Salah leads the way, Van Dijk the duel king, Taki's scoring rate and more

AnalysisSalah leads the way, Van Dijk the duel king, Taki's scoring rate and more

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Liverpool's 2021-22 season involved some stunning individual performances throughout.

A number of Jürgen Klopp's players racked up plenty of eye-catching statistics from the 63-game campaign, which saw the Carabao Cup and Emirates FA Cup lifted.

With the help of LFCTV's Review Show, enjoy a deep dive into the numbers behind five players' work in the term gone by.

Mohamed Salah

It was another truly brilliant season for the Football Writers' Association's Footballer of the Year.

Displaying his clinical and creative side, Salah picked up the Premier League's Golden Boot and Playmaker awards. He's only the fourth player in league history to scoop up both prizes.

With his 23 goals and 13 assists, the No.11 was averaging a goal contribution every 77 minutes in the league this season.

Only Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe had a better record within Europe's top five leagues.

Salah also topped the Premier League for total shots, touches in the opponent's penalty area and accurate through balls.

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Virgil van Dijk

The centre-half was back to his best after the injury that cut short his 2020-21 season.

Van Dijk was unmatched in the Premier League for winning defensive duels, carrying a success rate of 73.5 per cent.

In the air, he was even better. He won 117 of his 151 aerial duels – his best ever success rate during his time in the Premier League.

The No.4 was also involved in the most clean sheets in the league this season.

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Alisson Becker

Another Golden Glove award was the reward for a stellar campaign from Liverpool's goalkeeper.

The Brazilian kept 20 Premier League clean sheets – joint-most with Manchester City's Ederson – and was able to do so with a league-high save percentage.

Alisson faced 100 shots on target in his 36 top-flight appearances, producing 76 saves and conceding just 24 times.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

The 23-year-old delivered his career-best assist tally in 2021-22 with 18.

Twelve of them came in the Premier League as he finished runner-up to Salah in the Playmaker award.

He did, however, top the division for chances created and successful open-play crosses from his right-back role.

In a defensive capacity, no Liverpool player won the ball back more than Alexander-Arnold in the league.

The tireless Scouser was ranked fourth among all defenders for possessions won.

Takumi Minamino

Without Minamino's goals, Liverpool's domestic double wouldn't have been possible.

The Japan international was top scorer in both competitions, netting four and three in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup respectively.

He made the most of every opportunity handed to him by Klopp, scoring a goal every 101 minutes – the best minutes-per-goal ratio among Premier League players in all competitions.

From his 11 shots on target throughout the campaign, Minamino – who made nine starts – scored from 10 of them.

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