Liverpool head to Man City on Saturday, where the Reds have won more games than their hosts in this fixture – 30 wins to 28. Here’s more interesting pre-match stats for you.
The Reds are unbeaten in the last 5 league games against City since losing 3-1 at the Etihad in September 2014.
Reds’ Etihad Record
At the Etihad Stadium Liverpool have recorded 3 wins, with 6 draws and 5 defeats.
The Reds have won just one of the last 8 league visits and have taken 6 points from a possible 24 in that sequence.
The last Liverpool man to score a hat-trick against City was Michael Owen, in September 2002 at Maine Road. That is the only occasion a Reds player has achieved the feat against City in Manchester.
Sturridge going for 100
Daniel Sturridge has scored 99 goals in his club career. The first 6 of those came in 32 appearances for City from 2006-09.
In Liverpool’s win over Arsenal 13 days ago Sturridge scored for the 10th time as a Reds substitute. Only David Fairclough (18) and Ryan Babel (12) has scored for the club coming off the bench.
The Reds have kept 6 clean sheets in the last 7 league games and 7 in the last 9, conceding 5 goals in those 9 matches.
Jurgen Klopp‘s men have lost one of the last 17 games in league and cup and just one of the last 15 in the league.
City’s home record
The Citizens have failed to score in only 7 of their last 127 league games at home.
Last season at home they were beaten only once in the league (by Chelsea in December) but drew 7 of their 19 games. Since that loss they are unbeaten in 13 top-flight games at home.
Beware of Aguero threat
Sergio Aguero has scored in all 5 of his Premier League appearances against Liverpool at the Etihad.
Aguero has scored 10 goals in his last 13 starts for City in the league.
* All stats thanks to Liverpool FC statistician Ged Rea.