Belfast Telegraph

Liverpool v Manchester City in numbers

Liverpool host Manchester City in an eagerly-anticipated clash of two Premier League title rivals on Saturday.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at some numbers ahead of the Anfield game.

10 - Goals in three matches between the clubs last season (including League Cup final).

3 - Successive league wins enjoyed by Liverpool in this fixture (2-1, March 2015; 4-1, November 2015; 3-0, March 2016). The last time they won four consecutively against City was 1981.

38 - Meetings between the sides in the Premier League. Liverpool have won 17 and City seven with 14 draws. Thirteen of Liverpool's wins were at Anfield.

2003 - The last time City won at Anfield in the Premier League. Former Liverpool striker Nicolas Anelka scored twice in a 2-1 win in May of that year.

4 - Goals scored by Sergio Aguero, who returns from a four-game suspension this weekend, against Liverpool since joining Manchester City in 2011. None of the goals were at Anfield.

1 - Goal scored by Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge - who struck for the first time in the Premier League this season on Tuesday - against Manchester City since leaving the club in 2009. He was also sent off playing against City while on loan with Bolton from Chelsea in 2011.

13 - Premier League goals in which Liverpool's Adam Lallana has been involved in this season (seven goals, six assists), more than any other midfielder.

9 - Assists by Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne in the Premier League this season, the most of any player.

86 - League goals scored by Liverpool in 2016, their most in a calendar year since 1985.


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