Selfish Salah and claims of heavy addiction to Sadio Mane dispelled
They are the bread and butter of football indicators.
For a game that is becoming increasingly forensic in its performance analysis, it is the goals and assists that are always most easily indicated when determining attack value.
The rise of indicators such as xG (expected goals) and xA (expected aids), among many others, are able to offer a more complete overview of the capabilities and results of a player and a team. team, but the basic numbers are firmly in place.
For a team that is sometimes accused of relying too much on contributions from its first three players against opposition goalkeepers, Liverpool’s goal column was populated by no less than 19 different players last season.
The five home goals they were the beneficiaries of take him to a round 20, but the weight of their 117 strikes in all competitions has been largely borne by Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Between them they beat a total of 67 to account for 57% of the goals scored by Premier League champions Jurgen Klopp.
No change, then.