Title Defining Showdown

Picture: AFP Photo/Lindsey Parnaby
Liverpool can take another step to the EPL title by fending off Man City. Picture: AFP Photo/Lindsey Parnaby

On facts and figures alone, Manchester City  is going to struggle to beat Liverpool  at Anfield and close the gap on the EPL Leader to just one point.

City's only win at Liverpool in 16 previous League clashes came back in May 2003. Other than that, the Blues have managed just five draws and a whopping 10 losses. On the positive side of the ledger, the Reds have won all four home meetings with fellow members of the top seven so far this season, scoring 14 and conceding just once. But clearly Anfield is a minefield for them.

This game brings together the two highest scoring sides in the Premier League this season – Liverpool has 90 and Man City 84, with the next best being Chelsea (65). Defensively, the Blues are better having conceded just 29 goals leaving them with a differential of +55, compared the the Reds +50 (off two more matches).

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has scored in five successive Premier League appearances and has netted six goals in his last six away games in the EPL. Aguero and Yaya Toure have 33 goals between this campaign. But that's a long way behind Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge who have found the net 49 times. Only Newcastle's Peter Beardsley and Andy Cole in 1993-94 scored more in a season - 55.

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