Diamond in the Rough - Illustrating Liverpool's Pressing vs Swansea

Diamond in the Rough - Illustrating Liverpool's Pressing vs Swansea

As you may already know I collect pressing stats for every Liverpool Premier League game, I know - what a crazy thing to do - but it's popular, people enjoy the discussions resulting from the stats collection and we're learning a lot about some of the players at Liverpool Football Club. Twitter was adamant that the stats for this game shouldn't be collected, the game should be binned and that I should take the day off from doing this painful task …
Illustrating Liverpool's Pressing in the last three games

Illustrating Liverpool's Pressing in the last three games

We've been collecting Pressing Stats since 2013 on Anfield Index and after watching Liverpool's last three games and then collecting the pressing stats it's safe to say that they were a mixed bag! There were some surprising performances - many will be shocked to hear that Joe Allen was key in pressing in all three games and also Ojo against Bournemouth was simple fantastic. Ojo is showing signs of a raw talent that Jurgen Klopp could hone into something special. The …
Illustrating Liverpool's Pressing vs Southampton

Illustrating Liverpool's Pressing vs Southampton

We've been collecting Pressing Stats since 2013 on Anfield Index and after watching Southampton beat Liverpool at St Mary's I expected an easier time when manually collecting these pressing stats. It was a close run thing Liverpool pressed more than they did against Crystal Palace but Southampton had much more of the ball than Palace did and Liverpool pressed the ball every 2.84 passes that Southampton attempted - that's the worst it's been since the loss at Watford. Whilst Liverpool will always …
Illustrating Liverpool's Pressing Vs Manchester United

Illustrating Liverpool's Pressing Vs Manchester United

We've been collecting Pressing Stats since 2013 on Anfield Index and after after attending the game at Anfield I expected a reasonable amount of pressing taking into account the hard work done against Arsenal in midweek. This was pretty much spot on against Manchester United, Liverpool's pressing effort wasn't one of the best performances of the season as they pressed the ball every 2.49 times Manchester Untied attempted a pass. Against Arsenal Liverpool pressed every 1.85 the Gunners attempted a pass but the …