By Andrew Beasley (Beezdog)
Following this excellent article regarding the goal involvement for each Liverpool player in 2010/11, it was suggested that it would be interesting to see how the Liverpool players compared against their rivals from the other teams that finished in the top six last season.
Whilst the original study looked at all goal involvement (including passes in the build up to a goal) across all competitions, this will be solely based on goals and assists in the Premier League, as that information is far more widely available.
102 different players scored a goal and/or provided an assist for a team-mate for the top six last season. Where players (such as Andy Carroll or Fernando Torres) have played for two teams this season, the figures quoted are their total for both sides, to allow them a full season of data (injuries permitting of course).
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