How do Liverpool compare to their Premier League rivals on shot conversion?

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Jurgen Klopp has assembled a formidable attacking line for Liverpool this season, but how are they faring in front of goal in the Premier League?

The majority of the focus on Klopp’s side is currently on their ailing defence, but Klopp has an array of attacking talent to call upon to rival the best in the English top flight.

Klopp added Mohamed Salah to his ranks in the summer, with the Egyptian making the £36.9 million move from AS Roma to join Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

And their devastating potential was clear during pre-season, particularly when the Reds tore apart Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

But after nine games Liverpool sit ninth in the Premier League table, so are Klopp’s talented forwards making a difference?

According to Oulala, the Reds have attempted the second-most shots of any side in the league, with 168, but only 14, or 8.33 percent, of those have resulted in goals.

This ranks Klopp’s outfit at joint-14th in the Premier League, level with Swansea City, despite Paul Clement’s side, who are 15th in the table, having had 96 fewer shots.

Huddersfield, Newcastle, West Brom, Burnley, Stoke City, Arsenal, Brighton, Tottenham, Leicester City, Watford, Chelsea, Man City and Man United have all converted a higher percentage of their efforts.

Naturally, all eight of the clubs ahead of Liverpool in the league table have a better conversion rate, with United (16.18%) and City (18.82%) considerably more clinical.

City have taken two more shots than the Reds, but have scored over two times the amount (32), highlighting just why Pep Guardiola’s side are sitting comfortably atop the table.

For all of their issues at the back, Liverpool clearly have problems going forward, too, and finding a cutting edge will be key to resurrecting their form.

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