After the calamity of Loftus Road on Wednesday night, Liverpool return to Anfield and host another relegation threatened side in the shape of Wigan.
Kenny Dalglish will be looking for a reaction from his side as they host Roberto Martinez’s Latics.
Our friends at EA Sports Player Performance Index have some pre-match stats to share;
• A wonder goal from Sebastian Coates and a close range effort from Dirk Kuyt seemed to have the red cruising before QPR’s late fightback
• Kuyt’s goal was just his second of the season in the league, coming from 36 efforts at goal with 58% on target
• Kuyt also covered the most ground for Liverpool with 6.13 miles
• Coates has played just 326 minutes for Liverpool this season, making 23 interceptions, 3 blocks and 2 clearances
• Liverpool have put in more crosses than any other team in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index with 467
• However, Liverpool’s lack of finishing touch is personified in Stewart Downing, who has the joint second highest number of shots without a goal (54), and even talisman Steven Gerrard who has put in more crosses without being credited an assist than any other player with 42 crosses delivered
• James McArthur put Wigan ahead before conceding an equaliser shortly after
• McArthur also covered the most ground for Wigan with 4.59 miles, the third time in four games he has done so
• Franco di Santo missed three good chances, while several inviting Jean Beausejour crosses went unconverted by Wigan’s strikers
• Di Santo has had four goals this season from 46 shots at goal with 61% on target
• Beausejour has put in 31 crosses this season, averaging one every 21 minutes 50 seconds, putting him in the top 6 in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for minutes per cross