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Liverpool seek double-double vs. Arsenal

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Liverpool head to Arsenal for the 94th time in their history on Friday night, having won 22 times at the Gunners’ home, suffering 40 defeats.

Overall though, Liverpool have the edge against their North London counterparts, with 73 wins to Arsenal‘s 64.

Here’s more pre-match stats for you;

 

Reds going for double double vs Gunners

The Reds are looking to complete a second successive league double over the Gunners following their 4-0 victory at Anfield back in August. It would be their 5th of the Premier League era and 16th in history.

Last season’s double over Arsenal was their first since 1999-2000 and included a 4-3 Liverpool win at the Emirates on the opening weekend of the campaign.

Liverpool have won the last 3 league meetings, scoring 11 times. They last won a 4th in a row in May 1998 and that was in a sequence of 12 undefeated clashes.

 

PL records

Liverpool have won 19 Premier League meetings with Arsenal winning 15 and 17 ending as a draw.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, August 24, 2015: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action against Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

At Arsenal in the Premier League, Liverpool have won 7 and lost 9 of the 25 meetings.

In all competitions Liverpool’s record at the Emirates is 2 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats.

Five of Liverpool’s last 10 league visits have ended in a stalemate.

The Reds’ biggest Premier League win at Arsenal is a 2-0 victory in August 2011 with an own goal from Aaron Ramsey and a strike from substitute Luis Suarez.

That is the only occasion in 34 years that Liverpool have won at Arsenal by more than one goal.

 

Hat-trick heroes

Nine hat-tricks have been scored by Liverpool in league games against the Gunners – the last from Peter Crouch in March 2007 in a 4-1 Anfield win.

Liverpool, England - Saturday, March 3, 2007: Liverpool's Peter Crouch celebrates scoring the fourth goal and completes his hat-trick against Arsenal during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The only Liverpool hat-trick ever at Arsenal was scored by Gordon Hodgson in October 1928 in a 4-4 draw.

 

Away goals galore

Last Sunday at Bournemouth the Reds became the first club in history to record a 3 or more goal winning margin in 4 successive away games in the top-flight.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 17, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during the FA Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have never scored 3 or more in 5 successive away league games.

 

Surprise defensive numbers

The Reds have conceded 20 goals in 18 league games this season – only once since 2008-09 have they shipped fewer at the same stage of a campaign – 14 in 2011-12.

They have conceded 2 goals in their last 6 games in league and cup – both penalties.

Since losing at Wembley to Tottenham in October Liverpool have conceded 4 goals in 9 league games. Only Burnley (3) have conceded fewer during the same period.

 

Friday Feeling

LONDON, ENGLAND - Friday, September 16, 2016: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring the first goal against Chelsea during the FA Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 7 games played on a Friday (winning 6 and drawing one) since their last defeat on 9th April 2004. That day they lost 4-2…at Arsenal! Liverpool led twice before being undone, largely by Thierry Henry who helped himself to a hat-trick.

 

Wenger vs. LFC

Arsene Wenger will take charge of Arsenal against Liverpool for the 53rd time. Only 3 managers have faced the Reds on more occasions and he now equals the total of Brian Clough. He has won 19 and lost 17 of those games.

Last season they finished outside of the top-4 for the first time under Wenger. The previous occurrence was in 1995-96 under Bruce Rioch.

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