Liverpool's shots are more accurate than any other team

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Liverpool currently sit top of the table with the Premier League title in their hands, but they are also top of the table in terms of shots on target.

The Reds have been simply sensational under Brendan Rodgers this term. They look set to claim their first league title of the Premier League era and their first league title in 24 years since 1989/90.

Luis Suarez also looks set to win the Premier League Golden Boot with his tally of 29 goals and counting, and I would expect Rodgers to claim the Manager of the Year award as well.

Liverpool have taken 572 shots so far on the opposition goal and of those shots 231 were on target. Of those on target, 93 have ended up in the back of the net.

Liverpool have averaged 16.8 shots per game and 6.8 shots on target per game, which is a higher shots on target average than any other team in the league.

Chelsea and Manchester City have taken more shots (17.6 and 17.4 per game on average, respectively) but, crucially, the Reds have a higher accuracy percentage.

Chelsea have been on target with 33.5% of their shots and Manchester City have been on target with 36.2% of their shots but Liverpool have been on target with 40.4% of their shots representing the highest accuracy rate in the Premier League, just ahead of Arsenal with 39.7% accuracy.

Luis Suarez alone has scored 31.1 % of the team’s total goals and he has taken 136 shots on goal, of which 72 were on target representing 53% accuracy. His shots represent 23.7% of Liverpool’s total shots and his shots on target represent 31.1% of the team’s total shots on target.

Daniel Sturridge has scored 20 goals this season so far which is 21.5% of Liverpool’s goals, has taken 13.9% of Liverpool’s shots and 17.3% of their total shots on target with an individual accuracy rate of 50%.

Between him and Suarez combined, they account for 52.6% of Liverpool’s goals and 48.4% of the team’s shots on target.

It is no coincidence that the most efficient team in front of goal is the team which currently sits top of the table, and if the Reds continue at their current rate for the remaining four games, they will win the title deservedly.

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