Liverpool vs Southampton: Individual Player Statistics 0

It would be reductive simply to attribute Liverpool’s lack of attacking rhythm to the absence of Luis Suarez, because if anything they just seemed to stuck almost in pre-season mode.  That’s a short-term worry and really something to be expected on the opening day against a resilient, hard-working Southampton side who actually out-created their hosts.

Liverpool win, though, courtesy of goals from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge - and here are the statistics:

- Martin Skrtel had 111 touches of the ball, the most in the game.

- Raheem Sterling led the game in shots (4) and shots on-target (3).

- Dejan Lovren completed 96% of his passes, a game-high - graphic below courtesy of Squawka:

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- Graziano Pelle won 10 aerial-duels, the most in the game.

- Victor Wanyama led the game with 9 tackles.

- Jose Fonte made a game-high 6 interceptions.

- Martin Skrtel made 20 successful defensive-clearances, show below (Squawka)

- Dusan Tadic attempted 13 crosses, more than any other player (completed 1).

- Steven Gerrard completed more long-passes than any other player (10).

- Raheem Sterling attempted 5 dribbles, the most in the game.

- Javier Manquillo and Philippe Coutinho were each fouled a game-high 3 times.

- Raheem Sterling was the game’s most-dispossessed player (6).

Statistics courtesy of WhoScored.com.

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