For the first time in the history of the UEFA Super Cup, two English sides will compete in the final tonight.
With the game being held in Istanbul, it’s also the first time that the final has been in Turkey despite having been competed for 43 times before.
According to LiverpoolFC.com, having won the trophy in 1977, 2001 and 2005, the Reds could draw level with Real Madrid on four titles by beating Chelsea. That would mean only Barcelona and AC Milan, both on five, would have won the competition more often than the Reds.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have won the Super Cup only once. That win came in 1998, three years before manager Frank Lampard moved to Chelsea as a player.
The Reds have only ever beaten Chelsea twice in European competitions – and both of those matches ended 1-0, including on the road to Istanbul in 2005.
If Joel Matip starts the match, it will be his 100th appearance for the Reds. With Joe Gomez an option at right-back in place of Trent Alexander-Arnold, who is often left out away from home in Europe, that is a very real possibility.
Five of the 11 previous meetings in Europe between the Reds and Chelsea have been drawn. If that is the case tonight, then there will be extra-time, unlike the Community Shield, which went straight to penalties.