A selection of the key facts, figures and statistics ahead of the league fixture with Stoke City…
Another Premier League outing is fast approaching for Liverpool FC 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.
For the second weekend in a row, Liverpool are in action on a Saturday lunchtime against a team who look destined to be relegated to the Championship.
With minds still focused on the Champions League semi-final tie with AS Roma, could Stoke City follow West Bromwich Albion in taking points from the Merseysiders?
Here’s what caught our eye:
- Liverpool and Stoke City have contested 153 competitive matches during their respective histories with Liverpool leading overall courtesy of 77 wins to 36 defeats and 40 draws (source: 11v11.com).
- Liverpool have won eight of the past 10 Premier League meetings (L2), including by a score of 3-0 at Stoke in November.
- That victory is one of five in a row in the league for the Reds, with a combined 14 goals scored and just three conceded.
- There hasn’t been a draw between these two sides in either league or cup meetings since October 2012 – 13 matches ago.
- Liverpool have never lost in 54 previous home top-flight games with Stoke (W43, D11) – the longest such run by one team against another in top-flight history.
- The Merseysiders remain unbeaten at home in the league this season (P17: W11, D6) and have kept a clean sheet in the last three.
- No side has conceded the first goal in a Premier League game more often than Stoke this season (21), while only Manchester City (28) have opened the scoring more often than Liverpool (25).
- The Potters are winless in 12 Premier League away games (D5, L7); the longest current run in the division and their longest such run since March 2014 (13).
- Stoke boss Paul Lambert has never lost a match at Anfield as a manager, winning three and drawing two of his five matches in charge there in all competitions.
- One more goal for Mohamed Salah will see him set a new 38-game Premier League goal scoring record. The Egyptian forward, who scored twice at the bet365 Stadium, is currently tied with Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez on 31.
17/18 Premier League Form
Last six matches
Liverpool (3rd): DWDWWL
Stoke City (19th): DDLLLL
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