Pepe closing in on Elisha
A clean sheet for Pepe Reina against Stoke City tonight will take the custodian into third place in the club's all time clean sheets list overtaking the great Elisha Scott.
The Spanish stopper currently has 137 clean sheets, the same as Scott.
Here are all the rest of the facts and figures from club statto Ged Rea.
Head to Head: (League only)
At Anfield: Liverpool 42 wins, 10 draws, Stoke 3 wins.
Overall: Liverpool 54 wins, 30 draws, Stoke 27 wins.
Earlier this season Stoke won 2-0 in the Potteries with Ricardo Fuller scoring on 56 minutes and Kenwyne Jones sealing the points on the stroke of full time.
Liverpool have won 13 of the last 14 league meetings at Anfield. Since losing 4-3 to Stoke here in March 1959 the Reds have won 23 and drawn 2 of the 25 clashes on this ground.
The Reds biggest home win against the Potters came in January 1902 when they won 7-0.
In all competitions the Reds have won 47, drawn 11 and lost three at home to Stoke in 61 meetings.
Liverpool have scored in 30 of their last 32 home clashes with City in league and cup.
Home and away Liverpool have lost only two of the last 21 meetings.
Glen Johnson scored his first goal for Liverpool against Stoke at August 2009 in what was his second appearance for the Reds.
Maxi Rodriguez made his Reds debut against tonight's opponents in the Midlands in January 2010.
The Reds have never lost to Stoke on this ground in the top-flight.
Two players have scored league hat-tricks against Stoke - both came at Anfield. The first was from Andy McGuigan who became the first to score five goals in a game for the club as the Reds won 7-0 in 1902. The last came from Roger Hunt who netted four in a 6-1 victory on Boxing Day 1963.
The last man to achieve the feat was Robbie Fowler in an 8-0 League Cup win at the Britannia Stadium in November 2000.
Gabriel Paletta, in the League Cup against Reading in 2006, is the last Liverpool player to score for the club on his debut.
Since losing at Blackpool three weeks ago the Reds have taken seven points out of the last nine.
Liverpool are looking to keep a third successive league clean sheet for the first time since April.
Two goals tonight will see the Reds record 50 goals for the season in all competitions.
A victory over Stoke will give Liverpool a plus goal difference for only the second time this season - the first came after a 3-0 win over Aston Villa in December which gave them a goal difference of plus one.
Stoke's win in November was their first over Liverpool since April 1984. In the between the teams met 12 times in all competitions.
Tonight's game will be Tony Pulis's 100th Premier League game as a manager - all with Stoke. He has won 32 and lost 41 of the previous 99.
He is one of two current Welshmen managing in the top-flight - Mark Hughes at Fulham being the other.
Stoke have won on this ground three times. They all came in a four year period in the 1950s in Division Two.
They won 4-3 in 1959, 2-0 in 1956 with their first success coming in 1955 when they won 4-2.
Matthew Etherington has started all of Stoke's league games this season.
Both of Stoke's Premier League red cards this season have been issued to Ryan Shawcross - the second of which came in their last game at Fulham. He misses this game as a result.
City have gone 25 league games since last featuring in a goalless draw - at home to Everton back in May.
Their three away wins this season have come at Newcastle, West Brom and Blackburn.
Kenwyne Jones is the club's leading scorer in the top-flight this season with five goals. He has found the net against both Merseyside clubs.
They have not conceded more than twice in a league fixture since the final day of last season when they lost 4-0 at Manchester United.
Stoke have recorded three wins and three defeats in the last six league games - alternating between a victory and a defeat during this period.
They last won away in the league at Blackburn at Boxing Day thanks to goals from Robert Huth and Marc Wilson.
Since then on the road they have lost 2-1 at Manchester United and 2-0 at Fulham.
They have lost one of the last five games in league and cup while this is their fourth successive away game in all competitions.
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Asmir Begovic has saved one penalty this season - from Sunderland's Steed Malbranque, while Thomas Sorensen has saved 2 - from Frank Lampard and in the last minute of the FA Cup tie at Wolves on Sunday he thwarted Nenad Milijas.
Stoke have kept three clean sheets in the last four games.
Stoke have gained only two points in the last 25 visits to Anfield. Both of them were 0-0 draws - Boxing Day 1970 and September 2008.
They have scored one goal in the last nine league visits to Anfield. That came from Paul Bracewell in a 5-1 defeat in March 1983.
The Potters have scored in only two of the last 12 league games they have played at Anfield.
City have scored more than once in a game at Anfield in only one of the last 20 visits. They hit three in 1975-76 but still lost 5-3.
Tonight's referee Anthony Taylor has taken charge of a Liverpool game on only one previous occasion - the infamous Carling Cup tie with Northampton earlier this season.
Scorers this season: (league in brackets)
Liverpool: Torres 9 (9), Gerrard 8 (4), Ngog 8 (2), Kuyt 5 (4), Maxi 3 (3), Babel 2 (1), Cole 2 (1), Jovanovic 2 (0), Kyrgiakos 2 (2), Meireles 2 (2), Johnson 1 (1), Lucas 1 (0), Skrtel 1 (1), own goals 2 (1).
Stoke: Jones 7 (5), Walters 6 (3), Huth 5 (4), Etherington 4 (4), Fuller 3 (3), Tuncay 3 (1), Higginbotham 2 (1), Whitehead 2 (2), Delap 1 (1), Abdoulaye Faye 1 (1), Wilson 1 (1), own goals 2 (2).