Liverpool, Southampton and Watford are the three most wasteful Premier League sides this season

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Liverpool, Southampton and Watford have been anything but prolific so far this season.

Liverpool, Southampton and Watford make up the Premier League’s three most wasteful teams in front of goal so far this season.

After four rounds of matches, it has surprisingly been one of the lowest-scoring openings to a season in Premier League history, as for the most part games have been tight affairs.

Watford, amazingly, have already experienced two goalless draws while Southampton and Liverpool have both failed to score in two of their four encounters so far this term.

The Premier League trio aren’t exactly short on attacking quality, with the Reds in particular splashing out this summer on renowned forwards Christian Benteke and Brazil international Roberto Firmino.

Yet Brendan Rodgers’s men have just two goals to their name, with one of those coming via a Benteke strike against Bournemouth which should have been chalked off for offside under the new law.

  Total ShotsShots on TargetShots on Target %Goals
Southampton 68 20 29% 5
Liverpool 54 14 26% 2
Watford 47 10 21% 2

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, chances have come for these three clubs, but so far they’ve been wayward with their shooting and results have been affected.

The Saints lead the way in terms of shots, but with just 20 on target from a total of 68 attempts, they post an on target hit rate of just 29% (although they do have five goals to their name).

Liverpool, on other hand, have the joint-least goals scored in the league and it’s no real surprise considering that only 26% of their total attempts have worked the opposition goalkeeper.

However, neither side post such a bad record as Watford, with the Hornets propping the Premier League with a rather alarming 21% of their total efforts hitting the target.

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