- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.92
- Average age of the Bordeaux starting lineup: 26.41
- Fernando Menegazzo dismissed for headbutting Riise in the 66th minute.
- Rafael Benitez caught the players by surprise after naming the same side for the first time in 100 games. Gerrard commented on the boss' decision: "He named the side an hour before kick-off and the lads were looking around in astonishment. You have to believe in what he says, whatever team he puts out. Our form has been inconsistent and it is up to the players to improve that."
Liverpool had last named an unchanged side against Charlton and Fulham on 1st and 5th of February 2005.