Welcome to the fifth episode of this off-season series on Liverpool Football Club’s past season in numbers, with some interesting statistics on display!
7 – Appearances for Trent Alexander-Arnold
The versatile 18-year-old proved his ability time and again this season in his limited appearances, and gave Jurgen Klopp food for thought after winning the Liverpool Supporters Young Player of the Year Award at the end of season awards. The England youngster certainly has a bright future at the club.
69 – Percent shooting accuracy for Adam Lallana in the league
The England international was a hugely important player in this successful season for the Reds, and Lallana was once again at the centre of the action as he had a 69% shooting accuracy across the 31 Premier League games he featured in, a significant improvement from last season.
9 – Assists for Georginio Wijnaldum
The summer signing topped the club’s assist table, cementing his starting role for next season after an impressive debut season. It was however just half the amount that Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne recorded, and so perhaps there is still room for improvement.
70 – Fouls for Emre Can in league matches
The German midfielder was crucial as Liverpool took fourth spot in the table, yet his tackling was often rash as he made 70 fouls throughout the season, second only to former Liverpool forward Christian Benteke on 81.
14 – Goals in all competitions for Philippe Coutinho
The Brazilian’s EFL Cup goal saw him climb to top in the club’s goal scoring charts, one ahead of Sadio Mane, who like Coutinho scored 13 league goals. It is, however, worrying that a midfielder is outscoring the striker at a club that has witnessed countless world-class forwards fill the role throughout the years.
11 – Clean sheets for Simon Mignolet in all competitions
Simon Mignolet certainly improved towards the end of the season, with countless vital saves that were often worthy of winning any game of football. His 11 clean sheets were superior to the six of new signing Loris Karius, yet still not good enough for a club challenging for a league title.
8 – Cards for Jordan Henderson
The captain often led by example in an injury hit season, but with some silly tackles, the England international was the club’s top card collector, picking up eight in total – all yellows. Defender Dejan Lovren and fellow midfielder Emre Can were second with six.
45 – Goals scored at home
The Reds were as rampant as ever at home as they smashed in 45 goals in the league, however only 33 were scored away from Anfield, and so this is unquestionably an area that requires major improvement should Liverpool challenge at the top again next season.