A selection of the best facts, figures and statistics ahead of Liverpool’s home Premier League fixture with Southampton…
As usual ahead of 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.
Sunday sees the Reds looking to maintain the upper hand in the race for the final two Champions League places against a Southampton side who’ve had their number so far this season. Here’s what caught our eye:
? Liverpool and Southampton have contested 105 competitive matches during their respective histories with Liverpool leading overall courtesy of 51 wins to 30 defeats and 24 draws (source: 11v11.com).
? Liverpool have failed to win any of the previous four meetings in league and cup (D1, L3) and have fired a blank in the most recent three, including a 1-0 EFL Cup semi-final second leg defeat at Anfield in January.
? Southampton have also recorded two wins in their last six Premier League visits to L4 (L3, D1).
? Overall, since Southampton returned to the top-flight in 2012, honours have been fairly even with Liverpool winning four, drawing two and losing three of the nine Premier League fixtures played.
? Jürgen Klopp now has an identical record to predecessor Brendan Rodgers in his first 65 Premier League games in charge of Liverpool: W33, D18, L14 (117 points from a possible 195).
? Since the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss took the reigns at Anfield in October 2015, there have been 208 goals scored in Premier League games involving the Reds – more than any other side.
? Liverpool have scored 16 goals in the 15 minutes before half-time in league games this season, also more than any other side.
? Even if Southampton win their remaining five Premier League matches this season, they’ll still fall below their final points tally of 2015/16 (63) and 2014/15 (60) and would only be able to equal their 2013/14 haul (56).
? Seven of Southampton’s Premier League wins in 2016/17 have come on a Sunday. Only Manchester United and Tottenham (both eight) have won more games played on a Sunday in the Premier League this season.
? Emre Can‘s spectacular strike in the win at Watford on Monday means he has now scored five Premier League goals this season, more than twice as many as in his previous two campaigns combined.
? Lucas Leiva, who setup the German midfielder at Vicarage Road, has three assists in his past five Premier League appearances, as many as in his previous 163 top-flight games.
? Manolo Gabbiadini scored four goals in his first three Premier League appearances for the Saints, but since then has failed to score, and attempted just one shot on target, in 237 Premier League minutes.
16/17 Premier League Form
last six matches
Liverpool (3rd): WDWWLW
Southampton (9th): DWWLLD
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