Stat: Liverpool rising to the occasion against Premier League’s best

The Anfield outfit are averaging a better points return against the teams in the top half than those in the bottom ten.

Liverpool’s revival since the turn of the year has been nothing short of amazing, with the Anfield outfit on track for a top-four finish this season if they continue recent form.

However, one stat that will please the Anfield faithful is the club’s average points ratio against the top ten teams in the division.

As can be seen below, Liverpool have averaged 1.92 points against teams in the top half of the Premier League and 1.73 when playing the sides in the lower reaches of the division.

As such, the Reds are the only team in the English top flight to record a better average against the teams in the top ten compared to those in the bottom ten.

This should be a source of real encouragement for Brendan Rodgers and his side as it shows that on their day they can go toe-to-toe with anyone in English football.

Careless dropped points this term against the so-called lesser sides in the division have clearly hurt the side’s chances, but recent victories over the likes of Manchester City, Southampton and Tottenham show the Reds’ pedigree.

With important league clashes against Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea still to play, the Anfield club should be full of confidence for the rest of the season.

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