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1.4 - Liverpool have conceded twice as many goals per game without Sakho this season than when he has played. Rock. http://t.co/cbFHaqY89u 8 hours ago

9 - Didier Drogba has scored nine goals in nine major finals for Chelsea, scoring in eight of them and getting sent off in the other. Power. 14 hours ago

3 - The three teams to beat Liverpool in a competitive penalty shootout are Wimbledon, Northampton Town and Besiktas. Array. 26 Feb

35 - Since joining Southampton in 2009/10, Rickie Lambert has scored all 35 penalties in club football. Expert. 26 Feb

9 - Liverpool have won nine of their last 10 penalty shootouts. Precision. 26 Feb

7 - @dembabafoot has been involved in seven of the 12 goals Besiktas scored in the Europa League this season. Master. 26 Feb

1992/93 - The last season to see no English club reach a European quarter-final. Possibility? @rob_goodman @itvfootball @BBCFtbl 26 Feb

5 - Fiorentina have kept five clean sheets in five home meetings with English sides, winning four (all 2-0) and drawing one. Machine. 26 Feb

1 - Inter have beaten Celtic for the first time in European history, having drawn three and lost one of four games before today. Buoyed. 26 Feb

5 - Mohamed Salah's five goals in major European competitions have all come against English sides (3 v Chelsea, 2 v Spurs). Scourge. 26 Feb

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