A selection of the key facts, figures and statistics ahead of the home fixture with Tottenham Hotspur…
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.
Sunday will see two of the big six clash at Anfield with the outcome likely to have a big bearing on the top four aspirations of both teams.
Here’s what caught our eye:
? Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have contested 169 competitive matches during their respective histories with Liverpool leading overall courtesy of 80 wins to 48 defeats and 41 draws (source: 11v11.com).
? Tottenham’s 4-1 win at Wembley in October ended Liverpool’s 10-match unbeaten run in league and cup matches against the Londoners (W7, D3).
? Spurs last won at Anfield in May 2011 through Rafael van der Vaart and a Luka Modrić penalty (0-2). Seven subsequent visits have yielded two draws and five defeats with Liverpool scoring 15 goals to six during the period.
? Since their defeat at the national stadium the Merseysiders have lost just once more in 16 Premier League games, winning 11 and drawing four.
? Liverpool are undefeated in their last 14 home league matches but did lose last time out to West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup.
? Spurs are undefeated in their last seven Premier League matches and have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of them.
? Mohamed Salah has had a hand in 25 Premier League goals this season, the most of any player in the competition (19 goals, 6 assists).
? Harry Kane remains the top-flight’s leading scorer with 21 despite drawing a blank with eight shots against Manchester United on Wednesday. Only twice in his Premier League career has he had more shots in a game without scoring (10 vs. Burnley in August and vs. Brighton & Hove Albion in December).
? Should Roberto Firmino score on Sunday, Liverpool will have two players reaching the 20-goal mark for only the third time in 17 seasons.
? Joël Matip completed 161 passes during the 3-0 win at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday, surpassing Jordan Henderson‘s previous club-best of 133 set against Burnley last year. The achievement also puts Matip third on the Premier League’s all-time list, behind Santi Cazorla (162) and Yaya Toure (168).
? Christian Eriksen’s midweek goal after just 11 seconds was the third fastest in Premier League history and moved the Danish midfielder to 50 in all competitions for Spurs since joining in 2013 – second only to Kane at the club during that time (128).
17/18 Premier League Form
last six matches
Liverpool (3rd): WWWWLW
Tottenham Hotspur (5th): WWDWDW
Vital Liverpool predicts a 2-2 draw
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