Liverpool v Man Utd stats include key duo Coutinho and Lukaku
FootieLive present 5 key Liverpool v Man Utd stats for their Anfield encounter on October 14, featuring the respective team’s star turns Philippe Coutinho and Romelu Lukaku.
It’s that time of year again when Northwest rivals Liverpool and Manchester United meet.
A derby between English football’s two most successful sides always generates debate.
This latest encounter at Anfield will be no different.
What do the numbers about this season, players involved and the history of the fixture tell us, though?
Read on as we reveal 5 key Liverpool v Man Utd stats…
3 the magic number?
Manchester United are unbeaten from their last three Premier League visits to Anfield (W2, D1).
The last three meetings in all competitions between them and Liverpool have been draws, however.
BetVictor go 12/5 that this latest battle ends level.
4 star Red Devils meet Merseysiders who can’t keep it clean
Jose Mourinho’s visitors have scored four goals in six of their last 10 matches.
They travel to Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, who haven’t kept a clean sheet since August (seven games) and shut out the opposition just twice in 12 matches this term.
Man Utd are 13/2 with Paddy Power to win and there be over 3.5 goals in the game.
1 in 6 at Anfield leaves Lukaku less lethal despite purple patch
One big money move in the transfer window was Lukaku leaving Everton for Old Trafford for £75,000,000.
The big Belgium frontman has already start justifying that price-tag with 11 goals in 10 games for United.
Lukaku is bang in-form but, like the opposition’s key player, has struggled in the past.
A sole goal from half-a-dozen games at Anfield leaves the even-money anytime scorer price on offer with BetVictor a little short.
1 win in 7 matches for Klopp
That pesky habit of not keeping clean sheets is hurting Liverpool, as they have only won one of their last seven games in all competitions.
They now host a Manchester United team that has six straight victories and plenty of momentum behind them.
A draw no bet punt on the Red Devils at 10/11 with BetVictor may appeal, then.
1 in 8 v United at odds with Coutinho current form
Barcelona wanted to buy him this summer, but Liverpool stood firm and kept Coutinho at Anfield.
His reintegration into the Reds’ squad is clearly working as the Brazil magician scored in three consecutive games before the international break.
While that would seemingly make an anytime goalscorer investment of 3/1 with Paddy Power a sensible punt, Coutinho only has one strike in eight career appearances against Man United.
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