Fulham 2 Liverpool 3: Stats Round Up

What a match at Craven Cottage! Time to round-up the key stats from the match and the season so far.

  • Every outfield player for Liverpool completed more passes than Fulham’s top passer, Lewis Holtby, who was accurate with thirty-two passes.
  • The whole Fulham team created six chances and completed five dribbles; Raheem Sterling created four chances and completed four dribbles on his own
  • Daniel Sturridge scored a goal and assisted another in the same match for the sixth time for Liverpool. He has never got an assist for the Reds without scoring in the same game.
  • His assist for Coutinho was Sturridge’s fourth of the season, and the first that wasn’t for Luis Suárez.
  • Via @infostradalive:

Daniel Sturridge’s has scored in his last 7 PL appearances – the first Liverpool player to do so in the Premier League.

  • Sturridge now averages a goal contribution per game for Liverpool – thirty goals and seven assists in thirty-seven appearances:

DS LFC Record

  • Liverpool have now scored fifty-eight goals when both Sturridge and Suárez have been on the pitch together at a rate of one every thirty-four minutes. With three tonight, that seems about right!
  • Via @Optajoe:

9 – Steven Gerrard has matched his best ever total of assists in a PL season (level with 2012-13 & 2008-09). Vintage.

  • The skipper now has ten assists for the season in all competitions, which is the joint-most for Liverpool, along with Suárez.
  • Gerrard assisted Sturridge for the fourth time this season; only Henderson to Suárez, with five, has been a more productive combination in 2013/14.
  • Luis Suárez hit the woodwork for the sixth time this season; no other player in the league has done so more than three times.
  • Joao Teixeira came on to make his Liverpool debut. He is the ninth player to do so this season, and the 22nd under Brendan Rodgers.
  • The Reds scored three goals, including a penalty, hit the post, scored an own goal and committed a defensive error leading to a Fulham goal. Never dull, is it?!
  • It’s not all good though: Liverpool have now conceded two-or-more in nine of their thirteen away league games this season, and nineteen out of thirty-two in total under Rodgers (read more on that here).
  • The Reds have now scored for sixteen league games in a row. This is the longest such run by any team in the top flight this season, and Liverpool have only had a longer run in one previous Premier League campaign.
  • Liverpool have now scored sixty-six goals this season; they’ve only scored more in eight of the previous twenty-one complete Premier League seasons.
  • The Reds have now scored ninety-three goals in their last thirty-eight league games – for the period since 2004/05, this is a new club record.
  • Liverpool have now taken sixteen points more than they got from their corresponding fixtures last season. This is currently a larger improvement than every other team in the division.
  • Liverpool now have more points (fifty-three) than they earned in the whole of 2011/12, with twelve games still to play.
  • The Reds have taken a quite incredible seventy-eight points from their last thirty-eight league games. The last time they had done so well? After the Fulham away match in October 2009.
  • This was the Reds’ first win after going behind since the corresponding fixture at Craven Cottage last season.
  • If Liverpool win their next match, they will have more points after twenty-seven games than in every previous Premier League season. Yes, even 2008/09!

lfc-39-points-2010-2014-full-season

Not a great performance by any means, but a fantastic result. And now you’re going to believe us?!

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