Records broken and incredible streaks ongoing, Liverpool’s win over West Ham saw a number of impressive statistics emerge beyond just the all-important three points.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are on a formidable run of late, winning their last 12 in a row and are unbeaten across the last 15 in all competitions.
It has seen a trophy added to the cabinet and further progression in the FA Cup, while the gap to the top of the Premier League table was again cut to just three points.
But West Ham’s visit on Sunday also proved monumental for the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ibrahima Konate who were all impressed at Anfield in the 1-0 win.
Here are three impressive stats from the latest Liverpool win.
This Is Van Dijk
Against Leeds, the Dutchman equaled the record but he is now the player to play the most home Premier League games for a single club without ever losing, with the run now stretching to an incredible 60.
Of those 60 league games, Van Dijk has been on the winning side 52 times and has walked from the Anfield turf with a draw just eight times!
60 – Virgil van Dijk has never been on the losing side for Liverpool in 60 Premier League games at Anfield, setting a new record for most home games for a single club without ever losing in the competition (W52 D8). Imperious. pic.twitter.com/3WAjoBSrBO
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 5, 2022
It’s an astonishing figure that is representative of the transformational nature of his signing and his standing within the team.
It’s a run that never looks like it’ll end. Long may it continue!
Konate following in his footsteps
On a similar line, Ibrahima Konate has experienced a near-perfect start to his Liverpool career having yet to feature in a game that ended in defeat.
The young center-back was a standout against West Ham as he continues to grow by leaps and bounds and has flourished next to Van Dijk and both Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.
And in his 18 appearances so far, has ended up on the winning side 13 times and has been a part of only five draws – with a trophy thrown in for a good measure!
Ibrahima Konaté is yet to lose for Liverpool in 18 appearances in all competitions (W13 D5) – the longest unbeaten start to a player’s #LFC career since Ray Houghton didn’t lose any of his first 23 appearances in 1987-88. #LIVWHU
— Michael Reid (@michael_reid11) March 5, 2022
And according to Opta’s Michael Reid, it is the longest unbeaten start to a player’s career at the club since Ray Houghton, who didn’t lose any of his first 23 appearances in 1987/88.
Six more games to go undefeated before he can lay claim to that record, will he do it?
16 and counting for Trent!
A generational talent who continues to re-write the record books with his wand of a right foot, Alexander-Arnold again reached new heights on Saturday with his latest assist.
His cross-cum-shot into the path of Sadio Mane was his 16th assist of the season, the most he has ever managed in a single campaign – it is still only March.
It’s a stunning return that has taken his Premier League assist tally to 44 as he looks to race Andy Robertson to the title of the most assists in the competition for a defender, currently held by Leighton Baines (53).
16 – Trent Alexander-Arnold has provided 16 assists in all competitions this season for Liverpool, his best return in a campaign in his career, overtaking the 15 he achieved in both 2018-19 and 2019-20. Sweet. pic.twitter.com/wxOkFE0Elt
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 5, 2022
Adding to that, the 23-year-old’s assist tally of 16 is one that equals Steven Gerrard’s personal best for most assists in a single Liverpool season, which he reached in three different campaigns.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has equaled Steven Gerrard’s personal best for most assists in a single Liverpool season:
?? 16 in 43 games (04/05)
?? 16 in 53 games (05/06)
?? 16 in 52 games (07/08)
?? 16 in 32 games (21/22)
It’s March. He’s a right-back. ? pic.twitter.com/ZfmCmV8oP7
— William Hill (@WilliamHill) March 5, 2022
A revolutionary player changing the way the full-back position is perceived and the right-back knows that, saying: “We’re kind of changing the game from a full-back perspective and going and winning games for the team.”