Richarlison Has Made More Tackles Than Three Liverpool Defenders This Season
Richarlison has made more tackles than Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez this season - despite being a forward.
The Everton man is arguably his side's best attacking threat but his defensive contribution is understated.
Stats have now emerged showing he has made 41 tackles this season, compared to Liverpool defensive trio van Dijk, Matip and Gomez who have 29 tackles combined.
The Brazilian's closest challenger is van Dijk who has made 13 tackles so far this season.
Van Dijk is one of the world's best defenders so seeing his tackling stats so low is quite a shock.
The duo have also featured in all 16 Premier League games so far this season meaning it's a fair assessment.
Matip is considered Van Dijk's strongest central defender partner but hes been out injured since October meaning he has a smaller pool of games.
The Cameroonian international's tackling stats currently sit at 12 made in seven appearances which is a healthy ratio.
England international Gomez has only made one tackle so far this season.
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The 22-year-old has found himself on the bench for most of the season and has even played out of position at right-back.
It just shows how tenacious Richarlison is when trying to win the ball back high up the pitch.
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The former Watford man led the line for the Toffees against Chelsea over the weekend and nodded in the opener in a 3-1 victory.
Everton made more tackles in the game at Goodison Park than they have in any other game this decade.
It's a stark contrast to the tepid performances during Marco Silva's final days in the Goodison Park dugout.
Liverpool's defenders likely aren't losing too much sleep over their tackle ratios.
Jurgen Klopp's men are currently eight points clear at the top of the Premier League and are looking unstoppable.
To be caught, they will have to drop as many points in the remaining 22 games of this season than they have in their last 44 league games.
Even with a busy festive period, it seems likely they'll be winning their first ever Premier League title come May.
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