Three killer stats from Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur’s EFL Cup clash wasn’t exactly the thriller in Manilla – in fact, quite the opposite.

Both managers fielded weakened teams consisting of youngsters and squad players; consequentially, it had the aura of a glorified reserves match for extended periods.

Nonetheless, the ninety minutes produced three goals and was fought between two teams who insist on entertaining, energetic styles of football. At the same time, it’s always good to see youngsters get chances at top Premier League clubs – even if they do come in the League Cup.

And the unusual dynamic of the match due to the aforementioned selections lead to some rather curious statistical results as the Reds beat Spurs by just one goal.

We, like much of the footballing world, have gone stats mad over the past few years. So with that in mind, we’ve taken a look at the three most intriguing stats to have emerged from yesterday’s 2-1 affair at Anfield.