Liverpool may have fallen somewhat short in this season’s title race, but one particular table sees the Reds come out on top as the Premier League’s best.
Sky Sports revealed the average distance covered per game for each Premier League team – and Liverpool sit top of the list almost full 2km ahead of second placed Manchester City.
In more positive news for Liverpool, of all players that have played more than 500 minutes, only Bournemouth’s Dan Gosling has run further on average than Adam Lallana on 12.24km per game.
Jurgen Klopp’s high-octane side are currently locked in a tense race for fourth place with fierce rivals Manchester United, but in terms of running there is no comparison between the two teams.
Jose Mourinho’s men, six points behind Liverpool (with two games in hand) are rock bottom 20th in the distance covered table with just 106.1km run, 1.1km behind struggling Sunderland.
Average distance covered per game this season..
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After Liverpool and Manchester City at the top, West Brom, who have enjoyed a surprisingly successful season under Tony Pulis, will be happy to see their team in third on the list, managing an impressive 114.4km per match, and Tottenham rank fourth, with 114.1km per game.
More surprisingly the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal fall mid table, with the league leaders in eighth, at 113.1km – one wonders where they’d be without N’Golo Kante.
In contrast to Lallana and Gosling, United defender Eric Bailly covers the least distance of any individual outfield player to have played more than 90 minutes this season, with 7.99km per game.
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