Can Daniel Sturridge continue fine goalscoring record away to Newcastle United?

30 September 2017

Liverpool make the trip to take on Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday. Here are the key stats and facts ahead of the clash.


Liverpool at St James’ Park

Liverpool have won 24 and lost 11 of the 44 Premier League meetings between the sides. At St James’ Park they have won seven, drawn five and lost 10.

Liverpool’s biggest ever win on Tyneside came in April 2013 when they won 6-0 with Jordan Henderson (two) and Daniel Sturridge (two) among the scorers.

Only Henderson, Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho remain at Anfield from that day.

 

Sturridge Key vs. the Magpies

Sturridge has scored seven goals against the Magpies in his league career with five coming at St James’ Park.

For the Reds he has scored five in five appearances.

The five goals Sturridge has scored, along with Aston Villa, are the most he has netted in the Premier League for Liverpool against a single team.

 

Guaranteed Goals?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, 2006: Liverpool's Xabi Alonso celebrates amazing goal against Newcastle United with his team-mates during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There has not been a goalless draw in any of the last 62 league fixtures between the teams—a run dating back to February 1974 and a meeting at St James’.

Liverpool have found the net in 17 of the last 20 meetings home and away but they have failed to score in three of the last five visits.

The Reds have scored 21 goals in their last 10 visits but have not hit the net in the last two trips to the northeast.

The last time they failed to score for a third league match in a row at St James’ was in October 1926.

 

Hat-Tricks & Milestones

Michael Owen, in May 2001 at Anfield, scored Liverpool’s last hat-trick against the Magpies, one of seven scored by Reds players against the Geordies.

Only two Liverpool players have ever scored a hat-trick at St James’—Steve Nicol in September 1987 and Owen in August 1998—both in 4-1 Reds wins.

Henderson could play the 250th game of his Liverpool career on Sunday.

Sturridge could score the 100th goal of his club career. Sixty-one of his previous 99 goals have come during his time at Anfield.

 

Double Agents

Newcastle United's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates his goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

James Milner played 136 times for Newcastle scoring 11 goals during a spell on Tyneside from 2004 to 2008.

Gini Wijnaldum scored 11 goals in 40 games for Newcastle in his one season at St James’.

In that 2015/16 league campaign he was an ever-present, starting 36 of the 38 games and appearing twice as a substitute. All his goals came on this ground.

Jonjo Shelvey played 69 times for Liverpool in all competitions from 2010-13 scoring seven times.

Javier Manquillo joined Liverpool on a two-year loan from Atletico Madrid in August 2014 though he returned to his parent club a year later.

He made 19 appearances for Liverpool in total (10 in the league) without scoring.

 

Rafa’s Reunion

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 23, 2016: Newcastle United's manager Rafael Benitez before the Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield. (Pic by Bradley Ormesher/Propaganda)

Rafa Benitez took charge of Liverpool 350 times in all competitions, winning 197 and losing 79. In the Premier League he won 126 of 228 games for a win ratio of 55 percent.

In total Liverpool scored 25 goals in Rafa’s 10 games as manager against Newcastle.

Benitez has never lost to Liverpool in four meetings as a manager. He won both with Valencia while he has drawn with Chelsea and Newcastle (both 2-2).

 

This Season’s Scorers

Liverpool: Salah (6), Firmino (4), Mane (3), Can (2), Coutinho (2), Alexander-Arnold (1), Henderson (1), Sturridge (1), own goals (1)

Newcastle: Lascelles (2), Mitrovic (2), Aarons (1), Atsu (1), Clark (1), Joselu (1)

* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea.

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