Liverpool's 'Mentality Monsters' defy logic with unbelievable scoring stat

Liverpool Football Club and late goals have always gone hand-in-hand.

The Reds are renowned for their ability to strike late in matches and their relentless work rate until the final whistle makes them such a wonderful side, especially in recent times under Jurgen Klopp.

Coined the 'Mentality Monsters', the Reds refuse to lie down without a fight, something exemplified by the sheer volume of late winners they have enjoyed this season.

Nothing sums up Klopp's Liverpool better than that never-say-die attitude, with the most recent 3-1 victory over Sheffield United showcasing their grit.

The Reds needed late goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Cody Gakpo to spare their blushes at Anfield on Thursday evening, but it's certainly not the first time that they have flourished in the dying minutes of matches this season.


There is no hiding from the fact that Liverpool have been reliant on decisive late goals this season, but that is ultimately the mark of an elite side.

According to Opta, Liverpool lead the way in this regard, netting a staggering 26 times in the final 15 minutes of matches in the Premier League this term.

Remarkably, that's ten more goals than any other side during that time period, with Mac Allister and Gakpo adding to that tally midweek.

There have already been last-minute winners for Liverpool against Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United this season, not to mention the 118th-minute Virgil van Dijk header that won the Reds the Carabao Cup in February.

The ability of the Liverpool players to dig deep in trying circumstances could prove pivotal in the title race, with no team more menacing in the closing minutes of matches than the Reds.

It's certainly a stat that Liverpool can add to between now and the end of the campaign, and they have a chance to grab some more late goals against Manchester United in a crucial fixture this Sunday.

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