Season in Numbers: Part Three

92 – Goals scored in all competitions

The Reds certainly know where the net is as they banged in 92 goals in all comps this season, with 78 coming in the Premier League, just eight off highest scorers Spurs. The goals flew in from all angles and players at an average of 1.96 goals per game.

76 – League points this season

In a turbulent league campaign, Klopp’s men ended up with an impressive 76 points. This was however 17 off title winners Chelsea and so there is scope for improvement all over. 41 off these points came at Anfield, with the other 35 arriving away from home.

4 – Year contract extension for defender Dejan Lovren

Defender Dejan Lovren committed his long-term future to the club in April of this year as he signed until the summer of 2021. The contract, worth just under £100,000 a week, came as a surprise to many who felt the Croatian had been underperforming this season, yet Klopp has certainly shown his faith in his leading central defender with the deal.

54 – Yellow cards in the league this season

The Reds were undeniably meticulous with their defending as they picked up 54 yellow cards this season, just two more than Bournemouth who sits bottom of the table for cautions, and seven fewer than the 61 yellows they picked up in the 2015/16 campaign.

2,168 – Passes completed by James Milner

The midfielder-turned fullback led the line for the Reds with 2,168 passes, which was subsequently fifth in the Premier League list this season, with Chelsea’s César Azpilicueta top of the list with an impressive 2,459.

77 – Percentage of fans who voted for Sadio Mane to win the August Player of the Month award

The Anfield faithful were hugely impressed with Mane’s immediate success at the club, so much so that he gained the highest vote all season for the Player of the Month award, with 77% of fans rewarding him the August accolade. Philippe Coutinho’s 56% for October was some way off in second.

213 – Shots off target this season

In the 38 league games, the Reds certainly found the net easily, yet it could, and perhaps should, have been more if they had converted any of the 213 shots off target this season. This stat has decreased from 221 in the league last year, and so there is promise that the Reds are becoming more clinical, albeit not that much.

29 – Unused substitute appearances for Alberto Moreno

The erratic Spaniard was on the substitutes’ bench more times than any other player without appearing, which may signal Klopp’s plans for the left back. Moreno was often used as a substitute late on in games but has failed to win his place back from Vice-captain James Milner, who is notably playing out of position ahead of the Spanish full back.

65 – Chances created by Philippe Coutinho

The little magician once again showed his worth to the club as he created 65 chances in 31 league games, conveying just how much the Reds rely on the Brazilian. The quick feet of Coutinho were just as important in getting goals as they were in creating them for his teammates, and Liverpool must keep hold of their star performer in order to succeed next season.