• Stoke have won three and lost none of their five previous Barclays Premier League home meetings with Liverpool (D2), winning the last three in a row.
  • Liverpool have only lost four consecutive Barclays Premier League away games at four different clubs before: Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd (twice) and Spurs (twice).
  • Indeed, only at Nottingham Forest have Liverpool played as many Premier League games without a victory than they have at Stoke (5).
  • Just five of Luis Suarez's 20 league goals this season have been scored away from Anfield.
  • The Uruguayan's first Premier League goal for Liverpool came in his debut against Stoke City. He has failed to score in the three league appearances against the Potters since.
  • Loanee Oussama Assaidi, who will miss the game against his parent club, has scored three of Stoke's last five goals in the league.
  • Mark Hughes' side are unbeaten in their last seven home league games, winning three.
  • The Potters are one of two teams yet to score a headed goal in the Premier League this season (along with West Ham).
  • In fact, no team has conceded more headed goals than Stoke this season (7; along with Newcastle United & Fulham).
  • Liverpool have scored 31 goals in the first half of games this season, 12 more than Stoke have managed in total.