Liverpool lose the plot as PL recording most goals per game in 90 years
The latest weekend of football saw great action and lots of goals with some really shocking scorelines.
It started with United losing to Jose Mourinho’s Spurs at Old Trafford 1-6 in a game that started in Manchester United’s favor but Spurs were far more determined than the Red Devils.
However, the upset of the Gameweek was yet to come as Liverpool lost 7-2 to Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Two consolation strikes from Mohamed Salah were not enough to near to Dean Smith’s fully prepared side, who exploited Liverpool in every area of the ground. The Villains ran riot against Jurgen Klopp’s men and the game could’ve easily finished with a better scoreline for the home side.
While talking to BBC Sport, Klopp said, “It looked like we lost the plot after it went to 1-0. Who wants to lose 7-2? Years ago we told ourselves we wanted to create history. That was history but obviously the wrong type.” Klopp acknowledged the fact that his team was really poor today and also spoke about how his side was not clinical enough.
Talking about mistakes, Liverpool kept on repeating one thing and that was playing a high line against a team in form, who were hitting the ball very well and moving it quickly too.
Klopp mentioned possession a key factor too, as the Reds lost the ball in crucial areas a lot of time. Klopp’s Liverpool became the first champions to concede seven goals since the Arsenal from 1953.
The German also spoke about his war or words with Roy Keane that was basically a misunderstanding. However, Klopp did accept that his team was pretty sloppy against Villa.
Defender Virgil Van Dijk also spoke about how games like this should never happen again.
He felt that the team were never in the game, they lacked the rhythm and everything exacerbated as Villa kept capitalizing their chances on the counter and kept punishing the Reds.
The Premier League saw Manchester United and Liverpool, both conceding record defeats and that too on the same day.
That itself is a record. As per numbers, the Premier League is already ahead of last season as this season has witnessed 144 goals, 40 more than there were at the same point in the 2019/20 season.
The English top-flight has seen an average of 3.79 goals per game, which is the highest since 3.95 in the 1930-31 season, ranking 11th on the all-time list.
Everton have also been in staggering form as they have won their opening four games for the seventh time in their history and have managed to win the title on five of the previous six occasions, the most recent one being in 1969-70.
The penalty ratio has also topped the charts, already doubling the numbers of the last term. There may be some changes made to the handball decisions. However, nothing is confirmed yet.
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