Rabu, 12 Januari 2011

steven gerrard

 
Steven Gerrard will become the tenth Liverpool player to make 550 appearances for the Reds if selected against Blackburn on Wednesday night. Here are more pre-match stats and facts ahead of the game.
Liverpool are aiming to record their 6th Premier League double over Rovers following their 2-1 win in the meeting at Anfield back in October.
The three goals came in six minutes early in the second half. Sotirios Kyrgiakos gave the Reds the lead but within two minutes Jamie Carragher scored an unfortunate own goal before Fernando Torres shot home the winner.   
In the 16 Premier League meetings at Ewood Park Liverpool have won 5, drawn 6 and lost 5.
Liverpool's biggest win at Blackburn came in February 1966 when they won 4-1. That is the only time the Reds have scored more than 3 in a League game at Rovers.
Their heaviest defeat was suffered in September 1913 when they were beaten 6-2.
The Reds only defeat here in the last 14 years came on Boxing Day 2006 when Benni McCarthy scored the only goal of the game.
That is the only time in the last 24 league meetings home and away that Rovers have beaten Liverpool.
Since the inception of the Premier League Liverpool have won 16 of the 33 meetings with Rovers winning 6.
Liverpool have kept 3 clean sheets in the last 25 visits since 1946 with all of them coming in the last 5 Ewood clashes, including last season's goalless draw.
There has never been 2 successive goalless draws between the sides at Blackburn.
After one goalless draw at Ewood Park in 63 years there have now been 2 in the last 3 seasons.
The last player to score a hat-trick in the fixture was Billy Liddell who scored three for the Reds in a 3-3 draw in February 1958. He is one of only two men to achieve the feat following Dick Forshaw in 1923. Ian Rush netted three in an away League Cup tie in 1994.
Liverpool have won 2 of the last 18 away league games - both in Lancashire - at Burnley and Bolton.
They are looking to record back to back league wins for the first time since early November.
In the last 13 months Liverpool have scored more than one goal in just 2 away league games.
The Reds have scored 6 away league goals this season. That is, along with Wolves, the lowest tally in all 4 divisions.
Only Wolves have picked up fewer points on the road than Liverpool's 5.
Steven Gerrard, with 2, is Liverpool's leading scorer in the Premiership away from home this season - both goals came at Old Trafford. The others to contribute to the Reds tally of 6 goals on the road are Maxi, Fernando Torres, Martin Skrtel and Dirk Kuyt.  
Excluding Javier Mascherano's shot deflected by Joseph Yobo at Goodison last season, only Fernando Torres has scored an away league goal for Liverpool before the 40th minute of a game since May 2009.
Joe Cole's winner against Bolton on Saturday was the second goal scored by Liverpool from the 70th minute onwards in this season's Premier League.
Sotirios Kyrgiakos' last goal for the Reds came against Blackburn back in October.
Jonjo Shelvey made his league debut for the Reds as a late substitute against Blackburn at Anfield earlier in the season.
Fernando Torres has now scored 5 goals in his 4 appearances against Rovers with them all coming at Anfield.
Daniel Pacheco celebrates his 20th birthday on the day of the game.
Since Steve Kean was appointed as temporary manager Rovers have picked up 4 points out of 12. Their only win in that time came at West Brom (3-1) 8 days ago.
They have won 4 of their 10 home games this season, beating Everton, Wigan, Aston Villa and Wolves. However, Arsenal, Chelsea and Stoke have all won at Ewood Park.
Rovers have recorded 1 win in their last 5 league games.
Danny Shea was the last Rovers player to score a hat-trick against the Reds-he scored four times in the 6-2 win in 1913.
Rovers have scored just 10 times in the last 11 home games with Liverpool in the Premiership.  
Author: Ged Rea
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