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Liverpool Defence - the facts

* Liverpool have struggled for a settled defence this season, making a total of 28 changes in their 30 matches.

* Back four v Stoke (h), 17 August:

Johnson, Toure, Agger, Enrique.

Back four v Fulham (a), 12 February:

Flanagan, Skrtel, Toure, Cissokho.

* Most matches played (includes substitute appearances): 26 M Skrtel; 22 K Toure; 18 G Johnson; 16 A Cissokho; 14 D Agger; 13 M Sakho; 12 J Flanagan; 9 J Enrique; 8 M Kelly; 3 A Wisdom.

* Most used defensive line-up:

Toure, Skrtel, Sakho (five starts together as a back three).

Flanagan, Skrtel, Toure, Cissokho

(four starts).

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