Revealed: Liverpool’s top five tacklers this Premier League season

Liverpool’s defensive resilience has been called into question at times this season but there is no doubt that Jurgen Klopp makes exacting demands on his players.

His high-pressing style is geared around winning the ball high up the pitch, in areas where Liverpool will already be dangerous from the moment they recover possession.

That places a huge emphasis on tackling and interceptions; every player – from front to back – has a duty to try their utmost to get the ball back. Being passive in defence isn’t an option.

Football FanCast wanted to have a look over the numbers to see whether the numbers shed any light on Klopp’s style, which appears to create a great deal of individual duels for his players to win.

On top of that, we wanted to see which of Klopp’s players comes out on top of the rankings and there are a couple of surprising names among the top five…