• The last top-flight team to score as many goals as Man City (35) in their opening eight home games were Spurs in 1962-63.
  • Liverpool have only won one of their last five Barclays Premier League away games (D2 L2).
  • Six of the last nine Premier League matches between Liverpool and Manchester City have been draws (Two City wins, one Liverpool, all 3-0 at home).
  • Manchester City have failed to score in their last two Premier League games played on December 26 (0-0 with WBA in 2011 and 0-1 v Sunderland last year).
  • Liverpool last won on December 26 back in 2009 when Rafa Benitez was manager (2-0 v Wolves)
  • Luis Suarez already has 10 goals in December 2013 – no other player in the history of the Premier League has scored more than eight in a single month of Premier League action within a season.
  • Suarez has 29 goals in 26 Premier League appearances in 2013. Should he score one more, it’ll be only the seventh time that a player has scored 30+ goals in a calendar year in the PL.
  • Suarez has made 149 touches in the opposition box this season, more than any other player despite missing Liverpool’s opening five games.
  • Yaya Toure has scored four direct free kick goals in his Premier League career; with all of them coming this season.
  • Manchester City are the only team in the Premier League this season yet to drop a point at home (P8 W8 D0 L0). They have also scored in each of their last 58 Premier League home games.