Liverpool vs Manchester City: 10 match facts, including the Reds' excellent Cup record against City

The key numbers and pre-match analysis for this year's Capital One Cup Final 

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Ahead of the League Cup Final between Liverpool and Man City, we pick out 10 match facts using our free football app - Independent Football Live.

Liverpool vs Man City - Sunday, 4.30pm - Wembley

This will be Liverpool’s 12th League Cup final, a record for the competition. Of the previous 11, they’ve lifted the trophy eight times (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2001, 2003 and 2012).

Manchester City have been in four previous League Cup finals, winning in 1970, 1976 and most recently in 2014 against Sunderland. They were runners-up in 1974, losing to Wolves.

This will be the first final in any competition contested between Liverpool and Manchester City.

In cup competitions, Liverpool are unbeaten in their last eight against the Citizens (W6 D2), last being defeated by them in an FA Cup 4th round replay in 1973.

Jurgen Klopp has now reached a cup final in each of his last five seasons as a manager, but he’s lost the last three. He won the DFB Cup with Dortmund in 2012, lost the Champions League final at Wembley 2013 and lost successive German cup finals in 2014 and 2015.

City scored 17 times en route to the League Cup final, with nine different City players scoring in this year’s competition (plus one own goal). However, both teams have scored in each of City’s five League Cup games this season.

Six of Liverpool’s nine League Cup goals on the way to the final came in one game – in their 6-1 demolition of Southampton in the quarter finals.

Kevin De Bruyne has scored in all four rounds of the League Cup this season for City.

All three of the goals Liverpool have conceded in this year’s competition have come before half-time.

The last eight meetings in all competitions between these sides have produced 32 goals, with both teams finding the net in each match.

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