Liverpool had to produce a somewhat unexpected fightback to beat Newcastle on Saturday and maintain their perfect record.
The visitors might have been hopeful of pulling off a repeat of their smash-and-grab victory at Spurs last month when they went ahead inside the first ten minutes.
But the Reds eventually got going and hit three, extending their winning run to 14 games.
Their sensational two-and-a-half year home unbeaten streak goes on.
Managers may well place a huge amount of emphasis on grabbing the first goal in bidding to snatch three points at this fortress.
But an Opta statistic shows that, in that event, the odds remain overwhelmingly in the home side’s favour.
Liverpool have now won their last five Premier League home games when they’ve conceded the opener.
That run started in December 2017 against Leicester City (2-1) and also includes turnarounds against Arsenal (5-1), Crystal Palace (4-3) and Burnley (4-2).
This supports the argument that right now, Anfield is the toughest ground to win at in world football.