English Premiership

LFC just keep on running...

2016-10-08 19:58
James Milner

Cape Town - Liverpool are top of the Premier League statistics when it comes to total running distance covered and sprints made this season.

It appears to stand testament to manager Jurgen Klopp's methodology which revolves around his now widely known Gegenpressing - a counter-pressing style which relies on players being expected to be highly fit, and cover a lot of ground.

It's said that the German first took over, he put his players through rigorous triple training sessions which started early in the morning, and continued throughout the day.

The Reds have covered 814.8 kilometres in total and have made 4,165 sprints as well. They lead Manchester City who have covered 803.9 kilometres. Surprisingly, Manchester United cover the least ground in the league with 735.6 kilometres.

The highly athletic style of play seems to be working for Liverpool - they are currently in fourth position after winning their last five matches in a row in all competitions.

Distance covered by Premier League teams this seasson:

Liverpool - 814.8km
Man City - 803.9km
Tottenham - 803.4km
Burnley - 793.9km
Middlesbrough - 789.3km
West Brom - 784.2km
Arsenal - 780.9km
Swansea - 772.6km
Bournemouth - 769.4km
Chelsea - 765.9km 
Southampton - 759.8km
Leicester - 758.8km
West Ham - 756.0km
Watford - 751.2km
Hull - 750.5km
Stoke - 746.1km
Sunderland - 744.6km
Everton - 743.1km
Crystal Palace - 741.9km
Man Utd - 735.6km

Read more on:    liverpool fc  |  english premiership  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy


And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.