Comparing Ousmane Dembele’s 21-22 stats with Liverpool’s forwards

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Ousmane Dembele in La Liga action against Sevilla for Barcelona, Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, December 2021

Ousmane Dembele looks set to leave Barcelona on a free transfer at the end of the season after rejecting a new deal, and Liverpool are one of the clubs rumoured to be interested in signing him.

The 24-year-old has had a tough few years at Barcelona after a host of injury problems and poor performances since his £120million move from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

Dembele is still undoubtedly talented, but his contract dispute with the club and a desire for a fresh start could even see him leave for a fee in the January window before the summer.

Liverpool need better depth across their front line, especially to cover for Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah, and as Dembele is comfortable on both feet and both wings, he could be a quality addition to Jurgen Klopp’s side.

We’ve compared Dembele’s La Liga stats to the Premier League stats of Liverpool’s forwards who have played over 250 minutes this season, meaning Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi do not qualify for this list.

Goals
Mohamed Salah – 16
Diogo Jota – 10
Sadio Mane – 8
Roberto Firmino – 4
Ousmane Dembele – 0
Harvey Elliott – 0

Assists
Mohamed Salah – 9
Roberto Firmino – 3
Sadio Mane – 1
Diogo Jota – 1
Ousmane Dembele – 1
Harvey Elliott – 0

Minutes per goal or assist
Mohamed Salah – 71.3
Roberto Firmino – 73.4
Diogo Jota – 133
Sadio Mane – 190.4
Ousmane Dembele – 199.5
Harvey Elliott – N/A

Chances created per 90 minutes
Ousmane Dembele – 2.3
Mohamed Salah – 2.1
Roberto Firmino – 1.9
Harvey Elliott – 1.8
Diogo Jota – 1.4
Sadio Mane – 1.1

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Ousmane Dembele – 3.2 (59.2%)
Mohamed Salah – 1.9 (46.3%)
Sadio Mane – 1.6 (59.2%)
Roberto Firmino – 1.2 (46.1%)
Diogo Jota – 1 (41.6%)
Harvey Elliott – 0.4 (13.7%)

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Harvey Elliott – 54.3 (84.7%)
Roberto Firmino – 34.7 (79.9%)
Ousmane Dembele – 29.5 (85%)
Mohamed Salah – 27.3 (79.8%)
Sadio Mane – 23.3 (75.4%)
Diogo Jota – 21.3 (76.6%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Mohamed Salah – 4 (3.1)
Ousmane Dembele – 3.8 (1.1)
Diogo Jota – 3.6 (2.6)
Sadio Mane – 3.2 (2.2)
Roberto Firmino – 2.6 (1.4)
Harvey Elliott – 2.5 (1.8)


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