Liverpool 0-0 Sunderland: What was the only Prem game to produce fewer shots on target this season?

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Liverpool have now won just two of their last eight games after drawing at home with Sunderland in a drab goalless draw.


Steven Gerrard was again left on the bench by Brendan Rodgers, with Lucas Leiva assuming duties in central midfield, racking up a game-high 84/95 passes. Raheem Sterling also created 4 chances, more than any other player, and beat his man on 8 out of 13 attempts, making him the game's best dribbler. But Sunderland were resolute and strong defensively, restricting Liverpool to just 2 shots on target all game.

In terms of shots produced its was one of the worst games of the season, but a hard-earned point keeps Sunderland two points above the relegation zone in 14th.

  • This was the second successive Premier League at Anfield where neither side directed a shot on target in the first half.

  • It took until the 63rd minute for the first shot on target in this game (via Lucas Leiva for Liverpool).
  • Sunderland have been involved in five 0-0 draws this season in the Premier League; more than any other side.
  • Liverpool vs Aston Villa in September (two) is the only Premier League game this season to produce fewer shots on target than Liverpool’s game with Sunderland today (three).

  • Sunderland have failed to find the back of net in seven of their last 11 Premier League games and three of their last four.
  • Liverpool have won five and lost just one of the last 10 Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland (D4).

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