With 2018 now done and dusted, it’s time to sort through the statistics and reveal which players were Liverpool’s leading performers in an action-packed calendar year.

Jürgen Klopp’s Reds broke a series of European records en route to reaching the Champions League final in May and currently sit at the top of the Premier League.

As such, we have included facts and figures from across all competitions; breaking them down into 10 key areas to help highlight the stalwarts in defence, midfield and attack.

Read on to discover who were the stars of the show in 2018…

Goals scored

1. Mohamed Salah – 37
2. Sadio Mane – 22
3. Roberto Firmino – 20
=4. Xherdan Shaqiri – 6
=4. James Milner – 6


Successful passes

1. Virgil van Dijk – 3,061
2. Andy Robertson – 2,289
3. Jordan Henderson – 1,998
4. James Milner – 1,910
5. Georginio Wijnaldum – 1,905


Assists

1. Mohamed Salah – 15
2. Roberto Firmino – 11
3. Andy Robertson – 9
4. James Milner – 7
5. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6


Tackles

1. Andy Robertson – 92
2. James Milner – 86
=3. Trent Alexander-Arnold – 75
=3. Roberto Firmino – 75
5. Jordan Henderson – 66


Passing accuracy*

1. Georginio Wijnaldum – 90.16 per cent
2. Virgil van Dijk – 88.7 per cent
3. Dejan Lovren – 87.33 per cent
=4. Joel Matip – 86.79 per cent
=4. Jordan Henderson – 86.79 per cent

*Minimum of 300 passes


Duels won

1. Virgil van Dijk – 304
2. Sadio Mane – 301
3. Roberto Firmino – 230
4. James Milner – 193
5. Mohamed Salah – 182


Top speed recorded

1. Mohamed Salah – 34.95 kmph
2. Joe Gomez – 34.86 kmph
3. Sadio Mane – 34.80 kmph
4. Joe Gomez – 34.69 kmph
5. Virgil van Dijk – 34.61 kmph


Possession regains

1. Georginio Wijnaldum – 296
2. Andy Robertson – 285
3. Trent Alexander-Arnold – 259
4. Virgil van Dijk – 234
5. Jordan Henderson – 230


Chances created

1. Mohamed Salah – 99
2. Roberto Firmino – 73
3. Sadio Mane – 65
4. James Milner – 64
5. Andy Robertson – 52


Distance covered*

1. Roberto Firmino – 357.5km
2. Mohamed Salah – 339.8km
3. Sadio Mane – 335.6km
4. Andy Robertson – 324.3km
5. Georginio Wijnaldum – 318.9km

*Premier League only

Source link – https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/332360-liverpool-stats-2018-top-performers