Newcastle vs. Liverpool: Pre-Match Stat Attack

Rosie WoolnoughContributor IDecember 27, 2008

Here are some pre-match facts about the two teams:

  • Last season the Reds recorded a comfortable 3-0 win at St James' Park. Steven Gerrard scored just before the half-hour mark with Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel adding goals after the break.
  • Liverpool won by the same score at Anfield with goals from Jermaine Pennant, Fernando Torres, and Steven Gerrard.
  • Liverpool have won 17 and lost seven of the 30 Premier League meetings between the sides.
  • Liverpool's biggest win at Newcastle came in October 1930 when they won 4-0. Their biggest defeat came in January 1934 when they lost 9-2.
  • 92 goals have been scored in the 30 Premier League meetings between the sides, just over three per game.
  • The last Liverpool player to score a hat-trick against Newcastle was Michael Owen in May 2001 at Anfield.
  • Michael scored 13 goals in just nine league games for Liverpool against his current employers.
  • In four of Liverpool's last five wins over Newcastle Steven Gerrard has scored.
  • The last Newcastle hat-trick against Liverpool was scored by Andy Cole in November 1993 in his sides 3-0 home win.
  • The Geordies have won just one of the last six meetings home and away. That was two seasons ago when they came from behind to win 2-1 after Craig Bellamy had given Liverpool the lead.  
  • Danny Guthrie played seven times for Liverpool with his last appearance coming against Newcastle on this ground in February 2007.
  • Joe Kinnear has an excellent record as a manager against Liverpool. In 19 previous meetings in his career (all with Wimbledon) he has lost just three times and never been beaten at home in nine clashes.
  • Current League Standings: (up to and including Christmas Day)
    Liverpool: Pld 18 Won 11 Drawn 6 Lost 1 Goals For 27 Against 12 Points 39 Position: 1st
    Newcastle: Pld 18 Won 5 Drawn 7 Lost 6 Goals For 24 Against 25 Points 22 Position: 12th