Opta Stats: Newcastle v Liverpool

Will Jurgen Klopp be smiling after Liverpool's match with Newcastle?
Will Jurgen Klopp be smiling after Liverpool's match with Newcastle?
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Liverpool could close in on the top four with a win at under pressure Newcastle. Opta are on hand with the facts and figures.

"Steve McClaren met Jurgen Klopp twice in the 2010/11 Bundesliga season, with Klopp’s Dortmund winning both games against Wolfsburg, 2-0 at home and 3-0 away."

Liverpool are 2.68/5 to win half-time/full-time.

Of games to have been played at least 34 times in Premier League history, this fixture has the highest goals per game average (3.14 - 132 goals in 42 games). Over 2.5 goals is 1.768/11.

No side have scored more Premier League goals against Newcastle than Liverpool (86). Over 3.5 goals is 2.9215/8.

There have been a total of seven red cards shown in the last seven top-flight meetings between these two sides (the last six all for the Magpies with the one before that for the Reds). The odds of a player being sent off are likely to be around 4.57/2.

Daniel Sturridge has bagged six goals against Newcastle in the Premier League (including four in his last three); more than against any other side. Sturridge is 2.245/4 to add to his tally.

The Reds have averaged 6.9km more and 84 sprints more per game under Jurgen Klopp than Brendan Rodgers in the top-flight this season. They are 1.645/8 to win.

The Magpies have registered just one victory in their last seven Premier League games at St. James' Park (D3 L3). A draw is 4.57/2.

Liverpool have both taken (135) and scored (103) more penalties than any other side in Premier League history. The odds of a penalty being taken are 4.47/2.

Newcastle are one of three sides yet to benefit from a goal scored by an English player this season (along with Southampton and Stoke City). Under 2.5 goals is 2.245/4.

Steve McClaren met Jurgen Klopp twice in the 2010/11 Bundesliga season, with Klopp's Dortmund winning both games against Wolfsburg, 2-0 at home and 3-0 away. Liverpool are 2.68/5 to win half-time/full-time.

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