Reds have all the running to do

Top runners in each team - Liverpool's James Milner (above) and Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier.
Top runners in each team - Liverpool's James Milner (above) and Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier.PHOTOS: ACTION IMAGES
Top runners in each team - Liverpool's James Milner (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier.
Top runners in each team - Liverpool's James Milner and Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier ( above ).PHOTOS: ACTION IMAGES
Juergen Klopp
Juergen Klopp

Tomorrow, Juergen Klopp, the man who coined "gegenpress" - or counter-press - will make his managerial debut in English football against Mauricio Pochettino, the Premier League's chief proponent of high pressing. With running set to be key in the clash between Liverpool and Tottenham at White Hart Lane, here is a look at how they have fared in that department so far this season.


DISTANCE COVERED (TEAM)


Tottenham: 925.9km

Rank second in the Premier League, behind Bournemouth (944.1km).


Liverpool: 862.9km

They rank 13th.


DISTANCE COVERED (INDIVIDUAL)


James Milner: 99.9km

The Liverpool midfielder ranks first in the league.


Eric Dier: 89.1km

The Tottenham defender ranks 10th.


TOP SPRINTERS


Kyle Walker: 483

The Spurs right-back ranks sixth in the league. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey tops the table (560).


Nathaniel Clyne: 475

The Liverpool right-back ranks seventh while Milner (455) is 10th.

(based on the EA Player Performance Index, with sprints defined as runs in excess of 25.2kmh).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2015, with the headline 'REDS HAVE ALL THE RUNNING TO DO'. Print Edition | Subscribe