Stat Attack: Spurs v Liverpool

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Liverpool travel to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham on Sunday (1:30pm kick off).

The Reds suffered defeat for the first time this season against Stoke last weekend and will be looking to get back on track against Harry Redknapp’s side.

EA Sports Player Performance Index give us the statistical analysis ahead of the game….

  • With Liverpool fans discussing whether Jamie Carragher is still the player he once was, Carra responded by covering more ground in the Stoke game than any player apart from consistent top workers Lucas Leiva and Charlie Adam. Carra has also won every tackle he has gone for and contributed 8 clearances and 2 blocks.
  • Stewart Downing continued his flying form for England by being Liverpool’s fastest player, with a top speed of 25.72 mph which was matched by who else but Jamie Carragher
  • On the back of his first Barclays Premier League goal of the season last week against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Jermain Defoe was the biggest riser on the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, rising 260 places to 146th place
  • During last weekend’s 1-0 loss to Stoke City, the Liverpool players covered a total of 121,990m (75.80miles). This was 4,512m less than the total distance covered by the Stoke City players
    Tottenham Hotspur players covered a total of 118,538m (73.54miles) during last weekend’s game against Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Lucas Leiva was the Liverpool player who covered the most distance (12,335m / 7.66miles) against Stoke City, closely followed by Charlie Adam (12,196m / 7.58miles)
  • Gareth Bale and Niko Kranjcar were the two Tottenham Hotspur players who covered more than seven miles last weekend. Bale covered a total of 12,213m (7.59miles) and Krancjar covered 11,770m (7.31miles)
  • To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

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