino 81), ManeScorers: Jota 18, Mane 69Crowd: 52,591

Liverpool's summer signings


Ibrahima Konate - RB Leipzig


Marko Grujic - PortoLiam Millar - BaselGeorginio Wijnaldum - Paris Saint-GermainXherdan Shaqiri - LyonHarry Wilson - FulhamBen 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 listLiverpool: Milner 1Chelsea: None

Referee and VAR

Referee: Anthony TaylorVAR: Chris KavanaghThis 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.