July 22, 2022
Comparing Dejan Kulusevski’s stats at Spurs to Luis Diaz’s at Liverpool

Tottenham’s Dejan Kulusevski and Liverpool’s Luis Diaz proved to be excellent January signings – but how do the two strikers compare?

Spurs wanted to sign Diaz from Porto but their interest alerted Liverpool, who reacted quickly and brought him to Anfield in a £37.5million deal.

The Colombia international made an immediate impact at Liverpool, dazzling his fans with his incredible flair and technique.

He has already won two trophies in England having produced man of the match performances in the FA Cup and League Cup finals and looks set to play in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Antonio Conte’s side were disappointed to miss out on Diaz but then responded by signing Kulusevski on loan from Juventus.

The 22-year-old also took the lead in England, helping Tottenham finish in the top four for the first time in three years.

“We knew [Diaz] was a top player,” Conte said earlier this month. “I think [managing director of football Fabio] Paratici tried to see the possibility of signing him, but in the same way we signed Kulusevski and see the ability of this player to enter our team, like Rodrigo Bentancur.

“When there is an important player, it is important to try to sign him because you know that a top player will improve your team and the quality of your team. If you want to win something, you definitely need high level players, not mid level players.

We’ve tallied up their numbers in all competitions during their first few months in England to see who will emerge victorious.

Dejan Kulusevsky

premier league

Games: 18
Starts: 14
Sub-appearances: 4

Goals: 5
Aids: 8

Penalties marked: 0

Minutes per goal: 253.4
Minutes per goal without penalty: 253.4
Minutes per goal or assist: 97.4

Other competitions

Games: 2
Startup: 1
Sub-appearances: 1

Goals: 0
Passes: 0

Penalties marked: 0

Minutes per goal: N/A
Minutes per goal without penalty: N/A
Minutes per goal or assist: N/A

Total

Games: 20
Starts: 15
Sub-appearances: 5

Goals: 5
Aids: 8

Penalties marked: 0

Minutes per goal: 278.8
Minutes per goal without penalty: 278.8
Minutes per goal or assist: 107.2

Luis Diaz

premier league

Games: 13
Starts: 11
Sub-appearances: 2

Goals: 4
Assists: 3

Penalties marked: 0

Minutes per goal: 241
Minutes per goal without penalty: 241
Minutes per goal or assist: 137.7

Other competitions

Games: 12
Starts: 6
Sub-appearances: 6

Goals: 2
Assists: 2

Penalties marked: 0

Minutes per goal: 332
Minutes per goal without penalty: 332
Minutes per goal or assist: 166

Total

Games: 25
Starts: 17
Sub-appearances: 8

Goals: 6
Assists: 5

Penalties marked: 0

Minutes per goal: 271.3
Minutes per goal without penalty: 271.3
Minutes per goal or assist: 148


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