BLANK: In eight Premier League meetings between Stoke and Liverpool, both sides have failed to score on five occasions each.
DRAWING BLANKS: The Potters have failed to score in each of their four Premier League trips to Anfield, drawing two of the games 0-0, and losing the other two 4-0 and 2-0.
TIGHT: There have been just 11 goals scored in the eight Premier League games between Liverpool and Stoke.
STAGE FRIGHT: Stoke have never won away in the top flight against Liverpool in 49 attempts (W0 D10 L39), the most winless games by one team at the home of another in top flight history.
SURPRISING: Liverpool have won just two Premier League games at Anfield in 2012 (W2 D4 L6), a run which started with the 0-0 draw against Stoke in January.
FORMER ANFIELD HEROES: City stars Michael Owen, Peter Crouch, Charlie Adam and Jermaine Pennant all featured for Liverpool earlier in their careers, chalking up a total of 547 appearances, hitting home 205 goals.
FORMER RED: Peter Crouch scored 22 goals in 85 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, but has netted just one in 10 appearances against the Reds playing for other clubs (for Stoke against Liverpool in the FA Cup last season).
RECORD: If Stoke score, Liverpool will match their longest run of nine games without a clean sheet at Anfield in the Premier League (Sep to Dec 1996 and Dec 98 to May 99).
STRUGGLE: Five points after six games is Liverpool's worst start to a Premier League season.
FAST STARTERS: Five of the six goals Stoke have scored have been netted in the first half this season.
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Liverpool haven't won back-to-back league games since December 2011.