Liverpool have been the best Premier League side of 2016

Jurgen Klopp may have only arrived in England in October 2015, but since the beginning of this year the reds have been the best side in the country.

Liverpool are top of the 2016 League Table highlighting how quickly the reds new manager has come to terms with the division.

It's worth remembering too that the reds had a serious winter injury crisis, not to mention shifting focus away from the league towards the League Cup final and a very difficult Europa League campaign that culminated in a final against Sevilla in May.

The table, compiled by @lfcstats, features all the Premier League clubs involved in the past two Premier League campaigns.

Premier League performances in 2016

2016 League Table Until November 2016

The reds have lost just 6 league games this year - and half of those were in the first five games of 2016.  Liverpool's last defeat at Anfield was on the 17th January against Man United when the reds lost 1-0.

LFC's five other defeats this year have all been away from home - against West Ham, Swansea, Burnley, champions Leicester and our next opponents - Southampton.

Clean sheets

The reds have kept just 5 clean sheets in those 30 games - the same number as Stoke.  Only Sunderland (4) and Crystal Palace (2) have kept less.

Arsenal and Leicester City have the most number of clean sheets in 2016 - they've had 14 shut-outs in their 30 games.

The inability to keep a clean sheet has been a serious question mark over Liverpool's prospects this season - but others point to the reds devastating attack as their best form of defence.

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Liverpool have been the best Premier League side of 2016

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