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The Merseysiders’ stellar season has been built upon blowing sides away with white-hot opening-period showings and the trend should continue against sluggish-starting 25/4 underdogs.
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Don’t believe the hype? Here’s the numbers:
Liverpool’s 49 first-half goals this term are more than all bar three of their rivals’ 90 minute totals.
That opening stanza tally may rate only 64 per cent of their total league goals, but Brendan Rodgers’ men have still notched 18 times more than next best first-45 scorers Manchester City.
Just six of the Bluebirds’ 23 league goals have come before the break.
The Welsh capitalists have plundered just two first-half league goals in 10 games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and one of those came on the stroke of half-time.
Brendan Rodgers’ side were home and hosed by the break when Cardiff visited Anfield.
A Luis Suarez brace and a one from Raheem Sterling made the second half a formality when the sides met on Merseyside.
Having previously suffered from a dip in vibrancy away from home, Liverpool have now won four and drawn one of their last five away league games.
More encouragingly still they have been ahead at the interval the last twice, on trips to St Mary’s and Old Trafford.