Last season, Liverpool were defensively very impressive. They conceded 22 goals, the fewest in the Premier League, and one less than Manchester City’s 23. Superficially, with the outstanding Virgil van Dijk at its heart, Alisson at its base, and two rapidly improving full-backs on the flanks, defence was an area in which Liverpool could claim to be City’s superior.
Expected goals tell a slightly different story, though.
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