... but do the stats tell an­other tale?

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - THE TITLE -

JUR­GEN KLOPP and Jor­dan Hen­der­son have re­buffed crit­ics of their back line, with the Liver­pool cap­tain say­ing they like to de­fend and play with ‘in­tel­li­gence’. But the stats sug­gest there is room for im­prov­ment. From 2016-17 sea­son un­til now: GOALS CON­CEDED 45 [42 last sea­son, three this] Sec­ond worst of last sea­son’s top six, be­hind Arse­nal with 48 [44 last sea­son]. CLEAN SHEETS 13 Joint worst of top six, along­side Arse­nal and Manch­ester City. SHOTS FACED (ON TAR­GET) 120 Sec­ond high­est of last sea­son’s top six, mean­ing op­po­nents are likely to get through with a shot on goal. Worst is Arse­nal with 174. 37.5% Liver­pool also have the high­est per­cent­age of goals con­ceded from the shots they have faced, when

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