Southampton v Liverpool: 10 Vital Statistics

10. Liverpool boast a W36 L23 D18 league record over Southampton but have lost their previous two meetings. The Saints are 3.55 to win on Saturday.

9. Southampton beat Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield in September, the third 1-0 result in five previous clashes between these clubs. Saints are 12.50 to repeat that score.

8. Their clash in September saw Southampton record more shots on target than Liverpool (7-5), only the eighth time in 27 league games the Reds have failed to record more than their opponents. Saints are 1.26 to score.

7. Liverpool have lost just one of 11 games in 2014, winning eight. They are 2.05 to win.

6. Jordan Henderson scored a winning double in Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Swansea last weekend, the England midfielder’s first goals since 15 December at Tottenham. Henderson is 5.75 to score.

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5. Liverpool average 17.2 shots per league game compared to Southampton’s 14.3. However, at home the Saints average 15.3 and are 3.90 to score in both halves.

4. Southampton are on their worst run of form since the New Year after losing back-to-back games. They are 1.27 to lose/draw on the Double Chance.

3. Luis Suarez has not scored in his past five outings and has just four goals in 11 from 2014. The Uruguayan is 1.85 match favourite to score.

2. Maya Yoshida, meanwhile, is Southampton’s sole scorer from their past three games. The Japanese defender is netted last weekend and is 12.50 to repeat the feat.

1. Daniel Sturridge’s double last Sunday saw the England international equal Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for scoring in consecutive Premier League games (eight). Sturridge is 4.40 to net first.