Liverpool's Fullback Creativity and Recruitment Targets – Part 2

Liverpool's Fullback Creativity and Recruitment Targets – Part 2

In Part 1, we took a deep dive into profiling and analysing Liverpool’s fullback creativity and whether it is sustainable – you can read it here. Here in Part 2, we’ll look at select recruitment targets who can meet our depth needs and tick boxes on the club’s philosophy, eye and analytics tests. Tyrell Malacia (20 yo, Feyenoord, 1415 minutes, Highest valuation: £2.8 million) Tyrell Malacia is a highly rated, Dutch, modern left-back for Feyenoord who has represented the Netherlands …
Key Stats As Reds Make It 33 points from 13 games

Key Stats As Reds Make It 33 points from 13 games

Liverpool turned in another solid away performance as they won 3-0 away at Watford. But what were the key stats from a tricky win at Vicarage Road, in which the Reds toiled for long spells but came good in the end? Clinical Reds Rely on Salah Again This was another far from vintage attacking performance from Liverpool. They created 1.74 xG, but 1.08 of that xG was created in the third goal incident, in which Mané and Firmino had Liverpool’s …
Analysing Liverpool's 'Packing' Performance

Analysing Liverpool's 'Packing' Performance

Liverpool are currently enjoying their best ever start to a Premier League season, with their ten-match unbeaten run positioning The Reds level at the top of the table with last season's champions, Manchester City. Despite being tied with City on 26 points though, the vast majority of data behind the results suggests that Pep Guardiola's men are in a league of their own, certainly in the realms of xG. However, there is one analytical metric that rates Liverpool extremely high …
Fabinho Blitz - Key Stats As Reds Hammer Red Star

Fabinho Blitz - Key Stats As Reds Hammer Red Star

Liverpool exploded into life with a thumping 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade, a result which takes them top of their Champions League group. But what were the key stats from an exciting night at Anfield? Fabinho Starts – And Shines It was an exciting moment for Liverpool fans to see Fabinho on the team sheet before the game kicked off, and that excitement never let up as he delivered an absolute masterclass in the middle of the park. Fab …
Liverpool FC - The Difference A Year Makes

Liverpool FC - The Difference A Year Makes

Looking back, it’s really interesting to see where Liverpool are now compared to where they were at the same point in the previous season. So I thought it would be interesting to look at the side that started the opening eight games of last year, and compare and contrast where they are compared to this team. The obvious place to start is the bottom line. Liverpool weren’t quite in crisis with a poor start of 13 points from their first …
Premier League Goalkeepers: A Stats Analysis  - Alisson To The Rescue?

Premier League Goalkeepers: A Stats Analysis - Alisson To The Rescue?

The season is finally underway. The transfer window was shut early - Premier League clubs spent over 120 million pounds on goalkeepers, breaking the world record twice. Three of the top six will have new numbers ones in the coming season with Leno, Alisson and Kepa taking the place between the posts for Arsenal, LFC and Chelsea respectively. The market was so inflated that the Reds managed to sell our 25-year-old third choice keeper for 12 million pounds. Danny Ward …
What to Expect From Xherdan Shaqiri - A Statistical Analysis

What to Expect From Xherdan Shaqiri - A Statistical Analysis

The dust is starting to settle again following Liverpool's signing of Shaqiri. The transfer came as somewhat of a surprise for many and thus it is not surprising that many questions still remain unanswered. What position will he play? What does he do? How will that work at Liverpool? What is so magical about this dwarf? [caption id="attachment_35549" align="aligncenter" width="508"] Well, that’s just brilliant. He thinks he is a mime too. Moving a fridge are ya Shaqiri?[/caption] Well before we …
Alisson Becker: A Statistical Analysis

Alisson Becker: A Statistical Analysis

Alisson is one of the most coveted goalkeepers in the world, but Liverpool's new number 1 is a relative newcomer to top-tier club football. What has set him apart from other top goalkeepers across the world? In AI's Transfer Committee podcast, @DanKennett collected and analysed a selection of goalkeeping statistics, illustrated in the graphic below. Whilst in AEyeScouted, Dave Hendrick, with Gags Tandon, discussed potential goalkeepers. Jan Oblak seemed Dave's first choice, although an upfront payment of £89m made this particular …
In-Depth Naby Keïta Analysis - Welcome to Liverpool FC

In-Depth Naby Keïta Analysis - Welcome to Liverpool FC

He's finally here! Liverpool's new number 8, Naby Keïta, is simply a phenomenon. In two seasons, he not only established himself as one of the best midfielders in the Bundesliga but in all of world football. In buying Keïta, Liverpool are not just improving their side in the present, they are investing in the future, with the young Guinean with many footballing years ahead of him, and Jürgen Klopp's squad still improving, which will certainly bring even more out of …
Liverpool's Premier League Lineups - A Stats Analysis: Part 1

Liverpool's Premier League Lineups - A Stats Analysis: Part 1

The Premier League season is over. Man City dominated the season like no club has done in recent (and not so recent) times. For Liverpool, the campaign was relatively successful with the team managing to qualify for the Champions League for the second straight time - something that hasn't happened since a certain Spaniard was at the helm of the club. The Reds conceded fewer than 40 goals for the first since 2010. And Mo Salah won every possible award …
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