Highlights of Liverpool’s 2013/2014 Season

22 Oct
  1. The 2013–14 season will be Liverpool Football Club’s 122nd season in existence, and their 51st consecutive season in the top flight of English football. It is also the club’s 22nd consecutive season in the Premier League. It is also the club’s best start to an EPL season since the 2008-09 edition.
  2. Simon Mignolet became the first Liverpool goalkeeper to save a penalty on his debut against Stoke City (H, 17 August 2013).
  3. Mignolet’s saved penalty is the first at Anfield in the league for Liverpool since Sander Westerveld denied Arsenal’s Davor Suker in September 1999.
  4. Jordan Henderson played his 100th LFC game against his boyhood club, Sunderland (A, 29 September 2013). Bizarrely, he also made his Reds debut against the Black Cats and got his 50th game too against his old club.
  5. Gerrard gets his 100th EPL goal, the 24th player to do so, with a penalty against Newcastle United FC (A, 19 October 2013).
  6. Daniel Sturridge became the fastest player to reach the 20 Liverpool goals mark, taking only 26 games to do so.
  7. It is now 11 goals in 11 games played with both Sturridge and Luis Suarez as Liverpool’s front two, popularly dubbed SAS.
  8. Steven Gerrard played his 450th top-flight game for Liverpool (Vs West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on 26 October 2013) and, in doing so, become only the ninth Reds player to achieve the feat.
  9. Sturridge is only the second Liverpool player in history to score in seven of the opening eight league games of a campaign. In 1987, John Aldridge scored in each of the first nine.
  10. Luis Suarez was yet to score in five meetings with West Bromwich Albion, and then he gets a hat trick on the sixth try. The treble against West Bromwich Albion (Anfield, 26 October 2013) is his first ever at Anfield and the fourth of his LFC career (tied with Torres). Roger Hunt scored the last hat trick in Anfield league meetings in a 4-1 win in January 1968.
  11. Sturridge only the 2nd ever LFC player to score in seven of a season’s first eight league games. The other, John Aldridge, did in 1987 (first 9 games).
  12. The Reds have now scored 101 goals against Fulham (H, 09 November 2013) in league football.
  13. The game against Fulham is the 54th time Liverpool has scored 4+ goals in a PL home game. Only Man Utd (74), Chelsea (63) & Arsenal (62) have more.
  14. Liverpool’s 32 shots Vs. Fulham (including blocked) are the most recorded by a team in a PL game this season.
  15. Luis Suarez had 10 shots in this game (Vs. Fulham), the first time anyone has recorded double figures in a game this season.
  16. Steven Gerrard has played 15 years for LFC as per the week ending 30 November 2013. Only seven players have longer spans between their first and last appearance for LFC, as Captain Steven Gerrard’s 15 years as a Red.
  17. Gerrard’s goal against Hull City AFC (01 December 2013) is his fourth against the Tigers, the most in Reds’ history against this team.
  18. The 1-3 loss against Hull City AFC (01 December 2013) is the club’s first ever (all competitions) in 17 meetings, a record that now reads W12 D4 L1.
  19. Luis Suarez became the first Red to score three hat-tricks against the same team, Norwich City. LS7 scored four in a 5-1 rout of the Canaries at Anfield (04 December 2013).
  20. The 5-1 win gave Steven Gerrard his 150th victory as LFC captain.
  21. Liverpool have scored four goals in each of their last three home league games (West Brom and Fulham). The last time they achieved this at Anfield was in April 2009.
  22. The Reds only needed two goals to record 100 in league games against Norwich. The number is now 103.
  23. The last Anfield hat-trick against the Canaries before LS7s was by Paul Walsh, in November 1986 in a 6-2 win. It was till yesterday Liverpool’s only Anfield treble against the Canaries.
  24. Suarez overtook Ian Rush as Liverpool’s all-time top-scorer against Norwich with 11 goals in just five appearances. Rushie’s record was nine in 21. Next on the list are Kenny Dalglish and David Fairclough who all have seven.
  25. Suarez’s fourth goal against Norwich City gave BR 100 league goals as LFC manager. The Reds have now scored 101 goals under his reign.
  26. Luis Suarez recorded the eighth-fastest route to 50 league goals, in 86 appearances. He became only the third overseas player to score 50 in the Premier League for the Reds following Fernando Torres (65) and Dirk Kuyt (51).
  27. Suarez now has five Liverpool hat-tricks. Only seven players have scored more for the club in the league.
  28. As of the Norwich game (04 December 2013), Luis Suarez has now scored five of Liverpool’s six hat-tricks.
  29. Against West Ham United (H, 07 December 2013), Steven Gerrard overtook Anfield hero and former captain Phil Neal to go into eighth place in the all-time top-flight appearance list by playing for the 456th time against West Ham.
  30. The skipper also captained Liverpool for the 300th time in the Barclays Premier League (H, 07 December 2013). Despite limping off injured (hamstring), the 4-1 win was Stevie G’s 151st as captain.
  31. Luis Suarez is the first player in the EPL to score 10 goals in a calendar month.
  32. He is also the first to score at least 2 goals in 4 consecutive PL matches.
  33. LS7 tied Andy Cole with the most goals scored before Christmas (19). In this regard, his record as a Red, 17 goals in 11 appearances, beats Robbie Fowler’s 16 in 19 appearances.
  34. Suarez is the first LFC player to score 19 goals before Christmas, beating the previous record by 3 goals and doing it in 5 fewer games.
  35. Suarez’s 19 goals in Liverpool’s opening 17 games, is two more than the previous League record at this stage (17 by Les Ferdinand and Kevin Phillips).
  36. Liverpool is currently averaging more than two goals per game (PL) under BR. This is the best goals per game ratio of any manager since their first, John McKenna, in 1896. The record, after a home win over Cardiff (21 December 2013) reads P17 W11 D3 L3.
  37. Against Cardiff (21 December 2013), Luis Suarez became the first player to score in 6 consecutive PL matches since Fernando Torres netted in 8 (May 2008).


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