Stat Attack - Liverpool

We take a closer look at Andy Carroll's performance against Liverpool
Andy Carroll’s goal against his former club Liverpool on Saturday was the Big No9 at his majestic best – powering through the air to meet a deliciously inviting cross with an unstoppable header.
It was his second goal of the week and a third in a stop-start season, but more than that, a hint of what he could provide to the Hammers over the rest of the season.
His performance against the Reds was not just about his goal, he rated 8.8 for his contribution on football stats website, a number only bettered  by Mark Noble (9.2) and which put his opposite number Christian Benteke (5.5).
Carroll won nine aerial duels over the 90 minutes, towering over the Liverpool centre halves contributions of Dejan Lovren (3) and Mamadou Sakho (5).
That helped him get five shots away on the Liverpool goal – one of which led to the Hammers doubling their lead, and a second almost adding to that as Simon Mignolet clawed out his second half header.
Added to that, his touch map showed contributions all over the pitch, with just as many touches (4) in his own box, as in the attacking area.
It summed up a real team display, which resulted in a first league double over Liverpool in 52 years.
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