Does Wijnaldum's Liverpool arrival mean the end for Lallana? Here’s what the stats say

Infographic Wijnaldum Vs Lallana

The Newcastle United forward is set to complete a move to Liverpool this week.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spotGeorginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spot

Liverpool look set to complete the signing of Newcastle United forward Georginio Wijnaldum this week.

The Reds have agreed upon a £25 million fee for the Dutchman, who will be come their sixth signing of the summer transfer window.

Given the price they are paying for him, it is likely he will be a first team regular in the side next season.

Liverpool's Adam Lallana in action with Chelsea's Cesc FabregasLiverpool's Adam Lallana in action with Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas

If that is the case, then one player is going to have to drop out of the team given the several attacking midfielders that Jurgen Klopp has at his disposal.

One man who may be under threat is Adam Lallana, but was Wijnaldum better than the England international last season. Oulala decided to find out.

Infographic Wijnaldum Vs Lallana

And as it transpires, Wijnaldum came out on top in five of the eight areas that they looked at.

He managed 11 goals compared to Lallana’s four, while he also enjoyed a significantly better conversion rate and shot accuracy.

His passing was also better as he registered more successful passes per game, although only by one, while his pass completion was also slightly better.

Lallana did however register more assists, create more chances per game and register more shots per game than the incoming signing.

A win for Wijnaldum nonetheless, with the stats suggesting that Lallana’s first team place may be in danger next season.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over NorwichGeorginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over Norwich

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