Liverpool’s impressive 4-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend was a record-breaking game for Jurgen Klopp’s team. The game was statistically analysed by our very own AI Under Pressure Team on their podcast this week on our platform Anfield Index Pro. Their findings were quite staggering. Liverpool FC broke all kinds of pressing stats records since I started collecting them in 2013/14 under the Brendan Rodgers regime.
Liverpool FC Pressing Records vs Bournemouth
- 288 presses vs Bournemouth – highest I’ve ever collected and took me 6/7 hours to do!
- 88 presses in groups, smashes the previous record of 68 in Klopp’s first ever game vs Spurs
- We had the benchmark of over 30% of our pressing in groups, top 6 performances under Klopp
- 2nd highest 1st half total presses ever
- One player tied the most presses ever in any game for LFC since we started to collect the stats.
- One player individually tied the most group presses in a game
- The most presses by a full-back ever
- Three players with personal bests for pressing
The performance was unbelievable in terms of Jurgen Klopp’s blueprint of pressing. This was probably a true reflection of gegen-pressing from Klopp’s side and possibly close to what he wants to achieve from the side. Liverpool FC covered 120km as a team, Klopp usually gives them a day off if they hit that mark in a game and one player covered 13.3km which was a record high this season too.
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