Roberto Firmino - How Good Is He?

Roberto Firmino - How Good Is He?

Bobby Firmino. A player with so much to offer Liverpool. Bobby is a huge component of what Jürgen Klopp is trying to build for so many reasons, and he’s having an absolutely terrific season as he starts to fulfil his potential in this team. Whilst Mo Salah has been rightfully grabbing the majority of the headlines, Bobby has been doing what Bobby does best: going about his work. And now many are starting to reckon that Liverpool’s number nine is …
Klopp's Gamble and Liverpool's Creativity

Klopp's Gamble and Liverpool's Creativity

It has been over a month since a certain Brazilian left for Barcelona. A month of ups and downs, as it more often than not is for Liverpool supporters. From managing to snap Manchester City's win streak to losing to Swansea and another early exit in the FA Cup, to snatching a draw from the jaws of victory last week (still salty about that one), to our first 2-0 win in a year. At the end of the day, we …
Key Stats from Liverpool 2-2 Spurs

Key Stats from Liverpool 2-2 Spurs

Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw by Tottenham at Anfield in the craziest and most controversial circumstances. But what were the key stats from the game? Sumptuous Salah https://twitter.com/btsportscore/status/960191455951314944?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E3 There really is no other place to start. Mo Salah is not only the quickest to reach 20 league goals for Liverpool in the PL era but among the fastest ever. George Allan is the quickest, and that was in the 19th Century, over 100 years ago. Salah’s is the …
Roberto Firmino Needs To Produce More

Roberto Firmino Needs To Produce More

“Firmino is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League – he’s highly rated by Klopp but outside Liverpool he’s not mentioned when talked about top strikers.”
The above quote was from Jamie Carragher during the Monday Night Football programme on Sky Sports on 15th January. It is certainly a sentiment that I agree with. Among neutral fans and the mainstream media, Firmino isn’t talked about in the same way as the likes of Harry Kane, Sergio …
Key Stats from Liverpool 2-3 West Brom

Key Stats from Liverpool 2-3 West Brom

Liverpool crashed out of the FA Cup to West Brom in a disappointing 3-2 defeat at Anfield. But what were the key stats from this bitterly poor performance? Home Implosion This was Liverpool’s first home defeat of the season, as the Reds’ 19 game unbeaten home run ended. Defensively, this was a shambles and it was the first time Liverpool have conceded three goals in a half at home since Real Madrid in 2014. Moreover it was the first time …
Key Stats from Swansea 1-0 Liverpool

Key Stats from Swansea 1-0 Liverpool

Liverpool fell to their first defeat in 19 games with a woeful performance as they lost 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium. Lack of clinical finishing costs Reds dearly Some days it’s your day. Some days it isn’t. Last week I mentioned how Salah, Firmino and Mane all scored low percentage chances, but this week it was the exact opposite story. Liverpool’s xG was 2.20 in this game without scoring, and all three of Liverpool’s star forwards missed chances with an …
Key Stats from Liverpool 4-3 Man City

Key Stats from Liverpool 4-3 Man City

Liverpool saw off Manchester City in an absolutely staggering 4-3 win that might well rank as one of their best performances under Jürgen Klopp. But what were the key stats from this incredible game of football? Finishing Levels: Insane This was a game of absolutely brilliant goals. All four of Liverpool’s goals were outrageously good finishes, and the xG merely reinforced that. Liverpool’s total expected goals for the entire game was only 1.02 – and the total xG for their …
Key Stats from Liverpool 2-1 Leicester

Key Stats from Liverpool 2-1 Leicester

Liverpool ground out a terrific 2-1 win over Leicester, with Mo Salah once again the goalscoring difference. But what were the key stats from Liverpool’s big win? Salah’s Goalscoring Insanity https://twitter.com/BassTunedToRed/status/947151177011130369 Mo Salah is an incredible forward, scoring insane amounts of goals. With 17 league goals in 1597 minutes in the Premier League, Salah is scoring a goal every 94 minutes, just about one a game. And then there’s the stat above, which contextualises just how incredible Salah’s run of …
Liverpool's Goalkeepers - A Statistical Analysis

Liverpool's Goalkeepers - A Statistical Analysis

You probably won't believe me but I had the idea for this article way before the Arsenal game. I had even started gathering the stats from the different sites before the game started. The article was due last Thursday but I decided to postpone it for this week so I get a sample size that is a little bigger. And then Simon Mignolet allows a goal that he could have realistically saved with a header - the ball was that …
Why Coutinho is the Best Player in the Premier League

Why Coutinho is the Best Player in the Premier League

Yep, you read that title right. I’m going to argue Phil Coutinho is the best player in the Premier League this season. I have numbers, I have intuition and I have absolutely no fear of the backlash. First of all, I appreciate there will be two instant reactions to this. The first is: he’s not even the best player at Liverpool! This is something I myself have been arguing in favour of Mo Salah even last week, but really, Phil’s …
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