Key Stats As Full-Backs Shine - Liverpool 5-0 Watford

Key Stats As Full-Backs Shine - Liverpool 5-0 Watford

Liverpool stayed top of the Premier League as they romped home to a 5-0 win over a poor Watford side. But what were the key stats from a show-stopping display at Anfield on a warm February evening? Five – It’s the Magic Number You’ll all have seen the banter stat by now but I’m leading with it anyway – the third season in a row that Liverpool have beaten Watford by five goals at Anfield, following the Mo Salah inspired …
Liverpool wallop Watford to stay on top

Liverpool wallop Watford to stay on top

Liverpool: Alisson, Trent, Matip, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Origi, Mané, Salah Watford: Foster, Janmaat, Cathcart, Mariappa, Masina, Hughes, Doucourê, Capoue, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney Jurgen Klopp is clearly trying to obscure Naby Keita as a sort of secret weapon for the final ten matches of the season. God speed Everton. The match kicked off and it was apparent immediately that Divock Origi was going to play out wide, moving Sadio Mané into the central forward role, rather than the Belgian …
Key Stats As Stuttering Liverpool Limp To A 0-0 Against Man United

Key Stats As Stuttering Liverpool Limp To A 0-0 Against Man United

Liverpool’s title challenge withstood another blow, just about, as the Reds were held to a goalless draw at Old Trafford. But what were the key stats from a pretty bleak afternoon at the home of our biggest rivals? Goals Guaranteed? Liverpool’s attack stuttered to a halt, producing their worst attacking performance of the season – their lowest xG with 0.38. Liverpool created zero big chances, with five of their seven shots coming from set-pieces, only four shots inside the box, …
A Strange But Abject Game - Liverpool 0-0 Man United

A Strange But Abject Game - Liverpool 0-0 Man United

Liverpool were held to a goalless draw at Old Trafford after an absolutely abject attacking display saw them fail to break down a depleted Manchester United side. The Reds started as the better side away from home, with an indirect free-kick inside a couple of minutes after De Gea was forced to handle a back-pass under pressure from Bobby Firmino, and Joël Matip was able to win his side a free-kick just outside the box with a rampaging run. Both …
Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Who was man of the match?

Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Who was man of the match?

It may not have been another great European night Anfield, but it's hard for Liverpool fans to be too disappointed with a goalless draw against a Bayern Munich side who issued a reminder of their class. Aside from a rather frantic ten-minute spell just before the break, the Reds struggled to fashion out many openings against their cautious and regimented opponents, who executed their game-plan well. Importantly, though, there were relatively few nervous moments at the other end, even with …
Finely Poised - Key Stats as Liverpool Draw With Bayern

Finely Poised - Key Stats as Liverpool Draw With Bayern

Liverpool’s Champions League Last 16 tie with Bayern Munich is extremely finely poised following a tense and interesting 0-0 draw at Anfield that left Liverpool ultimately frustrated but bang in the tie. Bayern got the result that they ultimately played for, and whilst the lack of an away goal is a relief for the Reds, they still have to go to the Allianz knowing the opposition will be minor favourites for the tie now. A Game of Two Halves Whilst …
Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Observations as Reds restrict Bayern

Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich: Observations as Reds restrict Bayern

Liverpool restricted Bayern Munich to zero shots on targets on Tuesday night, putting in a strong performance in the absence of Virgil van Dijk. The Germans created no big chances, stifled by a make-shift centre-back partnership of Joel Matip and Fabinho while Jurgen Klopp's side were unable to capitalise on their chances, particularly from Sadio Mané's skewed shot inside the first-half. Fabinho shows his worth at centre-back Tasked with filling in at centre-back in the absence of Virgil van Dijk, …
Key Stats As Reds Resurgent Against Bournemouth

Key Stats As Reds Resurgent Against Bournemouth

Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League for the time being with a fantastic 3-0 win over Bournemouth. But what are the key stats from yet another top performance at Anfield? Midfield Maestro Naby Leads The Charge Overall, Liverpool’s midfield were absolutely excellent, and at the heart of that was Naby Keita. His all-round game was outstanding, winning 7/8 tackles, making 97 passes at 91% accuracy means that he was able to completely control the game. But …
Title hopes Hammered as Liverpool draw 1-1 in London.

Title hopes Hammered as Liverpool draw 1-1 in London.

Remember the sweet tranquility of those 1-0 snooze-fests that we used to complain about early in the season? How much would you give for a few of those now? Jurgen Klopp set Liverpool up with a few surprises. Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson were absent with injuries, leaving a skeleton crew with Adam Lallana starting in midfield and James Milner at right-back. A strong enough eleven none the less, embarked on an up and down affair with both teams getting …
Observations as Reds struggle to seize opportunity amid suspect officiating

Observations as Reds struggle to seize opportunity amid suspect officiating

Rafa Benitez became an even greater figure in the eyes of Liverpool fans on Tuesday night after guiding Newcastle to a surprise 2-1 victory against Premier League holders Manchester City, coming back from behind to give Klopp's side the opportunity to extend their position at the top to seven points. A golden opportunity to go into February with some extra breathing room, the Reds failed to make the opportunity count, stuttering against a resilient Leicester City side in a frustrating …
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