Opta Stats: Stoke City v Liverpool

Will Steven Gerrard still be applauding after Liverpool's game with Stoke?
Will Steven Gerrard still be applauding after Liverpool's game with Stoke?

Can Liverpool get the result they need to secure fifth against in-form Stoke? Opta delivers it's statistical verdict.

"Steven Gerrard has assisted only one Premier League goal this season, his lowest total since recording zero in his debut campaign in 1998-99."

Under 2.5 goals is 2.111/10.

Jonathan Walters has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances versus Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium (four goals). Walters is 3.39/4 to score.

Liverpool have won their last three games against Stoke City, this after winning just two of their previous 10 in the Premier League (D5 L3). They are 2.245/4 to win.

Liverpool have lost their last two away games on the final day (1-0 at Swansea in 2012, 1-0 at Villa in 2011). Stoke are 3.45 to win.

Steven Gerrard has assisted only one Premier League goal this season, his lowest total since recording zero in his debut campaign in 1998-99. Under 2.5 goals is 2.111/10.

Gerrard has scored 50 away goals in the Premier League and this match will be his 250th away appearance in the competition. He is 2.915/8 to score in his last game for Liverpool.

Gerrard is currently Liverpool's top scorer in the league with eight goals this season. You can back Gerrard at 8.515/2 to score the first goal.

The last season where Liverpool had no players reaching 10+ league goals was 2004-05 (Milan Baros, 9). Stoke are 4.77/2 to keep a clean sheet.

If Gerrard ends as Liverpool's top scorer on eight goals it will be the lowest top scorer total Liverpool have recorded in the Premier League era. Under 1.5 goals is 4.216/5.

Former Reds icon Peter Crouch has only scored twice in 15 Premier League appearances against Liverpool. His former club are 3.39/4 to keep a clean sheet.

Between 1973 and 1991 Liverpool finished in the top two for 18 out of 19 seasons but have done it only three times in 24 campaigns since then. Liverpool are 1.330/100 to finish fifth.

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