Distance Covered Premier League table: Klopp’s gegenpressing Liverpool top, Man Utd and Chelsea look lazy by comparison

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Manchester United’s season has stalled over the past seven days following three consecutive defeats and the ‘Distance Covered’ Premier League table may indicate the reason why.

The Red Devils are currently second bottom in the ‘Distance Covered’ Premier League, only above Sunderland. Jose Mourinho’s side have collective covered just 427km this term.

While Liverpool may not be sitting at the top of the Premier League table after picking up ten points in five games, they are top of the Premier League ‘distance covered’ table.

The Reds have covered an impressive 468.4 km this season and are ahead of league leaders Manchester City. The stat is an indication that Jurgen Klopp’s methods are working.

The German tactician is renowned for his high pressing, energetic style of football which Liverpool have displayed this term.

Liverpool have recorded wins over Arsenal, Chelsea and champions Leicester City while drawing with Tottenham. The Reds only defeat has come at the hands of the newly promoted Burnley.

Interestingly, Chelsea are 16th in the distance covered Premier League table, which may come as a surprise seeing that Antonio Conte is known for his intensive approach.

Here’s the table, courtesy of GoalMad:

Liverpool will look to continue their good work when they take on Derby Country in the League Cup on Tuesday before hosting Hull City at Anfield this weekend.

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