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How Philippe Coutinho can match Steven Gerrard’s record for Liverpool at Stoke City

Liverpool head to the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke City in the Premier League on Wednesday. Here are the key stats and facts ahead of the night.

Coutinho’s Potential to Equal Gerrard

Philippe Coutinho has scored in the Reds last two trips to the Potteries.

Should he net again today he will become only the second Liverpool player to score in three successive league visits to Stoke. Steven Gerrard is the other (2012-15).


Mixed Fortunes For Mane

Sadio Mane scored his first Premier League goal against Stoke in October 2014—Southampton won the game by the only goal.

He was sent off playing for the Saints at this ground in March 2016.


Hughes’ Record

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 4, 2015: Stoke City's manager Mark Hughes during the FA Cup 3rd Round match against Wrexham at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mark Hughes has won four of 24 games against the Reds in his managerial career and won two out of 10 in all competitions in his current job.

Last season Liverpool won this fixture 2-1 to record a league double over Hughes’ men.

Jon Walters put the hosts in front on the stroke of half-time but substitutes Coutinho and Roberto Firmino scored in three second-half minutes to win the game for the Reds.


Stoke’s Poor Britannia Form

Stoke have won two of their last six home league games this season, drawing two and losing two.

At the Britannia Stadium they have taken maximum points from three of their last 11 league games.

They have conceded 11 goals at home with nine of those coming in the last four games.


Ex-Reds Quartet

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 29, 2017: Stoke City's Peter Crouch applauds the supporters after the goal-less draw with West Ham United during the FA Premier League match at the Bet365 Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Peter Crouch played 134 times for Liverpool, scoring 42 times during his spell at Anfield from 2005-08.

Glen Johnson made 200 appearances in his six years at Anfield scoring nine goals. His last Reds goal was against City in 2014. His late winner earning Liverpool all three points.

Charlie Adam played 37 times in all competitions for Liverpool, scoring twice before his move to Stoke in the summer of 2012.

Joe Allen, in his four years at Liverpool, scored seven goals in 132 games.


Can’s Century & Returning Debutants

Emre Can could play his 100th league game for the club.

Firmino, James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez all made their Reds debut in this fixture on the opening day of the 2015/16 season.

In recent seasons Johnson, Crouch, Ibrahim Afellay and Erik Pieters have all made their Stoke debut against the Reds.


This Season’s Scorers

SEVILLE, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 21, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate Mohamed Salah during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Stoke City: Crouch (4), Choupo-Moting (3), Diouf (3), Shaqiri (3), Allen (2), Fletcher (1), Jese (1), Sobhi (1), Zouma (1), own goals (1)

Liverpool: Salah (15), Firmino (9), Coutinho (5), Mane (4), Can (3), Sturridge (3), Alexander-Arnold (2), Oxlade-Chamberlain (2), Henderson (1), Matip (1), Wijnaldum (1), own goals (1)

* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea.

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