15 - Celtic have won 15 of their last 17 Champions League qualifying games at Celtic Park (D1 L1). Stronghold. https://t.co/Se8535IYFD 9 hours ago

8 - Gylfi Sigurdsson assisted a league-high eight goals direct from dead ball scenarios last season in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 hours ago

628 - Gareth Barry is only four appearances away from equalling Ryan Giggs' record of 632 games in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 hours ago

1 - No @LFC player made more passes (24), interceptions (4) or had more touches (41) than Trent Alexander-Arnold in… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 Aug

9 – Trent Alexander-Arnold has scored his first goal for Liverpool in his ninth start in all competitions. Blast. 15 Aug

35% - Simon Mignolet has saved 7 of the 20 penalties he's faced in all competitions since joining Liverpool (excluding shootouts). Safe. 15 Aug

14 - @LFC have lost just one of their last 14 games against German opponents in European competition (W8 D5). Accus… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 Aug

0 - Hoffenheim were the only side Klopp's Borussia Dortmund failed to beat in the league in his first title winning… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 Aug

248 - Roberto #Firmino scored a goal for @achtzehn99_en every 248 minutes, for @LFC only every 286 minutes. Comebac… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 Aug

29.8% - Carlos Bacca had the highest shot conversion rate (29.8%) among players with 15+ goals over the last 2 Serie A campaigns. Accurate. 14 Aug

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In the last 12 months, Opta has collected

  • 139,297

    Football goals scored

  • 79,466

    Yellow cards given

  • 5,589

    Red cards given

  • 18,827

    Wickets taken

  • 7,324

    Rugby Union tries scored

  • 3,549

    Rugby League tries scored

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