Comparing Donyell Malen’s stats to Liverpool’s forwards in 2020-21

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The 2020-21 season was up and down and up again for Liverpool as they failed to defend their Premier League title but eventually qualified for the Champions League.

There is no doubt they need a little more strength in depth before next season and one of the players they are reportedly looking at to bolster their attacking options is PSV and Netherlands attacker Donyell Malen.

We’ve compared his Eredivisie stats in 2020-21 with the Premier League numbers of Liverpool’s current attacking options to see what Malen might bring to Anfield if the Reds can get him through the door.

Goals
Mohamed Salah – 22
Donyell Malen – 19
Sadio Mane – 11
Roberto Firmino – 9
Diogo Jota – 9
Xherdan Shaqiri – 0

Assists
Donyell Malen – 8
Sadio Mane – 7
Roberto Firmino – 7
Mohamed Salah – 5
Diogo Jota – 0
Xherdan Shaqiri – 2

Minutes per goal
Diogo Jota – 123.7
Donyell Malen – 129.2
Mohamed Salah – 140.1
Sadio Mane – 255.7
Roberto Firmino – 316.9
Xherdan Shaqiri – N/A

READ: Donyell Malen: Let go by Arsenal, now shining for PSV and Holland

Minutes per goal or assist
Donyell Malen – 90.9
Mohamed Salah – 114.1
Diogo Jota – 123.7
Sadio Mane – 156.3
Roberto Firmino – 178.5
Xherdan Shaqiri – 276.5

Chances created per 90 minutes
Xherdan Shaqiri – 3.1
Sadio Mane – 2
Mohamed Salah – 1.7
Roberto Firmino – 1.4
Donyell Malen – 1.3
Diogo Jota – 1

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Sadio Mane – 2.6 (56.5%)
Roberto Firmino – 1.9 (73.1%)
Donyell Malen – 1.8 (66.7%)
Diogo Jota – 1.7 (48.6%)
Mohamed Salah – 1.1 (44%)
Xherdan Shaqiri – 1 (66.7%)

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Xherdan Shaqiri – 64.9 (87.2%)
Roberto Firmino – 41.1 (80.7%)
Mohamed Salah – 36.9 (83.7%)
Diogo Jota – 34.4 (74.9%)
Sadio Mane – 32.3 (78.7%)
Donyell Malen – 28.6 (79.%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Donyell Malen – 4.1 (3.2)
Mohamed Salah – 3.7 (2.9)
Diogo Jota – 3.7 (3)
Sadio Mane – 3 (2.6)
Roberto Firmino – 2.6 (2)
Xherdan Shaqiri – 1.8 (0.3)


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