Two decades ago Liverpool beat Blackburn Rovers three times in one season, but could only watch on as the Lancashire outfit finished 15 points ahead of them to win the Premier League.
Rovers thrived on the goals of Chris Sutton and Alan Shearer in 1994/95 and they have another prolific strike pairing at Ewood Park these days in Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede.
However, neither makes our best scorer bets trio for the Anfield encounter.
Instead the rostrum is the preserve of two men whose efforts this term mean we can consider them cup specialists, along with a third wheel growing in stature on a weekly basis to the extent that he may soon reach monster-truck proportions.
Chris Taylor to score anytime @ 7/1
The Ewood Park outfit’s former Millwall and Oldham midfielder had never scored in knockout football before making the move north in 2013.
Some two seasons on he finds himself the unlikely hero of their run to the quarter finals of the FA Cup.
First his brace saw Blackburn past Charlton at the Valley, then the goal pictured above began the fightback that saw Swansea disposed of two rounds ago.
Mario Balotelli to score last @ 17/4
Since signing for Liverpool the Italian has used cup games as a furlough from being frustrating to an aneurysm-inviting degree .
Where he averages a strike every 8.6 full matches in the Premier League this season, his three goals across the Champions League, Europa League, Capital One Cup and FA Cup come at a rate of one every 155 minutes – better than one every two games.
Compared to his woeful league ledger that makes him a specialist and with all four of the likely-substitute’s goals coming after the 81st minute this season it makes sense to back him to bag last for extra pocket money.
Jordan Henderson to score anytime at 7/2
So commanding has ‘bigfoot’ been over the last couple of games that the fact that he occupies joint-tenth strata in the anytime-scorer market is somewhat insulting.
Two thunderbolts in successive outings suggests the captain-elect has his eye in like you wouldn’t believe, yet he’s one-and-a-half times the price of more exotic teammate Philippe Coutinho.