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Coutinho confirms Liverpool as kings of long shots

2 Oct 2017
Newcastle United 1-1 Liverpool

Brazilian's goal against Newcastle makes him the deadliest from distance in the League since 2013 debut

Philippe Coutinho showed why he is the most dangerous player in the Premier League when striking a ball from long distance with his goal at Newcastle United, which also cemented Liverpool’s position as the best team from range.

The Brazilian’s goal at St James’ Park was his 17th from outside the penalty area since he made his Premier League debut in February 2013, three more than Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen over the same period.

He is also in fine form, netting from outside the box in four of his last five PL starts, with only Burnley denying him a strike from distance this season.  

Coutinho has a long way to go to threaten the No 1 for goals from outside the box in Premier League history. Frank Lampard, who got 41 in his time at West Ham United, Chelsea and Manchester City, leads the way.

He also has more than half of Steven Gerrard’s tally for Liverpool (33).

Most goals from outside area

Player Goals
Frank Lampard 41
David Beckham 34
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 33
Alan Shearer 33
Steven Gerrard 33
Thierry Henry 29
Matthew Le Tissier 28
Wayne Rooney 27
Jermain Defoe 22
Robbie Fowler 22
Paul Scholes 22

Coutinho’s strike took to 295 the Reds’ long-range goals in PL history, the most by a club in the competition and 33 more than their nearest challenger, Manchester United (262).

As well as Coutinho and Gerrard’s 33 goals, Liverpool’s numbers are boosted by Robbie Fowler (18 for the club), Patrik Berger and Luis Suarez (13 each).

After Man Utd it is Chelsea (260), Arsenal (218) and Tottenham Hotspur (214) who make up the top five. 

Watch Coutinho's first 16 long-range goals

See: The seven Liverpool players to score 10+ long-range goals

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