Liverpool 4-3 Swansea City: Five interesting stats

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Liverpool beat Swansea 4-3 in an enthralling Premier League encounter at Anfield.

Here are five interesting statistics to come out of the fixture:

1) The brace netted in the 4-3 win means in his last 10 games in all competitions, Daniel Sturridge has 11 goals and three assists. He has now netted in eight consecutive Premier League games, only achieved previously by former Manchester United Ruud van Nistelrooy who scored in 10 in a row.

2) Sturridge made four key passes from open play in the win, more than he has done in any fixture this season:

PlayerMatchMatchdayAtt Assist OpenplayMins
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool vs Swansea 27 4 79
Daniel Sturridge Newcastle vs Liverpool 08 2 90
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool vs West Brom 09 2 90
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool vs Southampton 05 2 90

3) The below table displays the six Premier League matches in which Luis Suarez has five attempts on goal this season without scoring. The two highest, including yesterday's match against Swansea, have come in the last two games:

PlayerMatchMatchdayTotal Scoring AttGoalsMins
Luis Suarez Fulham vs Liverpool 26 8 0 90
Luis Suarez Liverpool vs Swansea 27 7 0 90
Luis Suarez Newcastle vs Liverpool 08 6 0 90
Luis Suarez Man City vs Liverpool 18 5 0 90
Luis Suarez Liverpool vs Arsenal 25 5 0 86
Luis Suarez Hull vs Liverpool 13 5 0 90

4) Swansea's Wilfried Bony has now scored 10 goals this season, equal to Wayne Rooney and more than Alvaro Negredo, Romelu Lukaku. and Emmanuel Adebayor.

PlayerTeamPosGoalsAppsMins
Wilfried Bony Swansea FW 10 23 1,531
Jay Rodriguez Southampton FW 10 27 2,118
Wayne Rooney Man Utd FW 10 22 1,846
Romelu Lukaku Everton FW 9 21 1,587
Álvaro Negredo Man City FW 9 24 1,515
Emmanuel Adebayor Spurs FW 8 12 998
Rickie Lambert Southampton FW 8 26 1,981

5) This was the third time this season Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has conceded more goals than he has made saves. The win over Swansea was the first time it had happened at Anfield.

PlayerMatchMatchdayGoals ConcededSaves
Simon Mignolet Stoke vs Liverpool 21 3 2
Simon Mignolet Liverpool vs Swansea 27 3 2
Simon Mignolet Hull vs Liverpool 13 3 2

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