EPL Stats Gallery: Who was the best Liverpool player? Who had the highest xT from passes for Leeds?

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Gameweek 4 of the English Premier League saw Liverpool make a visit to Elland Road – a visit that resulted in a comfortable 0-3 win for the away side. The mood however was dampened due to an injury to Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliot. The Merseyside team moved to 3rd place in the league table, joining Chelsea at 2nd and Manchester United at the top. Leeds are now placed 17th in the league table and are yet to win a fixture.

We’ve broken down all the key stats for you to digest, including;

* shot maps

* xT (expected threat)

* pass networks

* xG timelines

* defensive duels

* average positions and much more!

We also try to answer some questions for you with the visuals;

Who was the best Liverpool player? Who had the highest xT from passes for Leeds?

To navigate that stats gallery simply click on the numbers to move through the pages.

At the end of the gallery, you’ll be able to download the full PDF stats report.

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Marcelo Bielsa picked a 4-2-3-1 line-up with Patrick Bamford leading line-up as striker supported by Jack Harrison, Rodrigo Moreno and Raphinha. The midfield pivot comprised of Kalvin Philips and Stuart Dallas. Goalkeeper Illan Meslier was shielded by Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente in the centre back positions while Junior Firpo and Luke Ayling occupied the full-back positions on either side.

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The average position of Leeds shows that they were pushed up in their own half. Kalvin Philips operated as a holding midfielder. Patrick Bamford dropped near the centre to link up with his midfielders. The two fullbacks did not push high up the field. Leeds made three changes in the game, substitute Pascal Strujik was sent off for a clumsy challenge on Liverpool winger Harvey Elliott, the later dislocating his ankle because of the challenge.

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Jurgen Klopp picked his usual 4-3-3 formation with Diogo Jota leading the attack closely supported by Mo Salah on the right-wing and Sadio Mane on the left-wing. Both Mane and Salah got on the scoresheet joined by Fabinho. Alisson was the man between the sticks for Liverpool covered by Virgil Van Djik and Joel Matip. The two full-back positions were occupied by Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander Arnold while the midfield trio comprised of Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho and Harvey Elliot. Liverpool made three changes in the game.

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The two fullbacks pushed high up the field but were able to track back if required. Liverpool’s average position shows that they dominated the game in the midfield. The forward players operated closely with each other. Both Mane and Salah occupied positions in the opposition half frequently. The latter netted his 100th Premier League goal.

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Jurgen Klopp’s men took a remarkable 25 shots with eight shots on target. Their xG of 3.70 surpassed that of Leeds, 1.75. The Reds dominated the attacking metrics while Leeds made more tackles, interceptions and clearances. Liverpool were outstanding in transition making 34 recoveries in the opponent half. Not much separated the two teams in the terms of possession metrics, however the Reds did use the ball more effectively and accurately as suggested by their passing accuracy.

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Senegalese Sadio Mane had an outstanding game, he dominated the xG chart with a high xG of 1.59. He also took the greatest number of shots as well as made the most dribbles. Luke Ayling and Kalvin Philips each made eight passes into the final third.

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Leeds took a total of seven shots with four shots on target. They took most of their shots from inside the box and few from outside. Although they had a decent xG of 1.76 they were unable to put the ball in the back of the net.

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The Reds took a whopping 25 shots during the match, with 14 of their shots from inside the opposition box. All three of their goals came from inside the box. Their xG of 3.69 was brilliant.

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The Reds dominated the xT timeline in the first half, however Leeds did try to make a turnaround in the second half, though unsuccessfully. The xG timeline shows that Leeds did start the game brightly but were totally overshadowed as the game progressed.

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Luke Ayling attempted the highest number of passes (61) while also receiving the most (44).

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The Reds’ passing matrix illustrates that they were dominant. Andy Robertson attempted the highest number of passes while Joel Matip received the highest.

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Leeds attempted several crosses from the right-wing, however most of their successful crosses came from the left-wing. Their passing zone displays that they moved the ball in their own half and in the right-wing near the centre.

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Liverpool attempted fewer crosses than the home side although they were accurate with their passes as illustrated by the pass outcome chart. They dominated the passing in central zones and in the half-spaces near the centre.

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Jack Harrison obtained the highest xT from his passes for Leeds, 0.709. Their xT creation zone shows that they were most threatening from the right-wing.

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As we can see, Jack Harrison created the highest xT from his passes while Patrick Bamford came out on top in the xT from dribbles metric for his team.

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The Reds displayed remarkable accuracy with their passes, creating the highest xT from the right-wing near the opposition box. Mo Salah created the highest xT of 0.467 from his passes. Premier League Stats: Leeds United vs Liverpool

Alexander-Arnold, Salah and Thiago were all brilliant in creating xT from passes, while Diogo Jota created the highest xT from his dribbles.

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Leeds lost most of their defensive duels, creating barely any threat from the opponent.

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Leeds dominated the aerial duels in their own half, winning barely any near the opposition box.

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Leeds recovered most of the loose balls in their own half as they were pushed up near their box. Their loose ball recovery near the opposition half was similarly poor. Stuart Dallas won all of the loose ball duels that he participated in.

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The Reds engaged in defensive duels all over the pitch. They did lose many of their duels near their own half despite that Leeds were unable to cause trouble for Liverpool. They dominated the defensive duels in the central areas of the pitch. Fabinho participated in eight duels, winning four of those.

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Liverpool won most of their aerial duels in their own half, eliminating any aerial threats in the process. Both Matip and Van Djik were engaged in an equal number of aerial duels. Their aerial duel map also suggests that they were not too threatening aerially in the opposition half.

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The Reds were adept in recovering loose balls. They won many of their loose ball duels near the opposition box. Fabinho won two of his five loose ball duels.

This performance was dominated by Jurgen Klopp’s men – only blemished by a serious injury to the younger winger Harvey Eliott.

If you want to download the stats report in PDF format you can do so here: Premier League Stats: Leeds United vs Liverpool

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