By Emma Sanders

Liverpool prepare to face Manchester United on Monday evening and a loss could result in some statistics that make for unpleasant viewings for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The highly-contested fixture between the two sides has long thrown up some thrilling encounters.

In total, 16 red cards have been dished out to either teams during the fixture, with Steven Gerrard’s sending off in 2015 the most memorable.

Liverpool’s former captain saw red after just 38 seconds of coming on as a second-half substitution.

However, there are a number of damning statistics Liverpool will want to avoid and a loss on Monday evening would result in fans seeing some disturbing  facts.

BBC Sport revealed a number of statistics that could come to light should Liverpool lose the encounter.

Here’s five of the worst;

  • A defeat for Liverpool will be the first time they have lost three straight home league games to Manchester United since January 2005.
  • Liverpool haven’t lost five consecutive matches against Manchester United since March 2008.
  •  A loss would be the 68th defeat against United, the most Liverpool has lost against any other opponent.
  • Liverpool are searching for their fifth league win on the trot and defeat could be their first loss at home so far this season.
  • If United win by three goals, they will overtake Liverpool in the league table, knocking them out of the Champions League spot in the process.

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