It hasn’t been an easy task for Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, with Liverpool still unable to crack the top five. But one stat say the German is quite the tactician.
A Premier League manager has to be able to make great substitutions, and the Liverpool boss seems to be pretty good at it. In just 15 league matches, his subs have contributed to 10 goals, scoring six times and providing four assists.
Only Everton coach Roberto Martinez has had a similar amount of success, with seven goals and three assists. But the Spaniard has been in charge for 23 matches this season, giving Klopp the edge.
Mauricio Pochettino comes in third, with his Tottenham substitues contributing to eight goals in 23 matches: four goals and four assists. Next up are Southampton boss Ronald Koeman (four goals and three assists) and Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri (three goals and four assists) with seven successful subs.
Louis van Gaal and Arsene Wenger have been less effective making substitutions. Of all the managers who’ve been in charge since the start of the season (15), the Manchester United boss is ranked in last place with just three subs contributing to goals (one goal and three assists).
The Dutchman is joined by Watford boss Quique Flores, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew and Newcastle boss Steve McLaren.
Wenger has made four subs who’ve contriubuted to a goal, with his Arsenal subs scoring four goals and providing zero assists so far. Slaven Bilic has made the most substitutions this season: 68.
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