Comparing the stats of every CB combination used by Liverpool in 20-21

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While Liverpool try to retain their Premier League title, they have been undermined by a string of injuries to their defenders this season. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side have already used 12 different centre-back combinations in the Premier League in 2020-21 and look set to bring in new defenders on transfer deadline day.

We’ve crunched the numbers from their Premier League campaign so far to see how the Reds have fared with each of those 12 different combinations in defence.

Fabinho & Joel Matip

Minutes played together: 465
Goals conceded: 2
Minutes per goal conceded: 232.5

Virgil Van Dijk & Joe Gomez

Minutes played together: 241
Goals conceded: 9
Minutes per goal conceded: 26.7

Fabinho & Jordan Henderson

Minutes played together: 225
Goals conceded: 1
Minutes per goal conceded: 225

Fabinho & Nat Phillips

Minutes played together: 180
Goals conceded: 1
Minutes per goal conceded: 180

READ: What Klopp, Carra & more have said about ‘outstanding’ Fabinho the CB

Joe Gomez & Joel Matip

Minutes played together: 169
Goals conceded: 3
Minutes per goal conceded: 56.3

Nat Phillips & Jordan Henderson

Minutes played together: 135
Goals conceded: 2
Minutes per goal conceded: 67.5

Fabinho & Rhys Williams

Minutes played together: 120
Goals conceded: 2
Minutes per goal conceded: 60

Virgil Van Dijk & Fabinho

Minutes played together: 119
Goals conceded: 2
Minutes per goal conceded: 59.5

READ: Ranking every Liverpool CB signed since Jamie Carragher retired in 2013

Joe Gomez & Fabinho

Minutes played together: 90
Goals conceded: 1
Minutes per goal conceded: 90

Joe Gomez & Nat Phillips

Minutes played together: 90
Goals conceded: 1
Minutes per goal conceded: 90

Joel Matip & Jordan Henderson

Minutes played together: 45
Goals conceded: 0
Minutes per goal conceded: N/A

Virgil Van Dijk & Joel Matip

Minutes played together: 11
Goals conceded: 0
Minutes per goal conceded: N/A


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