Liverpool FC would have won the Premier League 2014-15 if only goals from English players counted as per the calculation done by Sky Sports.
A staggering 69 per cent of the Liverpool’s goals came from English players, with almost one-third of those coming from Raheem Sterling or Steven Gerrard, the two top scorers at the club being English in the absence of Daniel Sturridge.
Liverpool FC could probably be without both their top scorers next season as talisman Gerrard moves to LA Galaxy, while Raheem Sterling is subject to transfer speculation following his refusal to negotiate a contract extension at Anfield.
Despite Liverpool FC’s impressive English goal ratio, not one player appeared in the Premier League’s top five goal-scorers this season as the club struggled to break teams down in the absence of Daniel Sturridge.
Premier League winners Chelsea FC would have avoided relegation by just a solitary point, with John Terry (five goals) and defence partner Gary Cahill (one goal) being the only English players to score for the Blues.
Louis van Gaal and Manchester United would have retained their fourth place finish, with goals from Wayne Rooney the key to maintaining their position in the Champions League spot. Manchester United fans would have not been too thrilled to see their rivals winning the league, though.
Their cross town rivals Manchester City would have been in the second half of the table, 9 places adrift from their original second place into 11th in the table. Manchester City fans will have even more to worry about with their English contingent further depleting with the departure of James Milner.
No wonder the club is willing to pay over the top for English talent with the risk of them not being able to submit a competitive enough Champions League squad growing if Manchester City fail to recruit enough English players.
A revived Crystal Palace finished 10th last season – but in the revised table, powered by goals from Glenn Murray (7) and Jason Puncheon (6), they would have shot up to second. Tottenham finish third in the alternative table – courtesy of 21-goal from Harry Kane.
Relegated QPR were the biggest risers, finishing 8th in the hypothetical league, 12 places above their final 2014/15 position.
Their Fellow relegation victims, Hull City, scored the fewest league goals from English players this season, with only Jake Livermore and Michael Dawson registering one goal apiece.
The Tigers would have finished bottom of the Premier League, conceding 19 goals from English players and only winning one game throughout the campaign.
Sunderland, who narrowly avoided relegation this season, would have qualified for Europe if only goals from English players counted – but they will be delighted to know that rivals Newcastle, who stayed up on the last day – would have been relegated with just nine of their 40 goals scored by English players.
Newcastle are filled with French players, and it is no surprise that they’d have struggled if only English goalscorers were counted.