Comparing Mikkel Damsgaard’s stats to Liverpool’s forwards in 2020-21

Quick Reads

After some fantastic performances at Euro 2020 – including that brilliant free-kick in the semi-final against England – Mikkel Damsgaard is one of the hottest properties on the transfer market this summer.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool are keen to bring him in and with Sampdoria setting his price at €40million, he may well be within reach financially.

But how does he measure up to Jurgen Klopp’s current options? We’ve compared his 2020-21 Serie A stats with the Premier League numbers of Liverpool’s forwards.

Goals
Mohamed Salah – 22
Sadio Mane – 11
Roberto Firmino – 9
Diogo Jota – 9
Mikkel Damsgaard – 2
Xherdan Shaqiri – 0

Assists
Sadio Mane – 7
Roberto Firmino – 7
Mohamed Salah – 5
Mikkel Damsgaard – 4
Xherdan Shaqiri – 2
Diogo Jota – 0

Minutes per goal
Diogo Jota – 123.7
Mohamed Salah – 140.1
Sadio Mane – 255.7
Roberto Firmino – 316.9
Mikkel Damsgaard – 886
Xherdan Shaqiri – N/A

Minutes per goal or assist
Mohamed Salah – 114.1
Diogo Jota – 123.7
Sadio Mane – 156.3
Roberto Firmino – 178.5
Xherdan Shaqiri – 276.5
Mikkel Damsgaard – 295.3

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

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Mikkel Damsgaard – 2.6 (59.1%)
Sadio Mane – 2.6 (56.5%)
Roberto Firmino – 1.9 (73.1%)
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%)
Mikkel Damsgaard – 34.2 (73.3%)
Sadio Mane – 32.3 (78.7%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
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)
Mikkel Damsgaard – 1.3 (0.7)


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