Aston Villa vs Liverpool is a fixture with a resurgent air to it.
Once one of the football calendar's headline fixtures, both sides had fallen away somewhat in recent seasons - Villa falling out of the Premier League while the Reds embarked on a long run barren of significant silverware.
Heading into Saturday, however, the home side are back in the big time while the visitors lead the way at the head of the division - so we're getting ready to roll back the years.
While the prospect of taking on the European champions will be an enticing one for Dean Smith's side, but he'll know his men have their work cut out for them.
And that's an assertion backed up by the stats, that suggest it could be a long afternoon for the home side.
One for the Road
Liverpool are famed for their stellar record at Anfield, and understandably so, but it's on the road this season that they have been most impressive - defensively, at least.
Both of their Premier League clean sheets this season have come away from home (0-3 vs Burnley, 0-1 vs Sheffield United) while the wider context suggests they don't concede much away from Anfield in general .
They haven't conceded more than twice as visitors in their last 33 away league matches - so Villa will know that a couple of Liverpool goals is a near-impossible mountain to climb.
Happy Hunting Grounds
Their quality away from home is particularly apparent at Villa Park, it seems. They have lost just one of their last 18 games away at Villa, winning 12 of those, and winning the last five by a score of 13-1. Given the last time they faced off was in February 2016, it seems it's not just Jurgen Klopp that has them firing on the road.
Furthermore, they have beaten their hosts at Villa Park 13 times - more often than they've beaten any other side away from home in the competition. Given how much they've improved since the sides last faced, warning bells must be going off in the West Midlands at present.
Unfortunately for Villa, they fall into another demographic that this Liverpool team really enjoy playing against - newly promoted teams.
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The Run Goes On (And On, And On)
To make things even more grim, they have won four of 38 against sides starting the day on top of the league, losing 26 of those - their last win against a league leader coming against Chelsea in March 2014. Look away Liverpool fans, because Chelsea did not win the league that season.
Klopp vs England
Jürgen Klopp has taken English football by storm since arriving at Anfield back in 2016, his brand of high-octane, breakneck football so often proving bewildering to managers in the Premier League.
No demographic of bosses has struggled against the German quite like English managers have, however.
James Milner might be well into his 30s now, but he only seems to be getting better with time - and that doesn't bode well for his former side ahead of his return to Villa Park.
He tends to do well against his former employers, and has been directly involved in four goals in his last four league games against Villa. His last two meetings with Villa in a Liverpool shirt have seen him score in each, and though he's not likely to start this one, should he emerge from the bench, the stats suggest a third in three is not unlikely.
To end things on a mildly positive note from a Villa perspective, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah might be enjoying another great season with eight goals in 14 appearances - but away from home, he hasn't quite been at his best.
Small mercies, but Villa will have to take all they can get if they are to stun the title favourites.
Source : 90min