The stat that gives Liverpool hope in title race

Andy Carroll has netted five goals in previous meetings against Manchester City – more than any other club.

With Liverpool relying on West Ham to get a result against Manchester City today for them to have any chance of clinching a last-gasp title victory, Andy Carroll looks set to have a significant role to play.

The former Reds striker will be the Anfield club’s best hope of the Hammers getting the goals to down Manuel Pellegrini’s men – and if his track record is anything to go by he may well be able to hit the back of the net.

During Carroll’s time playing Premier League football at Newcastle, Liverpool and West Ham he has scored against Manchester City more than any other opponent.

The England international has netted five times against the Etihad Stadium over the years.

Carroll still has an outside chance of being included in Roy Hodgson’s squad for this summer’s World Cup and will be keen to impress again after a recent good run of form.

Stewart Downing, who was also adjudged as a flop during his time at Liverpool, is also likely to line-up for the Hammers in their pursuit of an unlikely win.

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