Which Liverpool player had over 100 touches of the ball during Saturday's 1-0 win over QPR? Discover the answer to this and a selection of other interesting statistics from the game courtesy of Opta.

Liverpool enjoyed 62 per cent of the possession and had 25 shots on goal, compared to QPR's seven.

Of those attempts, eight were on target while Pepe Reina had just one effort to deal with from the visitors.

Luis Suarez had seven attempts on goal during the game, all of which came from inside the box. Three were on target, and he scored with one in the 47th minute.

Dirk Kuyt provided the most shot assists of all the players on the pitch (six). Stewart Downing was next with five, while Luis Suarez created four.

The Reds forced 17 corners, while QPR had just five.

Overall, Liverpool made 529 passes - 81.9 per cent of which reached their intended target.

QPR completed 70.7 per cent of their 328 passes.

Maxi Rodriguez was Liverpool's most accurate passer, completing 93.2 per cent of them.

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Birthday boy Charlie Adam had more touches of the ball more than any other player on the pitch - 101.

The Reds played 30 crosses into their opponent's penalty area. However, only 13.3 per cent of them were successful. QPR made 14 centres, with a 14.3 per cent success rate.

QPR made more tackles than Liverpool (22 compared to six), but the home side were more successful completing 83.3 per cent of them as opposed to 72.7 per cent from the Hoops. Martin Skrtel made two of those tackles and won them both.

The Londoners also led in the clearance stakes - making 60 to the Reds' 21.

Liverpool gave away twice as many fouls as QPR - 14 to seven.

QPR won more of their duels than Liverpool, coming out on top 58.1 per cent of the time to the Reds' 41.9 per cent.

However, Liverpool were more successful aerially, winning 63 per cent of their battles in the air. QPR won 37 per cent.

Out of the strikers, Jay Bothroyd won more duels than anyone else at Anfield - 52.9 per cent.

Of the players who played the entire 90 minutes, Joey Barton was most successful in winning his duels. The visitors' skipper came out on top 87.5 per cent of the time.

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Overall, Daniel Gabbidon made the most number of clearances on the pitch with the QPR man tallying 14 of them. Martin Skrtel made 10 for Liverpool.


The statistics show Anton Ferdinand attempted the most number of ambitious passes, playing it long 55.6 per cent of the time from nine passes.

Gabbidon and Ferdinand both made four interceptions each - more than anyone else on the field.

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