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 …
Do Liverpool Need to Replace Firmino Up Top?

Do Liverpool Need to Replace Firmino Up Top?

A tough September-October period for Liverpool saw goals dry up, with both Coutinho and Sadio Mané sustaining injuries, as the team went through a challenging drop in form. With the attacking flair synonymous with Liverpool in recent years dissipating, Roberto Firmino's place, or at least his role within the team has come into question - the idea was that with Firmino playing, Liverpool do not need a classic out-and-out striker, as he makes up for fewer individual goals through goal …
Liverpool FC - The Wasteful Comeback Kings of England

Liverpool FC - The Wasteful Comeback Kings of England

Another game has passed and the mighty Reds fired blanks yet again. Somehow the ball didn't go in Spartak Moscow's net a second time. The mixture of feelings after such is hard describe. LFC managed to fight back after going 1-0 down. The result is not fatal in any way - reaching the knockout phase is still fully in our hands. The build up play was very good. And yet you can't help but feel we let one slip away …
Klopp and his substitutions - lacking impact from the bench?

Klopp and his substitutions - lacking impact from the bench?

The 1-1 draw against Burnley on Saturday saw Liverpool wrap up the most disappointing week of the season so far.  The usual combination of a complete defensive meltdown - 3 of our 4 defenders should take blame for the Burnley goal, and missed chances led to two points dropped against a side that rarely wins away from their home. There is a lot to get frustrated about over the last three games. Bad luck against Manchester City followed by a …
The Salah Cream of the Crop

The Salah Cream of the Crop

Seven games into the season and Liverpool's new number 11, Mo Salah, is already the team's top scorer. Also, he has just earned the UEFA Champions League player of the week award. With this in mind, and his fantastic and consistent displays, just how good is Mo Salah, and how much better can he become? https://twitter.com/Squawka/status/908636197932630021 Salah's figures are remarkable - once the deal was announced, Dan Kennett from AI's Under Pressure team released the image seen below. When considering …
Naby Keïta: A Statistical Analysis

Naby Keïta: A Statistical Analysis

In my first profile of Naby Keïta, I looked at his personal qualities, attributes, and statistics, and then compared him to Gini Wijnaldum, the player who Keita would likely replace in the starting XI, should Liverpool persist with the staggered 4-3-3 system that was broadly successful during the 16-17 season. In this piece, however, I'll be looking at Naby Keïta's statistics in comparison to the rest of Liverpool's midfielders, in respect to some other Premier League box-to-box, or key midfielders, as …
Statistical Analysis: Is Liverpool's Defence Really That Bad?

Statistical Analysis: Is Liverpool's Defence Really That Bad?

*The stats in this article are gathered manually from Squawka. Minutes include stoppage time. Offensive, Defensive and Net rating are the totals per 100 minutes.  It's silly season yet again. A lot has been made of Liverpool's transfer dealings and the Virgil van Dijk saga in particular. And while without a doubt the Dutchman will improve our current squad (check out the scouting report by Alex Barilaro) he has become a sort of a messiah for some supporters. Naby Keita …
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