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The Incredible Stats Behind Liverpool’s Rampant Goalscoring Form

Under Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool have fast become one of the most entertaining sides in the Premier League.

A mixture of pace, dynamism and ruthlessness have meant that at their peak, this side is unplayable.

Though the defence may be relatively suspect, those moments of panic are becoming fewer and further between and Liverpool are now firmly in contention for a return to the Champions League at the end of this season.

The Reds have scored 24 goals in eight games, which as the stat below shows is the highest number they have scored at this early stage for quite some time:

In fact, the high rate of goalscoring extends from last season, as the manager’s commitment to constant pressing and “heavy metal football” has been paying dividends throughout his tenure thus far:

The biggest threat that this Liverpool side possess is that the goals could come from virtually everywhere – the reliance on a central striker like Luis Suárez or, indeed, Daniel Sturridge no longer exists as they now have a number of players capable of finding the net on a fairly regular basis.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24:  Daniel Sturridge of Liverpoo (L)l is fouled by Andrew Robertson of Hull City (R) for a penalty during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield on September 24, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The breakdown of where the team’s 24 goals have come from highlights this – a three-pronged attack constantly pushing forward and working together is an absolute nightmare for defenders:

  • Philippe Coutinho – 4 goals, 2 assists
  • Adam Lallana – 3 goals, 3 assists
  • Sadio Mané – 3 goals, 1 assist
  • James Milner – 3 goals, 1 assist
  • Roberto Firmino – 3 goals, 1 assist
  • Daniel Sturridge – 2 goals, 1 assist
  • Divock Origi – 2 goals
  • Jordan Henderson – 1 goal
  • Dejan Lovren – 1 goal
  • Ragnar Klavan – 1 goal
  • Own goals – 1

While that is impressive, the tireless work rate of this side is shown in the chance creation stats – Liverpool have been more creative than even the likes of Barcelona this year:

If Klopp and his side can maintain this kind of blistering form over the course of the season, then they will surely end up in the top four come May.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Adam Lallana of Liverpool scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield on September 24, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Author: The PA Team

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