Liverpool have caused a surprise by emerging as the leaders of the Premier League’s newly released Fair Play Table, reports the Daily Mail.
The Reds reputation for fair play has taken a battering in recent years, thanks in no small part to controversial forward Luis Suarez.
However, the statistics prove their reputation seems completely unfounded.
Meanwhile, Swansea defender Chico Flores has had his blushes spared following his Twitter outburst against West Ham’s style of play.
The Swans have come ahead of the Hammers in the ‘positive play’ category, that rewards teams which ‘encourage attractive play that will increase the enjoyment of spectators.’
The results of the table are calculated by taking into account five main categories which are judged by delegates at every Premier League game.
The categories include, red and yellow cards, positive play, respect towards opponent, respect towards the referee and behaviour of team officials.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given their notorious brand of aggressive football, Stoke City find themselves bottom of the table.
Mark Hughes’s side prop up the bottom three which consists of Hull City and Sunderland, whilst David Moyes’s Manchester United side sit in 17th position.