It’s not very often in a Premier League fixture that one team musters up over 30 shots against their opposition, but Jurgen Klopp’s Reds did exactly that yesterday against Manchester United. The Kopites had a whopping 36 efforts to United’s six as they ran out 3-1 winners.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) December 16, 2018
The shot count looks a lot like the Reds clash against Everton at Anfield from a couple of seasons back when they topped the 40-mark for efforts. It wasn’t quite that many shots for the Reds yesterday, but it was still a stat to remember for Liverpool fans in a game that they will be reminding United fans of for a long time to come after such a convincing win.
The win for Liverpool yesterday extended their unbeaten Premier League run to an impressive 17 games, whilst inflicting Jose Mourinho with his 5th defeat of the season. The result saw the Red Devils’ tally of points dropped so far rise to 25, and it’s hard to see Liverpool dropping anywhere near that figure throughout the entire season, especially if they pepper their opponent’s goal to the extent they did United’s yesterday.
You can read the Kopites’ responses to their impressive shot count here:
But we were 'lucky' lol
— Chris Wood (@GuinUK) December 16, 2018
Basically Everton but from Manchester
— John Reese (@AadamSalim96) December 16, 2018
Everton in disguise
— Yosepno WP Nababan (@ywpn10) December 16, 2018
Let's not get too excited, we've only beaten a mid table team !!
— David Levick (@DaveLevick72) December 16, 2018
Hell of a training session for the lads.
— Rhys (@RhysPierce_) December 16, 2018
That’s proper dominance
— Sean Boocock (@SeanyBee86) December 16, 2018
I can’t stand Man Utd but that’s a shocking stat for them!
— Damian McCarthy (@dmchammer1) December 16, 2018
We are a different animal
— Peter Williams (@p_williams_0151) 16 December 2018
Liverpool fans everywhere will absolutely love this statistic from their win and will be holding this over United fans until at least their next fixture against the Red Devils in late February.