Record-breaker! Suarez can make history today

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Luis Suarez has scored 45 goals in his last 49 league games for Liverpool and the record-books may be rewritten once again this weekend.

Liverpool's current talisman Luis Suarez is no stranger to setting records.

In fact, the Uruguayan has done it so much this season, he may well be bored of doing so time after time. Perhaps a human standard of play is just too easy for him.

Later today, the 26-year-old is set to break yet another record - if he can score against Aston Villa.

Achieving the feat will make Suarez the first Liverpool player to score in nine successive home league games. The old record of eight, shared by Roger Hunt and Fernando Torres, has already been matched.

More generally, Suarez has an incredible 45 goals in his last 49 league matches, while only Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and Torres have scored more Premier League goals for the Reds than Suarez (and he has only been there since 2011).

The omens look good for the Uruguayan if he is to make his mark, with Liverpool being four goals short of recording 200 against Villa in all home league games. Their overall tally against Villa, moreover, is higher than against any other team.

The Reds' last 16 league games, meanwhile, have produced more than four goals a match on average.

The stage is well and truly set for Liverpool's Uruguayan maestro to strike again.

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