Of all the upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, we are focusing our attention on the Newcastle versus Liverpool match-up being held at St James’ Park this Sunday.
Newcastle have been struggling since the start of the season, with manager Steve McClaren’s job far from safe given that his side are sitting in 19th place, losing eight out of their first 14 fixtures.
On the other side, we have the Reds, a team that looks to have found their form following the 6-1 demolition of Southampton in midweek.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has also led his team to a 3-1 victory over current champions Chelsea as well as a 4-1 win against current league leaders Manchester City so far this season.
With the match set to take place this week, here are five things you need to know about Newcastle United versus Liverpool…
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).
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).
Daniel Sturridge has bagged six goals against Newcastle in the Premier League (including four in his last three); more than against any other side.
No side have scored more Premier League goals against Newcastle than Liverpool (86).
The Magpies have registered just one victory in their last seven Premier League games at St. James’ Park (D3 L3).