Apr 292015

Everton’s defenders are better at scoring goals than Liverpool’s attackers.

Phil Jagielka, Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines and now John Stones have had more success in front of goal than Liverpool’s strikeforce of Mario Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini.

Between them, Everton’s defenders have notched nine Premier League goals this term, with Jagielka and Coleman leading the way with three goals apiece.

Goals by Everton defenders

Jagielka (3), Coleman (3), Baines (2), Stones (1)

Everton's John Stones celebrates putting his side 2-0 in the lead against Manchester United at Goodison Park. Photo by James Maloney

Meanwhile, Sturridge, who has endured an injury hit campaign, has scored four Premier League goals and former Southampton man Lambert has hit just two.

Goals by Liverpool strikers

Sturridge (4), Lambert (2), Balotelli (1), Borini (1)

Daniel Sturridge is facing a race against time to be fit for the FA Cup semi-final

Stones, who scored his first goal for the Toffees in the 3-0 defeat of Manchester United on Sunday, has as many Premier League goals as £16m man Balotelli.

Everton are known for having a goalscoring back-line and it could even be argued that this season’s return of nine is fairly poor by their standards. Between them, Baines, Jagielka and Coleman scored 14 Premier League goals last season.

Liverpool fans could argues, however, that Raheem Sterling has scored seven league goals this campaign, many of them coming from a central striker role.

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