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Liverpool cleanest team in Europe this season, data suggests

Liverpool cleanest team in Europe this season, data suggests
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The Reds have committed 8.1 fouls per match so far this season, according to data published on Monday.

Liverpool cannot stop winning at the moment, after data published on Monday showed the Premier League leaders are also the cleanest team in Europe so far this season.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds have committed just 8.1 fouls per game to date in 2019-20, the lowest number of any club out of 35 European domestic leagues which were included in a survey by the CIES Football Observatory.

Liverpool are 16 points clear of second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League table with a game in hand after their 2-0 win over bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday and well on course for a first top-flight title since 1990.

The Premier League featured the least fouls per match (20.4) of any of the 35 competitions surveyed and eight of the top 18 places in the fair play table were held by English clubs, with Newcastle, Bournemouth, Leicester, Chelsea, Norwich, Tottenham and City being the others.

Danish club Silkeborg were second to Liverpool, while Hamburg were third.

The Danish Super League featured the second-lowest number of fouls per match (21) with the Dutch Eredivisie third on 21.6.

The average number of fouls per match across the leagues was 27.2.

The Premier League Fair Play table on the Football Association website shows that Liverpool have incurred 23 yellow cards and one red card in their 22 league matches to date. Only Leicester have accrued fewer disciplinary points than the Reds.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool29271166214582
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
4Chelsea29146951391248
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
9Arsenal2891364036440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton29107123746-937
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
14Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
17Watford2969142744-1727
18Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721

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