Tom Holmes

How Many Will Mo Score?

How Many Will Mo Score?

Mo Salah has now hit the 40 goal mark for the season, with 30 goals in the Premier League. The records are stacking up and the numbers are already truly remarkable. But how many will Mo Salah score? I’ve decided to split this article into two parts – the first contextualising some of the targets Mo could hit between the end of the season, and the second part discussing Mo’s chances of duplicating his form next year. Rush, Suarez or …
Liverpool's Underappreciated Midfield

Liverpool's Underappreciated Midfield

The consensus of this Liverpool team seems to be that the three attackers are world class, our defence still needs some serious work (although the emergence of Robbo, the signing of VVD and the form of Karius are mitigating this) and our midfield is … alright. The subject of our midfield is an interesting one, mostly because of the common criticisms and worries about our players. The most consistent criticism of our midfield is that it lacks an explosive punch, …
Key Stats from Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth. Easy Street.

Key Stats from Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth. Easy Street.

Liverpool turned in another comfortable win at Anfield, this time against Bournemouth, with the Cherries routed 3-0. But what were the key stats from a happy evening for Klopp’s Reds? Goals Galore Liverpool notched their 300th goal under Jürgen Klopp, in just 148 games. The team that has been scoring at a clip of two goals a game for his entire regime scored more than that today and that was partly down to the brilliance of his forwards. Both Sadio Mané …
Key Stats from Manchester City 1 Liverpool 2 - ALLEZ!

Key Stats from Manchester City 1 Liverpool 2 - ALLEZ!

Liverpool made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League with an emphatic 5-1 win over two legs against Man City, turning them over 2-1 at the Etihad despite some hairy moments. But what were the key stats from the game? UCL Magic Strikes Again  Some Champions League related stats to kick off. This is Liverpool’s 10th Champions League semi-final. Only six clubs have made more semis: Milan, Juve, Bayern, Real, Barca and Man United. Liverpool’s semi-final record is exemplary, …
Everton Draw Exposes Liverpool's Lack of Attacking Depth

Everton Draw Exposes Liverpool's Lack of Attacking Depth

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to point out that Dom Solanke and Danny Ings are not feasible replacements for Bobby Firmino and Mo Salah. And certainly, this observation has been met with choruses of sarcastic comments, both from within the Liverpool fandom and from wider football circles. But it’s nevertheless worth looking at, especially in comparison to Liverpool’s Champions League quarter-final opponents. Whilst Liverpool rested Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Salah, Firmino and Oxlade-Chamberlain against Everton, Man City allowed Walker, Laporte, De …
I Took A Nap - Key Stats from LFC 0-0 Everton

I Took A Nap - Key Stats from LFC 0-0 Everton

Liverpool made changes and were extremely lethargic as Everton held them to a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park. But what were the key stats from what was an incredibly boring affair? Snore Draw This was a game in which nobody really created a lot, with 0-0 probably the right scoreline. In terms of expected goals, Liverpool edged it 0.97 to 0.77, with both teams missing their one respective big chance. This was only the second time this season in a …
Key Stats from Liverpool 3-0 City - What a Night!

Key Stats from Liverpool 3-0 City - What a Night!

Liverpool pulled off one of their best results in years with a phenomenal 3-0 win over soon to be Premier League Champions Man City. But what were the key stats from an incredible night? Defensive Solidity When We Need It Most We’ll come to the attacking side of Liverpool’s game in a moment, but their stoic, impenetrable defence may not have won them the game, but it’s probably won them the tie. Man City were restricted to eleven shots, six …
Beating the Dross - Liverpool's Big Improvement

Beating the Dross - Liverpool's Big Improvement

Liverpool are doing markedly better against the teams that are not considered to be particularly good this year. This should not be considered a controversial statement after all this Liverpool side are doing marginally better than last year and have dropped off markedly against the top six, so clearly, those extra points are coming from somewhere. Moreover, this is a Liverpool team that are in really good form, and it doesn’t take much statistical analysis to remind everyone that the …
Mo and Milly Shine - Key Stats from Liverpool's 2-1 win at Palace

Mo and Milly Shine - Key Stats from Liverpool's 2-1 win at Palace

Mo Salah was once again the hero as Liverpool came from behind to see off Crystal Palace 2-1. But what were the key stats from an incredible game at Selhurst Park? Comeback King Mo Seals Scrappy Win It’s quite rare that Liverpool come from behind to win a game this season. It’s equally rare that the Reds win a game when they’ve lost the xG this season. This was just the second time that either of those things has happened …
Sugarcoating Emre - The Can Situation Is A Disaster

Sugarcoating Emre - The Can Situation Is A Disaster

There is no right way to leave a club. If nothing else, that’s the lesson that we can take from Liverpool in the last few months and even years. Zeroing in more specifically on Emre Can, it seems to me that there simply is no way that Emre can leave the club that won’t anger the majority of our fans. Let me offer you some plausible ways that Emre could leave. Emre could well, as most people expect at this …
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