Season in Numbers: Part Seven

It’s been a long and painful summer transfer window for many Liverpool fans so far, so let’s look back and focus on some of the statistics from last season.

0 – Own goals scored

Liverpool were just one of four Premier League teams not to find their own net this season, which is undoubtedly a positive factor regardless of the fact that the defence certainly needs updating.

57 – Through balls in the league

Jurgen Klopp’s men forced through 57 passes behind their opponents’ back line as they continued their attacking football all season, yet the fact that this number is a mere fifth in the Premier League list of through balls is worrying, a huge distance away from Arsenal in first with 129.

2 – Penalties saved

The Merseyside club were one of five teams to have two penalties saved in the Premier League this season; however, James Milner did become one of the best penalty takers in the club’s history with a consistent record throughout the campaign.

77 – Offsides in the Premier League

77 offsides sits eighth in the league list, with Burnley top on 101, as the Reds’ flowing football caught out frightened defences more often than not.

12 – League goals for Roberto Firmino

The Brazilian was charged with leading the line on several occasions this season, and found the net 12 times in another strong campaign. Firmino was one of four to reach double figures in all competitions, with Philippe Coutinho (14), Sadio Mane (13) and Divock Origi (11) all making the list.

17 – Years old for Rhian Brewster when he made the senior squad

The young forward arrived at the club from Chelsea two years ago, and was handed a surprise call up to the Liverpool bench for the match against Crystal Palace. The England U17 international celebrated his U23s debut by finding the net during the 3-0 win over Ipswich Town in the Premier League Cup in January of this year.

23 – Million spent on summer arrival Georginio Wijnaldum

Eyebrows were raised when the midfielder made the big money switch from Newcastle to Anfield, but Gini has been hugely impressive in his debut season, popping up with vital goals throughout the campaign as well as providing numerous assists for his grateful attacking teammates.

14 – Players sent out on loan

Klopp brought in numerous acquisitions to his side in an attempt to find his exact desired squad, yet also shipped out 14 players on loan for many different reasons, mainly to allow them to develop at another club or to essentially allow them to continue their careers elsewhere.

57.45 – Percent win rate in all competitions

Liverpool won four from six EFL Cup games along with their 22 Premier League wins, but their disastrous FA Cup run simply decreased the overall percentage win rate to 57.45%.

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