Liverpool and Arsenal may feel they should have achieved more so far this season, with both title hopefuls playing catch-up to a Chelsea side they have beaten already this term, but the statistics suggest there’s positives they can cling onto.
The Reds, with 40 goals from 17 games before the Merseyside derby with Everton, are the top-scorers in the Premier League this season and Arsenal aren’t too far behind, having 38 goals to their name.
These tallies put the English duo amongst Europe’s best attacking forces in the continent’s top-five leagues, with only Monaco and Barcelona outscoring Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Most goals scored in Europe's top 5 leagues:
Real Madrid (40)
Arsenal (38) pic.twitter.com/eXQdXpY7i7
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Liverpool’s tally of 40 goals is the same as Real Madrid have netted in La Liga this season whilst Arsenal, who sit fifth in the rankings, will be happy to find themselves ahead of big clubs from Italy, Germany, Spain and France.
With Liverpool conceding twenty goals and Arsenal conceding 19, it’s clear that the two sides need to improve their defensive performances as Chelsea, sat top of the pile, have conceded just eleven goals- five of which game in defeats against the Reds and the Gunners.