In terms of height and weight, Liverpool are the least physically imposing side in the Premier League.
This is displayed on a graphic created by the Tomkins Times.
As you can see, our average height is the lowest in the top flight, while only Manchester City (who play a similar brand of football to ourselves), have a lower average weight.
Watford are way out in the lead, with their average height actually over six foot.
Real interesting graphic in the Tomkins Times… ?
Average height/weight in the PL ?? pic.twitter.com/I99lN9KMhJ
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) March 13, 2017
On plenty of occasions this season, as has been very well publicised, we’ve struggled against so-called lesser teams.
Could it be that our lack of physicality means the teams who play direct football have a better chance against us?
As the graph shows, Swansea, Burnley, Bournemouth and Swansea are all considerably taller and stronger. All have beaten us this season, of course.
Do we need an injection of height and strength into the side, especially defence and central midfield, come the summer? Probably.