Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returns to debut ground as Liverpool seek revival at Huddersfield Town

30 January 2018

Liverpool take on Huddersfield in the Premier League on Tuesday at the John Smith’s Stadium. Here are the key stats and facts ahead of the clash.


History of the Clash

The last league meeting between the teams in Yorkshire came at Leeds Road in February 1972 with a Jack Whitham goal earning Liverpool a 1-0 victory.

Both teams have won 26 times in league encounters with Liverpool having scored more goals (116 to 113). Town scored 113 goals in the 68 league clashes between the clubs.

Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 10 league meetings home and away, winning seven and drawing three.

The Reds have won three and drawn one of their last four league visits to the Terriers.

 

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Landmark Reunion

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain played his first-ever club game at senior level against Huddersfield in March 2010 in a third-tier match.

When coming on as a substitute he became Southampton‘s second youngest-ever player after Theo Walcott.

He then scored against the Yorkshiremen as a 17-year old in a 4-1 Southampton victory the following December.

 

Full-Backs’ Unbeaten Terriers History

SWANSEA, WALES - Monday, January 22, 2018: Liverpool's Andy Robertson during the FA Premier League match between Swansea City FC and Liverpool FC at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Joe Gomez has played twice in his career against this evening’ opponents—recording 3-0 wins in both—with Charlton in the Championship in 2015 and at Anfield last year.

Andy Robertson faced the Terriers twice while with Hull in the 2015/16 campaign winning one and drawing one.

 

Salah to Join Impressive Company

Mo Salah has scored 18 top-flight goals this season.

In the Premier League era only four different players have scored 20 in a league season for the Reds—Robbie Fowler (twice), Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez (twice) and Daniel Sturridge.

 

Wagner Woes

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 26, 2017: Huddersfield Town's manager David Wagner before the FA Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Southampton at the John Smith's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Since winning 4-1 at Watford in mid-December Wagner’s men have scored three times in six league games and in that spell have not found the net more than once in a match.

They have not won in the last four home league games—the last victory coming with a 2-0 win over Brighton on December 9. Steve Mounie scored both.

In league and cup they have not won in the last five at the John Smith’s Stadium.

 

Birthday Boy Ince to Make his Mark?

Tom Ince made one appearance for Liverpool. It came in a League Cup tie at home to Northampton in 2010 with the Reds losing on penalties after the game had ended 2-2.

He celebrates his 26th birthday on Tuesday.

 

This Season’s Scorers

LONDON, ENGLAND - Friday, December 22, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Huddersfield: Depoitre (5), Mounie (5), Mooy (4), Lolley (2), Van La Parra (2), own goals (2), Billing (1), Ince (1), Kachunga (1), D. Williams (1)

Liverpool: Salah (25), Firmino (18), Coutinho (12), Mane (9), Can (4), Oxlade-Chamberlain (4), Alexander-Arnold (3), Sturridge (3), own goals (2), Henderson (1), Klavan (1), Lovren (1), Matip (1), Milner (1), Van Dijk (1), Wijnaldum (1)

* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea.

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