As a result of Liverpool’s catastrophic Wembley nightmare last Sunday, Jurgen Klopp’s men earned the unwanted accolade of becoming the sixth team to concede 1000 goals in the Premier League.
In light of their, erm, achievement, we decided to take a look at the other five clubs that have also reached the landmark that nobody wants…
Premier League goals conceded: 1002
The newest members of the ‘1000 club’, the Reds became the sixth team to concede 1000 Premier League goals in apt fashion as they collapsed against Spurs at the national stadium, mainly due to Dejan Lovren’s horror show.
The Merseyside club have never been outside of the Premier League, so their longevity in the competition could perhaps be a point of exclusion in explaining why they’ve shipped just so many goals.
Premier League goals conceded: 1148
Rafa Benitez’s men may be flying high in the league this season, but historically, they are the fifth most porous team in Premier League history, conceding a massive 1148 goals during their 22 years in England’s top flight since its rebranding.
Similar to Liverpool, the fact that they have been in the Premier League for a large majority of the time – the Magpies have missed just two seasons – gives some weight as to why they have conceded quite as many goals as they have done.
4. West Ham
Premier League goals conceded: 1163
The Hammers have been notorious for their less than rigid defending in recent years, but their woes at the back stretch far deeper than their woes of late.
The east London side have conceded a whopping 1163 Premier League goals since the league’s rebranding in 1992, that number made all the more emphatic given the fact that the Irons have spent three seasons out of England’s top flight since then.
3. Aston Villa
Premier League goals conceded: 1186
The Villains saw themselves drop out of the Premier League for the first time ever at the end of the 2015/16 season, but they left an unwanted legacy in the form of conceding the third most goals in Premier League history.
Steve Bruce’s men are currently fifth in the Championship and vying for promotion back to the big time, but they will forever be part of the group nobody wants to be associated with.
Premier League goals conceded: 1225
The Toffees have been in the Premier League ever since it’s birth in 1992, and have been a competitive side for the bulk of their stay in England’s top division.
However, they have also been the second leakiest side in Premier League history, conceding on 1225 occasions, and following their dismal start to the current campaign and Ronald Koeman’s consequential sacking, that figure looks set to increase.
Premier League goals conceded: 1237
Surprisingly, the solid, imperious Tottenham side we have become accustomed to in recent years hasn’t always been that formidable.
The latter part of that previous statement could perhaps be deemed an understatement, as Spurs are in fact the most porous team in Premier League history having conceded a jaw dropping 1237 goals.
Despite the fact that the north London side have been an ever present in the Premier League since it’s beginning, their total tally of goals conceded is still unbelievable nonetheless.