10 stats ahead of Liverpool vs Aston Villa

Liverpool will be looking for a better performance than the one on Thursday that saw them hammered 4-0 away to Manchester City in what was their first game as 2019-20 Premier League champions.

Aston Villa are the visitors to Anfield on Sunday, with Dean Smith’s side having taken only two points from their four games since the restart.

The Reds don’t have FA Cup or Champions League action to look forward to so it will be interesting to see how many fringe and young players Jurgen Klopp will name in the lineup on Sunday. They would break the all-time Premier League points record by winning five of their remaining six matches.

Here are 10 interesting stats ahead of Liverpool versus Aston Villa:

3 – Liverpool have only won three of the past nine meetings between these two at Anfield (D3, L3).

4 – Liverpool have won the past four Premier League meetings between these two.

8 – Aston Villa are winless in their last eight Premier League matches (D2, L6).

17 – Roberto Firmino has failed to score in any of his last 17 Premier League appearances at Anfield.

23 – Liverpool have won their last 23 home Premier League matches.

31 – Liverpool have collected the fewest cards in the Premier League so far this season (30 yellow, 1 red).

40% – The Reds have won just two of their last five Premier League matches (D1, L2), after winning 26 of their first 27 (D1).

56 – Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 56 home Premier League matches (W46, D10).

148 – Jack Grealish has won the most free kicks so far this season.

268 – Liverpool have committed the fewest fouls in the 2019-20 Premier League campaign to date.