Steadfast at Anfield
No visiting team has scored more than once in the league at Anfield this season.
The Reds have conceded fewer at home (four) than any other Premier League team.
The Reds are unbeaten in the last 17 games in all competitions—the longest run since another unbeaten 18-match sequence from May to October 2008.
In those 17 matches the Reds have conceded just one first-half goal—that from Leicester’s Jamie Vardy in Anfield’s last league game.
City’s Merseyside Woes
City have won only once in their last 26 league visits. That came in May 2003 when Nicolas Anelka scored twice in a 2-1 win after Liverpool had led. Robbie Fowler also started for City that day.
Since that victory they have lost 10 and drawn four of the meetings at Anfield, taking four points from a possible 42.
They have not kept a clean sheet in their last 23 visits and only one in the last 37.
Of all the teams who have played City at home this season only West Brom, (who lost 3-2) have scored more than once.
City have conceded seven times in the last 12 matches and only Crystal Palace have prevented the Citizens from scoring in the last 27 league games.
The Reds’ goal difference is currently +25. It equals their best ever after 22 games of a Premier League season, set in 2013/14.
The 25 goals they have conceded is their lowest in the last six seasons at this stage.
Reunions, Moments & Milestones
Daniel Sturridge, found the net five times in 21 league appearances for City at the start of his career. He is two goals short of reaching 50 in the league for Liverpool.
Roberto Firmino scored his first Liverpool goal at the Etihad in November 2015 in his side’s 4-1 win.
James Milner played in 147 league games for City netting 13 times. In all competitions he scored 18 goals in 203 appearances during his time with the club. His City debut came against Liverpool in August 2010 in a 3-0 win for the Blues.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his Liverpool bow in last September’s reverse fixture.
Adam Lallana is in line to play the 400th game of his club career.
Raheem Sterling scored 23 goals in 129 games for Liverpool, scoring once against City (April 2014—the opening goal in a 3-2 win).
Sterling has scored in four of his side’s last five league games—he goes into this encounter as his team’s leading scorer in the league with 14.
In total he has found the net 18 times this season with 10 of those coming from the 80th minute onwards.
Mane’s Good Omen
No Liverpool player has ever been sent off in both league fixtures in the same season against the same team.
This Season’s Scorers
Liverpool: Salah (23), Firmino (16), Coutinho (12), Mane (8), Can (4), Alexander-Arnold (3), Oxlade-Chamberlain (3), Sturridge (3), own goals (2) Henderson (1), Klavan (1), Lovren (1), Matip (1), Milner (1), Van Dijk (1), Wijnaldum (1)
Man City: Aguero (19), Sterling (18), Jesus (10), Sane (9), De Bruyne (8), Otamendi (5), Silva (5), Bernardo Silva (3), Stones (3), Fernandinho (2), own goals (2), Danilo (1), Delph (1), Gundogan (1)
* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea.