A selection of the key facts, figures and statistics ahead of Liverpool’s 2017/18 Premier League away fixture against Stoke City…
Another Premier League outing for Liverpool FC is fast approaching and, as per usual, we’ve been trawling the record books to bring you all the facts, figures and statistics you need to know about it.
Wednesday night will see the Reds looking to put Chelsea’s fortunate late equaliser behind them this past weekend when they travel to the bet365 Stadium to face Stoke City.
Here’s what caught our eye:
? Liverpool and Stoke have contested 152 competitive matches during their respective histories with Liverpool leading overall courtesy of 76 wins to 36 defeats and 40 draws (source: 11v11.com).
? There hasn’t been a draw between these two sides in either league or cup since October 2012 – 12 matches ago.
? The subsequent 11 meetings, which include nine Premier League fixtures, have seen Liverpool win eight times and Stoke three.
? Since suffering their biggest ever Premier League defeat to the Potters in May 2015 (6-1), the Reds have won on their last three visits to the bet365 Stadium (two in the league) by a single goal.
? Stoke have conceded 2+ goals in five of their last six top-flight matches. The only game they didn’t do so resulted in their only win of the period – 1-0 at Watford on October 28.
? Liverpool are yet to keep a clean sheet in an away league match this season.
? Stoke’s current 13-point tally is their joint-lowest after 13 games of a Premier League season (level with 2013/14), while the 26 goals they’ve conceded is their highest at this stage of a PL campaign.
? Liverpool’s 23-point tally this season is seven lower than they had after 13 games last term (30).
? Potters boss Mark Hughes has lost 11 of his last 16 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (W2, D3) and only against Chelsea (16) has he lost more times overall than against Liverpool (13).
? Xherdan Shaqiri has had a hand in six goals in his last six Premier League games for Stoke City (two goals, four assists).
? Daniel Sturridge has scored four and assisted one more in his five Premier League appearances against Stoke for Liverpool.
? Philippe Coutinho has scored in each of his last two Premier League games versus Hughes’ side. He’s only scored in three consecutive appearances against a single team in the competition once before (against QPR).
17/18 Premier League Form
last six matches
Stoke City (15th): LLWDDL
Liverpool (6th): DLWWWD
Vital Liverpool predicts a 3-1 LFC win
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