Comparing Liverpool’s front three with Real Madrid’s in 2021-22

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Liverpool's front three of Mohamed Salah (left), Diogo Jota (centre) and Sadio Mane (right) Credit: PA Images
Liverpool's front three of Mohamed Salah (left), Diogo Jota (centre) and Sadio Mane (right) Credit: PA Images

Liverpool and Real Madrid both have incredible attacking options at their disposal – but how did they compare in 2021-22?

While Liverpool missed out on the PremierLeague title after fishing a point behind Manchester City, they did win the League Cup and FA Cup.

Madrid strolled to the La Liga title and they will now come up against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the Champions League final at the Stade de France.

While both sides have great defenders and midfielders, all eyes will be on the attacking players. The likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Karim Benzema have all enjoyed brilliant seasons and are being tipped for the Ballon d’Or.

Using stats from transfermarkt, we’ve compared Liverpool’s front three with Madrid’s front three in 2021-22. Note: we’ve picked the front three for both clubs by looking at who played the most minutes. Unsurprisingly, Gareth Bale doesn’t make the cut.

As the stats show, Liverpool’s front three scored more goals and more non-penalty goals over the course of the season. But Madrid’s front three average a direct goal contribution on a more regular basis due to their ridiculous number of assists.

Mohamed Salah

Games: 50
Starts: 44
Sub appearances: 6

Goals: 31
Assists: 16

Penalties scored: 6

Minutes per goal: 126.5
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 156.9
Minutes per goal or assist: 83.4

Diogo Jota

Games: 54
Starts: 39
Sub appearances: 15

Goals: 21
Assists: 8

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 168.9
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 168.9
Minutes per goal or assist: 122.3

Sadio Mane

Games: 50
Starts: 45
Sub appearances: 5

Goals: 23
Assists: 5

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 167.3
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 167.3
Minutes per goal or assist: 137.4

Total

Games: 154
Starts: 128
Sub appearances: 26

Goals: 75
Assists: 29

Penalties scored: 6

Minutes per goal: 150.9
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 160.04
Minutes per goal or assist: 108.8

Rodrygo

Games: 48
Starts: 25
Sub appearances: 23

Goals: 9
Assists: 10

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 270.5
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 270.5
Minutes per goal or assist: 128.1

Karim Benzema

Games: 45
Starts: 44
Sub appearances: 1

Goals: 44
Assists: 15

Penalties scored: 11

Minutes per goal: 87.02
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 116.03
Minutes per goal or assist: 64.8

Vinicius Junior

Games: 51
Starts: 46
Sub appearances: 5

Goals: 21
Assists: 20

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 199.2
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 199.2
Minutes per goal or assist: 102.04

Total

Games: 144
Starts: 115
Sub appearances: 29

Goals: 74
Assists: 45

Penalties scored: 11

Minutes per goal: 141.1
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 165.8
Minutes per goal or assist: 87.7

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