Liverpool is poised to equal a club-winning record when they face Brentford at Anfield in Sunday’s Premier League clash. Jurgen Klopp’s side, after recent underwhelming performances, aims to bounce back and secure their ninth consecutive home win, a feat achieved only once before in the club’s history.
Liverpool’s disappointing draw against Luton Town and a 3-2 defeat to Toulouse in the Europa League have not dampened the significance of their home form this season. In the 2023-24 campaign, the Reds boast a perfect record from eight home games across various competitions, scoring at least twice in each match.
Should Liverpool secure a victory against Brentford with multiple goals, it would mirror a historic achievement last seen during the reign of Bob Paisley. In 1980, Paisley’s team won nine consecutive Anfield matches by two or more goals, a record that remains unmatched until now.
Liverpool’s chance to equal this record is not the only milestone at stake. Klopp’s team has the opportunity to open a Premier League campaign with six home wins for only the third time in the club’s history, having previously done so in the title-winning seasons of 2019-20 and 2020-21.
Leeds United was the last team to secure a Premier League victory at Anfield in October 2022. Since then, Liverpool has maintained a strong home record, with Brentford inflicting a rare defeat at the Gtech Community Stadium before Liverpool suffered a 1-0 home loss.
For Mohamed Salah, the match against Brentford also presents a chance to join an exclusive club of Premier League legends. If he scores against Brentford, Salah will become the fourth player in Premier League history to score in his team’s first six home games of a season, following the footsteps of Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, and Thierry Henry.