Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has a canny track record of scoring against tonight's opponents Manchester City - find out more with all of the pertinent facts and figures ahead of the Etihad Stadium encounter.

Skrtel's first league goal came against City in a 2-2 Anfield draw in November 2009, and his most recent Reds goal also came against the same opposition, in last season's 3-2 home victory.

The centre-half has scored more league goals against City - three - than against any other team.

Jon Flanagan made his Liverpool debut against City at Anfield in a 3-0 win in April 2011.

Fellow defender Kolo Toure played 82 times in the league for City, scoring twice in his four seasons at the Etihad before joining Liverpool in the summer of 2013.

Philippe Coutinho's last goal came against City in the Anfield meeting last April.

Daniel Sturridge, whose record of 36 goals in his first 50 games is the best tally by a Reds player in the same period for 117 years, scored five goals in 21 league appearances for City at the start of his career.

Rickie Lambert scored on their ground for Southampton last season - his goal came from the penalty spot in a 4-1 defeat.

The last Liverpool man to score a hat-trick against City was Michael Owen in September 2002 at Maine Road. That is the only occasion a Reds player has achieved the feat against City in Manchester.

Last season, both meetings ended in narrow victories for the home side. At the Etihad on Boxing Day, City came from behind to win 2-1. Coutinho opened the scoring on 24 minutes before Vincent Kompany and Alvaro Negredo turned it around before half-time.

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In the Anfield meeting four months ago Liverpool ran out 3-2 winners. Raheem Sterling and Skrtel gave the Reds a half-time lead, David Silva and a Glen Johnson own goal levelled the scores, before Coutinho settled the issue with 12 minutes remaining. Jordan Henderson was sent off in the 93rd minute - the first Reds player to be dismissed against City in the Premier League.

The Reds have lost only five of the last 28 league meetings home and away between the sides, and just seven of the last 43. Since the inception of the Premier League, Liverpool have won 14 of the 34 meetings, with City winning six.

At the Etihad, Liverpool have won two, drawn five and lost four. In the league, they have not won in five visits, taking two points from 15 since winning 3-2 from two goals down in October 2008, with Fernando Torres netting twice and Dirk Kuyt the winner in injury time. Only Steven Gerrard and Skrtel remain at Anfield from the starting XI that day.

The Reds have scored 18 goals in 17 Premier League visits to City - and have conceded 22. They have scored in four of the last 10 visits and their biggest league victory at City came in April 1982 when they won 5-0.

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine away league games and are the only team not to lose on the road in the Premier League in 2014.

For the first time in Premier League history last season, two teams scored more than 100 goals in a campaign - City scored 102, one more than Liverpool.

City won 17 of their home games in the league last season, dropping just five points - losing 0-1 to Chelsea and drawing 2-2 with Sunderland.

They have failed to hit the net in only one of the last 69 home league games, with only Chelsea preventing them from scoring. They have lost only twice in their last 28 league fixtures - to the Blues and Liverpool.