Stats taken in this article are after the West Ham game (9th November 2021).
In their recent game against West Ham, even though the result was a disappointing defeat, it was another occasion where the Reds managed to score two goals. Out of the 11 league and four Champions League games, there has been only one occasion where they have scored fewer than two goals in a game – that was against Chelsea in September. They even scored three and two in their League Cup games, both away from home and despite shadow starting XIs.
It suggests Liverpool’s attacking play this season has been on a different level, irrespective of whether you compare it with other teams or just juxtapose their own attacking outputs from past seasons under Jürgen Klopp. And the numbers back that conclusion up.
If we just concentrate on the league games to get a sample size to analyse the outputs, Klopp’s men have amassed 31 goals in 11 league games at an average of 2.81. If this is to continue like this, they could end up scoring 107 league goals this season – that’s just plain crazy! I will not be surprised if they at least hit the 100-goal mark this season in the league alone, considering the way they have tweaked their style of attack. To put this into context, the highest number of goals Klopp’s Liverpool have scored in a single 38-game league season is 89 in 2018/19.
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