When Liverpool take on Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League tonight, there is no denying there will be interesting battles on and off the pitch.
On the side-lines Jurgen Klopp comes up against his success Thomas Tuchel in a battle of the minds, while on the pitch, how Liverpool’s defence will cope with on-fire Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be of most interest.
The midfielder battle is also likely to be key, with both sides keen to get the ball down and play football.
Well, as Oulala found out, it transpires that Reus is enjoying the better campaign, as he came out on top in three of four key areas.
The first of those is chances created per game, having manager 1.8 compared to Coutinho’s tally of 1.7.
It is similar in key passes per game, enjoying another marginal victory as he scores 1.6 compared to 1.5, while his pass success percentage is also better, 81% to 78%.
It’s not all bad news for the Brazilian though as he dominates in successful take-ons per game, scoring 1.8 compared to Reus’ meagre 1 per game. He does boast a better assist record too, although combined goals and assists again sees Reus the winner.
A clear win for the German then, who will be hoping to enjoy similar success when the two sides meet this evening.