SAINTS will set a new club record if they do the unthinkable and beat Liverpool at Anfield.

Last week’s win at Crystal Palace equalled the club record of four successive away wins in a league season.

Saints had not managed four consecutive wins on the road in one season before beating Crystal Palace, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers on the road five years ago, during Ronald Koeman’s first season in charge.

In 2011 they managed five in a row under Nigel Adkins, but that was by winning their last three away games in League One and then two in the Championship at the start of the campaign that ended with promotion back to the Premier League.

So they will be in unchartered territory in more ways than one if they produce the result of the season and beat Liverpool this weekend.

That could not be a bigger ask against a Liverpool side that has won its last 15 Premier League games.

Saints have lost their last five against the champions-elect, including 3-0 beatings on their last two visits to Anfield, which is as impregnable as it has ever been.

Not since April 2017, when they lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace a week before a goalless draw at home to Saints, have Liverpool lost a Premier League game at home.

Saints’ last point there began Liverpool’s 51-match unbeaten run at Anfield, where they made it 19 successive wins by beating Manchester United ten days ago.

Unbeaten in 40 Premier League matches since losing at Manchester City at the beginning of last year, it would be no surprise if Liverpool emulate Arsenal’s 2004 Invincibles this year.

But there is always hope. The likes of Ryan Bertrand, Shane Long, Jack Stephens, James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg at least know what it takes to win at Anfield, having beaten Liverpool 1-0 there (2-0 on aggregate) in the 2017 EFL Cup semi-final.

Saints’ best away league runs

2011 (5 wins)

Brighton & HA 2-1

David Connolly and Jose Fonte scored in the last six minutes after Ashley Barnes gave Brighton the lead on the stroke of half-time.

Brentford 3-0

Adam Lallana and David Connolly gave Saints a 2-0 half-time lead before Oscar Gobern added the third scored in injury time.

Plymouth Argyle 3-1

Rickie Lambert scored twice, either side of a Ryan Dickson goal, as Saints clinched promotion from League One on a famous afternoon at Home Park

Barnsley 1-0

David Connolly scored the winner in Saints’ first game back in the Championship

Ipswich 5-2

Rickie Lambert (2) and David Connolly put Saints 3-0 up before Adam Lallana added a late brace

2011/12 (4 wins)

Watford 3-0

Rickie Lambert hat-trick

Leeds United 1-0

Rickie Lambert netted the 16th-minute winner.

Millwall 3-2

Another Rickie Lambert hat-trick included two late penalties as Saints came from behind

Hull City 2-0

Jos Hooiveld secured this win after a first-half own goal

2014/15 (4 wins)

Crystal Palace 3-1

Goals from Sadio Mane, Ryan Bertrand and Toby Alderweireld secured this Boxing Day win

Manchester United 1-0

Dusan Tadic’s 69th-minute goal secured a famous win.

Newcastle United 2-1

Loan signing Eljero Elia scored his only Saints goals

QPR 1-0

Sadio Mane’s last-minute winner set a new club record in the top flight

2019/20 (4 wins)

Aston Villa 3-1

Danny Ings continued his remarkable goal spree with one in each half.

Chelsea 2-0

Michael Obafemi’s stunning opener was followed by a Christmas cracker of a team goal finished by Nathan Redmond on Boxing Day.

Leicester City 2-1

Stuart Armstrong and Danny Ings scored in each half as Saints came from behind against the team that beat them 9-0 in October

Crystal Palace 2-0

Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong’s stunning strikes ensured Saints equalled a five-year-old club record

Liverpool ?