The stats which reveal why Liverpool are top of the Premier League
By Emma Sanders
Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League following their sensational 6-1 victory against Watford on Sunday afternoon and these stats reveal why.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in excellent form so far this season and followed up victories against rivals, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City with battling results against Crystal Palace and West Brom more recently.
Draws for Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City meant Liverpool eased into the top spot on Sunday with a two point lead over Chelsea who seem to have burst into shape following their 5-0 routing over Everton.
The Reds were last at the top of the table in May 2014 when Brendan Rodgers led Liverpool on one of their best league campaigns in recent history but they fell short, finishing runners-up to Manchester City.
However, these stats suggest Liverpool could go one further this season and explain why they are currently top of the table;
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– After 11 league games in 2013-14 five players had scored for Liverpool but 10 have already got their names on the score-sheet so far this season and Daniel Sturridge is still yet to get off the mark.
– Liverpool had 17 shots on target against Watford on Anfield – the most Opta Stats have ever recorded in a Premier League fixture.
– It was the fifth time they had scored four or more goals during their 6-1 victory on Sunday and Liverpool have achieved it in just 11 games so far compared to the entire season needed to record the same achievement in 2013-14.
– Liverpool currently have three players in the top 10 Premier League goalscorers list (Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino) and that’s more than any other team.
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