Stats show Man City edge Liverpool in combined XI

Daniel Sturridge isn't good enough to make Oulala's combined XI ahead of Liverpool v Man City at Wembley

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Liverpool face Manchester City in Sunday’s League Cup final at Wembley.

The Reds have form on their side after a 4-1 win against the Citizens at the Etihad Stadium in November.

In fact, Liverpool have won three of their last four games against Manuel Pellegrini’s side in all competitions.

However, the 2014 winners have the edge over Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side in Oulala’s stats-based combined XI ahead of Sunday’s final.

Goalkeeper: Joe Hart beats Simon Mignolet

Clean Sheets: 11 to 8
Saves: 54 to 48 (2.3 to 1.9 per game)
Saves per goal: 2.3 to 1.5
Goals conceded (per game): 1 to 1.3
Catches (per game): 3 to 2.2
Punches (per game): 0.9 to 0.6

Right-back: Bacary Sagna beats Nathaniel Clyne

Chances created (per game): 1 to 0.6
Clearances (per game): 4.1 to 2.4
Successful passes (per game): 47 to 34
Interceptions (per game): 1.8 and 1.8
Tackles won (per game): 1.2 to 1.8
Successful take-ons (per game): 0.2 to 0.7

Centre-half: Nicolás Otamendi beats Dejan Lovren

Tackles won (per game): 2 to 1
Clearances (per game): 8 to 6.6
Interceptions (per game): 3.2 to 1.6
Blocks (per game): 0.4 and 0.4
Aerial duels won (per game): 3.1 to 3.5
Aerial success rate: 64% to 81%

Centre-half: Mamadou Sakho beats Vincent Kompany

Tackles won (per game): 0.9 to 0.6
Clearances (per game): 6.3 to 5.6
Interceptions (per game): 1.6 to 1.5
Blocks (per game): 0.8 to 0.4
Aerial duels won (per game): 3.5 to 2.3
Aerial success rate: 62% to 85%

Left-back: Gaël Clichy beats Alberto Moreno

Clearances (per game): 2.3 to 1.7
Interceptions (per game): 2.8 to 1.8
Tackles won (per game): 1.7 to 2.2
Blocks (per game): 0.2 and 0.2
Successful take-ons (per game): 1 to 0.6
Chances created (per game): 0.5 to 1.8

Defensive midfielder: Emre Can beats Fernandinho

Chances created (per game): 1.1 to 0.9
Clearances (per game): 1.8 to 1.6
Interceptions (per game): 1.8 and 1.8
Tackles won (per game): 2.2 to 2.4
Blocks (per game): 0.2 to 0.1
Pass completion rate: 81% to 88%

Defensive midfielder: Fernando beats Jordan Henderson

Chances created (per game): 0.4 to 1.3
Clearances (per game): 1.5 to 1.2
Interceptions (per game): 1.5 to 1.3
Tackles won (per game): 1.7 to 1.2
Blocks (per game): 0.3 to 0.1
Pass completion rate: 91% to 77%

Left wing: Philippe Coutinho beats Raheem Sterling

Chances created (per game): 1.6 to 1.5
Key Passes (per game): 1.3 to 1.4
Successful passes (per game): 33 to 26
Successful take-ons (per game): 1.9 to 1.5
Assists: 5 to 2
Goals: 5 and 5

Attacking midfielder: Roberto Firmino beats Yaya Touré

Chances created (per game): 1.6 to 1.3
Key passes (per game): 1.4 to 1.1
Pass completion rate: 76% to 87%
Successful take-ons (per game): 1.6 to 1.9
Assists: 6 to 5
Goals scored: 6 to 5

Right wing: David Silva beats James Milner

Chances created (per game): 2.4 to 2.1
Key passes (per game): 2 to 1.8
Successful passes (per game): 46 to 36
Successful take-ons (per game): 1.4 to 0.6
Assists: 8 to 6
Goals: 2 to 4

Centre-forward: Sergio Agüero beats Daniel Sturridge

Chances created (per game): 0.5 and 0.5
Assists: 2 to 0
Shots (per game): 4 to 2.3
Shot Accuracy: 58% to 70%
Conversion rate: 18% to 21%
Goals: 14 to 3


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