13 stats to know ahead of Liverpool v Sheffield United

Match13 stats to know ahead of Liverpool v Sheffield United

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Read our statistical preview of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United on Thursday.

The Reds’ 30th game of the top-flight season sees the Blades visit Anfield for a 7.30pm BST kick-off.

Here’s our pick of 13 facts and figures to know about the contest…

The Reds have won each of the last six league meetings (a club record against the Blades) – a run stretching back to 2007 – and are undefeated in the last seven.

The sides have met 11 times in the Premier League era, with Liverpool winning seven. There have been two draws and United have won twice.

No Liverpool substitute has ever scored against Sheffield United.

Each of the Reds’ last 12 goals in this fixture have been scored by different players: Robbie Fowler, Sami Hyypia, Steven Gerrard, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, Kean Bryan (own goal), Curtis Jones, Virgil van Dijk and Dominik Szoboszlai.

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Liverpool are five goals away from the landmark of 700 in all league games under Jürgen Klopp.

They have failed to score in only one of their last 57 matches in all competitions, at home to Manchester United last December.

Luis Diaz has appeared in more league games this season than any other Reds player – 28.

In his last 20 Premier League starts at Anfield, Salah has scored 21 goals and provided five assists.

Harvey Elliott celebrates his 21st birthday on the day of the game.

Last Sunday’s win over Brighton & Hove Albion saw Liverpool equal last season’s total points tally (67) with nine matches to spare.

The Blades last won at Anfield in April 1994. They came from behind to win 2-1 with two second-half goals from Jostein Flo after Ian Rush had given the Reds a fourth-minute lead.

On the road this season, United have taken six points, winning once (3-1 at Luton Town in February) and drawing three (1-1 at both Brighton and Aston Villa, and 2-2 in their last away outing at AFC Bournemouth).

Ben Brereton Diaz has scored four goals in his five United starts since joining the club on loan in January.

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