Liverpool come out top in which Premier League table?

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The Anfield club proved that though they came up short for the race for the Premier League, there was no fairer team around.

Liverpool proved themselves the purest football team in the Premier League this season, coming top of the Premier League's fair play table.

It is one thing being a successful football team, quite another doing so via fair and sincere means, and with the domestic football season now done and dusted, the Reds are at the top of the summit when it comes to behaving correctly on the football pitch.

The Premier League's fair play scores are awarded in a variety of categories. The first is the inevitable yellow and red cards received, with Liverpool coming joint 5th for yellows with 54 and joint 2nd for reds, with Jordan Henderson's dismissal against Manchester City the only instance a red card was shown to any of their players.

Then there is positive play, respect towards the opponent, respect towards the referee, and the behaviour of club officials. 

Liverpool came in the top five of all these categories, leaving them with the best average score of the entire league.

Arsenal were in second place just behind the Reds, while Everton, Manchester City and Spurs rounded out the top five. Manchester United were way down in 14th place while Sunderland were deemed 'least fair,' propping up the table. The Black Cats amassed a massive 7 red cards over the course of the season.

Upon receiving the news, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said: "We are delighted to top the Fair Play League at the end of one of our most successful seasons in recent history."

"Our fans, players and staff make up what we like to call the world's greatest football family and as part of that we look to uphold the club's values which include unity, dignity and commitment, which have been shown throughout the season."

The Reds will be given £30,000 as a reward for their fair play which they can put to use in community or youth projects.

A link to the Premier League website, with the full results displayed can be found here.

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