Liverpool FC 2016 – Year In Numbers

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As 2016 leaves us and a new year arrives, we take a numerical look at Liverpool’s fortunes over the last 12 months.


2016 will be a year widely acknowledged as being the start of an exciting new era at Anfield.

Liverpool have made undeniable progress on the pitch as Jurgen Klopp has settled into life on Merseyside, while the spectacular Main Stand redevelopment has catapulted the Reds into the modern era off the field of play.

Attentions will swiftly turn to ensuring that 2017 brings the rewards this impressive collective work deserves, but before that, we take a look back at the last 12 months in numbers.

58

The number of games played by Liverpool in all competitions this year, starting with a 2-0 loss at West Ham but ending with a fantastic 1-0 victory against Man City.

2

Klopp became the first ever Reds boss to win his opening two Merseyside derbies, with Sadio Mane’s last-gasp winner at Goodison Park adding to a 4-0 victory at Anfield last season.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 19, 2016: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the winning goal against Everton in injury time during the FA Premier League match, the 227th Merseyside Derby, at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

This was also the number of red cards Liverpool received in 2016, with James Milner and Brad Smith the recipients.

46

The number of players Klopp used in first-team action in all competitions throughout the calendar year.

120

The amount of goals the Reds’ netted in all competitions in 2016.

65

The number of goals conceded by Liverpool in all competitions throughout 2016.

49

The number of league goals the Reds shipped last year, which was the highest of the top eight clubs in the table.

21

Liverpool won 21 of 38 Premier League games played in 2016, with only Chelsea winning more league games than the Reds with 23.

73

The Reds collected 73 points in the Premier League across the calendar year, winning 21 games and drawing 10. Only Chelsea won more points (79).

7

Liverpool suffered defeat just seven times in the Premier League in 2016, with only Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea ending up on the losing side on fewer occasions than Klopp’s side.

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55

Liverpool’s win percentage in the Premier League in 2016 stood at 55 per cent, with the Reds winning 21 of 38 league games.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 26, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring the first goal againstSunderland during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

87

The amount of top-flight goals Liverpool scored last year, which is their highest total of the Premier League era and the most in a calendar year since 1985.

17,790

The number of successful passes Klopp’s team completed in the league in 2016 – the highest of any English top-flight side.

1500

James Milner netted Liverpool’s 1500th Premier League goal when he scored the second in the Reds’ 3-0 win over Man City in March.

21

Adam Lallana ended 2016 having been directly involved in 21 Premier League goals, posting 11 goals and 10 assists – more than any other midfielder in the top-flight.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 27, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Stoke City during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

8

Liverpool scored all eight of the penalties they were awarded in 2016, with James Milner, Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge all scoring from the spot.

20

The amount of clean sheets Liverpool posted in all competitions in 2016, with the last coming in the huge win over Man City.

25

25 different goal-scorers found the net for the Reds last year, with the first goal scored by Jordon Ibe against Stoke and the last by Georginio Wijnaldum against Pep Guardiola’s City.

15

Roberto Firmino scored the most Premier League goals for the Reds in the calendar year, hitting the net 15 times.

Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game with Philippe Coutinho (right) against Watford. Nov 6 2016. (Picture by Dave Howarth PA Wire/PA Images)

6

Liverpool posted their biggest win under Klopp as they thrashed Aston Villa 6-0 in February, inflicting the Villians’ heaviest home defeat in 81 years in the process.

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100

Daniel Sturridge scored Liverpool’s 100th league goal of Klopp’s tenure when he netted the fourth in the Reds’ 4-1 thrashing of Stoke at Anfield.

48

The total number of games it took Liverpool to score 100 goals under Klopp – equalling the record set by Kenny Dalglish during his first spell in charge of the Reds.

This was also the number of appearances made by Nathaniel Clyne in 2016, which was the most of any Liverpool player.

1

Ragnar Klavan became the first Estonian to play for Liverpool after joining from German outfit, Augsburg, for £4.2million last summer – which increasingly looks a bargain signing with every appearance.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores the third goal against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield, the 226th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It’s also the number of league defeats at Anfield in 2016 – against Man United back in January.

50

Sturridge became the fourth fastest post-war player to notch 50 goals for the Reds when he scored the third in the 4-0 Merseyside derby rout of Everton, doing so in just 87 appearances.

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56

Sturridge’s goal against Stoke came just 56 seconds after the striker entered the field of play, which was the fourth fastest of a substitute in the Premier League in 2016/17 campaign so far.

17

Klopp handed Liverpool debuts to 17 players this year, including nine of the club’s academy graduates.

Ben Woodburn became Liverpool’s youngest ever goal-scorer when he notched against Leeds United in the League Cup quarter-final, aged just 17 years and 45 days.

This was also the total number of goals netted in all competitions by Roberto Firmino, who finished the year as Liverpool’s top scorer.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's Ben Woodburn scores the second goal against Leeds United, to become the club's youngest ever goal-scorer, during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

68

This was the highest squad number worn by a Liverpool player in 2016, as donned by Pedro Chirivella.

53,075

The 53,075 attendance at Anfield for Liverpool’s opening home clash of 2016/17 against Leicester was the biggest housed at the historic ground for 39 years.

27

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 27, 2016: Thousands of people gather outside Liverpool's St George's Hall in remembrance of the 96 victims who died at the Hillsborough disaster, a day after after a two-year long inquest court delivered a verdict of unlawful killing. (Pic by Propaganda)

After a long, painful and courageous 27-year fight, the inspirational families of the Hillsborough victims were finally vindicated for their relentless pursuit of the truth, as fresh inquests determined those who never came home were unlawfully killed and rightly absolved of any blame.

Rest in peace the 96. You’ll Never Walk Alone.


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