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 …
Roberto Firmino: Klopp's Crown Jewel

Roberto Firmino: Klopp's Crown Jewel

Liverpool's new number 9, Roberto Firmino, is starting his third season at the club, and it's set to be his biggest and most challenging yet. Over the course of his Liverpool career - spanning 90 appearances, in which he has scored 23 times - Firmino has blossomed into one of the league's finest forwards, with a well-rounded game, making him vital to Jürgen Klopp's side. His importance to the Liverpool side cannot be understated. Tite, the Brazilian national team coach, …
Liverpool FC Fixtures Analysis 2017/18

Liverpool FC Fixtures Analysis 2017/18

So, with the fixtures out for the 2017/18 season, the initial reaction from Liverpool fans would have been a quick glance to see who we play on the opening day, working out when we play Man United and Everton, and other than that, probably just a bit of a shrug. It’s a reasonably uninspiring fixture list, with no incredibly nice runs but no horrendous patches either. There are, of course, some headline moments: Arsenal and Man City back to back …
Analysis: Mohamed Salah compared to Sadio Mane

Analysis: Mohamed Salah compared to Sadio Mane

When I look back at the 2016/17 season one of the things many Liverpool fans bemoaned was the lack of a Sadio Mane back-up. When the Senegalese was missing, either due to international duty or injury, the Reds lacked pace and power in the team as well as a real goal threat. With the news breaking that Liverpool are close to signing Mohamed Salah the team at AI Under Pressure decided to look at the stats for both Mohamed Salah and …
LFC Set-Piece Defending Analysis: Making Sense of the Chaos

LFC Set-Piece Defending Analysis: Making Sense of the Chaos

At the end of the season, for a Liverpool supporter, it is time to look forward to a busy transfer summer and a few months without worrying that your heart might explode in stoppage time. But it is also time to look back at the aspects of the game when the team excelled; and those that were the biggest hurdle to a truly successful season. Getting top 4 is a good stepping stone but Liverpool Football Club should always aim …
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