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Three key stats: Middlesbrough 0-3 Liverpool

John Arkless

After a pair of bad results with some exceptionally bad defending, Liverpool returned to winning ways and second place in the league with a classy 3-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

The increasingly exceptional Adam Lallana was superb, scoring twice in the win, with in-form striker Divock Origi grabbing another as the Reds avoided a potential banana skin against one of the league’s toughest defences.

Here are three interesting statistics to emerge from the game:

8 – Lallana and Origi team up

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Adam Lallana and Divock Origi were the goalscoring heroes for Liverpool, the former scoring a double and the latter adding a fifth goal in as many games.

Lallana’s brilliant pass across the goal to Origi after a flowing move allowed Jurgen Klopp’s side to move into a two-goal lead, before eight minutes later, Origi returned the favour when his cross fell to the Englishman to put Liverpool 3-0 up.

Just eight minutes and one second elapsed between each player assisting the other. A fine display.

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