EA Sports Player Performance Index provide pre-match stats below:
Suarez now has six goals this season, but his 50 efforts at goal means his conversion rate remains at a relatively low 12%. In comparison, Robin van Persie has a conversion rate of 30%.
In an ill tempered Merseyside derby, Raheem Sterling committed five fouls, the joint highest number of fouls in the last round of games, while Liverpool were clearly fired up and covered 63.12 miles as a team – their second highest total of the season (after their 63.69 miles against Man City).
Steven Gerrard supplied a sublime cross for the second, and was part of an enthralling midfield battle with Marouane Fellaini. Gerrard has completed 281 passes in his opponent’s half this season and delivered 42 crosses providing 4 assists.
Martin Skrtel has been in dominant form this season and is ranked third in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for clearances with 23 so far this season. That included 7 in the game against Everton the second highest of any player in a game this season.
Ba’s goal means he remains neck and neck with Robin van Persie in the race for this season’s golden boot on seven goals a piece. Ba’s goals have come from 32 shots at goal with 47% on target, and 22% of shots converted to goals.
Cisse had previously had 17 shots at goal before finally breaking his Premier League duck, with 47% on target.