Saturday’s clash will be the first league meeting between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool since a 2-2 draw in April 1999, though Liverpool won an FA Cup tie between the two at the City Ground last season. The Reds have never been victorious in five Premier League away games against Nottingham Forest (D3 L2). The City Ground is the only ground the Reds have featured at more than once in the competition and never won.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 16 away Premier League games against promoted sides since a 2-0 loss at Hull in February 2017 (W11 D5). The last team to have a longer such run were Tottenham Hotspur between 2012 and 2020 (23 games).
Nottingham Forest are winless in their most recent four Premier League home games (D1 L3), netting the first goal in each of their last three. Only two teams have opened the scoring but failed to win more consecutive home games in the competition – Chelsea (4 between February and April 1996) and Norwich City (5 in December/January 2019/20).
Liverpool have failed to win any of their four Premier League away games thus far this season (D2 L2). They last had a longer run without an away win from the start of a campaign in 2006/07 (7).
Only Manchester City (177) have had more shots than Liverpool (175) in the Premier League this season, while only Everton (183) have faced more efforts than Nottingham Forest (176).
Mohamed Salah has scored or assisted 29 goals in his last 30 Premier League appearances against promoted sides (18 goals, 11 assists). He has netted against 26 of the 27 opponents he has faced in the Premier League with Liverpool, failing only against Swansea City.
Manchester City have won nine of their 10 Premier League meetings with Brighton & Hove Albion, with the exception being a 3-2 away loss in May 2021. The Seagulls have never won an away league game against Manchester City. They have lost on ten of their 12 such visits, including each of the last eight by an aggregate score of 21-2.
Manchester City have won each of their last nine Premier League home games, scoring at least three goals each time. There have only been two longer such runs in English top-flight history, both recorded by Aston Villa (12 between March/December 1897 and 13 between December 1930 and September 1931).
Brighton & Hove Albion are winless in their last three away league games, losing twice and conceding seven goals. They had won five of their previous seven on the road before this (D1 L1) and had conceded just six goals in that run.
Brighton remain winless in their four Premier League games under Roberto De Zerbi (D2 L2), failing to score in each of their last three. The last manager to fail to win any of his first five Premier League games was Scott Parker in April 2019, while the last non-English manager to do so was Bob Bradley in November 2016.
Phil Foden has been involved in six goals in his last four Premier League appearances against Brighton, scoring five and assisting one. A goal here would see him become the first player to score in five consecutive Premier League games against Brighton.