- Incredible stats show the depth of attacking quality at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal
- Mo Salah is breaking records, but Coutinho’s goal involvement actually superior
- Now everybody’s fit, Liverpool could go on an incredible run
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Liverpool have three players this season who are averaging a goal or an assist better than every 90 minutes…
Considering that’s a benchmark for an elite footballer, that’s very, very impressive.
Coutinho has been involved in a goal every 80 minutes, while Mo Salah is unsurprisingly behind him on 84′.
Interestingly, the underused Daniel Sturridge is next on 86′, displaying that despite Jurgen Klopp’s preference for Roberto Firmino, the Englishman is simply more decisive in front of goal.
Football statistician and friend of EOTK Andrew Beasley tweeted the table this morning:
#LFC Minutes per goal or assist this season:
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can 243
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) November 20, 2017
What we can take from this is how crucial it is that Coutinho is back fit, firstly.
His start to the season has been plagued with annoying injuries, but he’s now fully fit and can hopefully stay in the team as our no.8.
With Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino ahead of him, not to mention Adam Lallana’s return, Liverpool could plunder an absurd number of goals this term.
But we think Sturridge should get more opportunities. As the stats show, when he plays, he scores.