Obviously we’d prefer to be top of the real Premier League table, but this provides an indication that Jurgen Klopp’s methods ARE working.
We’ve picked up ten points so far, beating Arsenal, Chelsea and champions Leicester, drawing with Spurs and annoyingly losing to Burnley.
Stylistically, Klopp’s team has worked relentlessly on and off the ball, which has enabled us to win possession but also keep it. The work that this takes means Liverpool have covered more distance as a team than any other side, with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City behind.
It’s no surprise to see Tottenham and Arsenal, two other sides who play good football, close behind. These teams are pleasing to watch because players flood forward and make runs the whole time, while more defensive teams choose to occupy space rather than run into it.
Manchester United and Chelsea, who have more defensively minded coaches, are towards the bottom. No surprise there.
Here’s the table, courtesy of GoalMad:
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