A selection of the best facts, figures and statistics ahead of Liverpool’s home Premier League clash with Manchester United…
As usual before a game involving Liverpool FC, we’ve been busy trawling the records to bring you all the facts, figures and statistics you need to know about the upcoming fixture.
Monday night sees the Reds looking to continue their pre-international break form against bitter rivals Manchester United.
Here’s what caught our eye:
? Liverpool and Manchester United have contested 224 competitive matches during their respective histories with the Merseysiders trailing overall courtesy of 75 wins to 87 defeats and 62 draws (source: 11v11.com).
? United have won the last four Premier League games between the two sides, although Liverpool were victorious in the most recent meeting at Anfield – a 2-0 triumph in last season’s Europa League last 16 first leg.
? In the past 10 seasons, United have enjoyed more than twice as many league wins as the Reds with 13 to Liverpool’s six. There has been just one solitary draw in those 20 encounters.
? These two haven’t played out a goalless draw in either league or cup since September 2005 – 28 meetings ago.
? 2005 (January) also represents the last time Liverpool lost a third home league game in a row against United.
? This clash has seen 16 red cards shown in the Premier League; only Everton v Liverpool (21) has produced more dismissals.
? Manchester United had three points more at this stage last season under Louis Van Gaal (16) than they currently have after seven games of 2016-17 (13).
? Jürgen Klopp has lost just one of his five meetings with Jose Mourinho (W3 D1), with that defeat coming in 2013 via a 2-0 home win for Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-final second leg.
? Since Klopp was appointed as Liverpool manager in October 2015, the Reds have scored more goals than any other Premier League team (73) and have the highest average possession figure (58.8%).
? Juan Mata has had a hand in five goals in his last four appearances against Liverpool in the Premier League, scoring three and assisting two.
? Only Steven Gerrard (eight) has scored more goals in the Premier League era in this fixture than United captain Wayne Rooney’s tally of six.
? Should the under-fire England man net on Monday he will move out on his own for the total number of away goals scored in the Premier League – he’s currently joint top with Alan Shearer on 87.
16/17 Premier League Form (last six matches)
Liverpool (4th): LDWWWW
Manchester United (6th): WWLLWD
Vital Liverpool predicts a 3-1 LFC win
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