5 key statistical breakdowns that show the brilliance of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool
The post Rafa Benitez era hasn’t been easy for Liverpool fans by any means. In fact, in the last 12 years, the club has only won one major trophy - The League Cup in 2012.
Despite this trophy drought, there is a reason for optimism in Merseyside with Jurgen Klopp at the helm. He took over an unbalanced squad bereft of confidence and took them to two major cup finals in his first season at the helm without pre-season or a single transfer.
In his first full season, Liverpool qualified for the Champions League for only the second time in 8 years and the team is on course to make it three times in nine years. In addition, Liverpool are almost guaranteed a spot in the quarter-final of the Champions League given their 5-0 lead from the away leg.
After all, this, if you still doubt Jurgen Klopp, then you probably haven’t been paying enough attention.
The following in-depth detailing of Liverpool team or individual statistics shows that the Reds are definitely on the rise!
#1 Mohamed Salah
Very soon, fans will run out of superlatives to describe Mohamed Salah. Everything he touches seems to turn into gold! He has been breaking records for fun since his move to Liverpool and it has become difficult to keep track of them.
Here are some mind-blowing statistics from Salah’s season so far which further emphasizes the quality of signing Klopp makes.
Mohamed Salah has now scored 31 goals for Liverpool, equaling Luis Suarez’s best ever goal tally for Liverpool in a single season. Both players reached the figure in 37 games.
Salah has scored 20 Premier League goals with his left-foot, the most by a player in a single season in the competition's history and he breaks the record of 19 set by Robbie Fowler in 1994/95.
The Egyptian is also the fastest to score 20 Premier League goals for Liverpool, beating the likes of Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen and Daniel Sturridge.
He has been involved in 31 Premier League goals this season (23 goals and 8 assists), only Lionel Messi (22 goals and 12 assists) and Neymar Jr (20 goals and 12 assists) have been involved in more in Europe’s Top 5 leagues!
Salah’s 23 league goals is only bettered by Harry Kane (24 goals) in Europe's Top 5 leagues. Kane has played over 200 minutes more than Salah.