STATS: Nine-goal Sanchez key as Arsenal travel to Anfield on Sunday

Ahead of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Arsenal, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.

Liverpool will be looking to claim a vital three points as they play host to Arsenal on Sunday.

The Merseyside outfit head into the weekend in 11th position, five points behind their London-based opposition whom they finished above last season. 

Here are the top five statistics ahead of Sunday's encounter:

2 - Liverpool have won just two of the last 14 Premier League meetings against Arsenal. Last season’s 5-1 annihilation of the Gunners at Anfield ended a run of six home games without a win over the Gunners for the home side (D3 L3).

42- Mario Balotelli has had more shots (42 - inc. blocked) than any other player yet to score in the Premier League this season. Meanwhile, having failed to score with his previous 38 attempts, Santi Cazorla has scored with three of his last seven.

  TeamTotal Scoring AttemptsGoalsAppearances
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal 45 3 15
Mario Balotelli Liverpool 42 0 10

5 - This fixture has seen the most hat-tricks in Premier League history – Robbie Fowler (twice), Peter Crouch, Andrey Arshavin and Thierry Henry were the scorers.

11 - Alexis Sanchez has scored (7) or assisted (4) 11 of Arsenal's last 17 Premier League goals (65%) - only Sergio Aguero (17) has had an involvement in more Premier League goals than the Chilean international this season.

  SeasonGoalsGoal AssistAppearances
Alexis Sánchez 2014-2015 9 5 15

12 - Liverpool are 12 points worse off than they were at the same stage last season, while the Merseyside outfit had more points from their first 16 games of 2010-11 under Roy Hodgson (22) than they do currently in 2014-15 (21). 

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