Fabio Borini - Good, but good enough for Liverpool? | Stats Analysis

Fabio Borini - Good, but good enough for Liverpool? | Stats Analysis

Home & Away: Starring Philippe Coutinho | Stats Analysis

Home & Away: Starring Philippe Coutinho | Stats Analysis

Philippe Coutinho’s display in the recent game away at Southampton was disappointing, but not unexpected. Since joining the club he’s put in this type of performance on numerous occasions, with the earliest example being a game against Chelsea at Anfield last season, when he was substituted at half time. A tweet from City Talk’s Jay Riley during the game reflected on the inconsistent nature of his performances, and further suggestions were made that he struggles to perform away from home. …
The Taming of Luis Suarez

The Taming of Luis Suarez

There’s a scene in the highly acclaimed political thriller series ‘House of Cards’, where the antihero protagonist Francis Underwood is being told by his soon-to-be adversary Raymond Tusk as to which attributes of Francis’ makes him the compelling candidate for a major role in the White House (bear with me as I try my best to not inadvertently leak out obvious spoilers from this excellent series). Francis is told, rather directly, that his penchant for pragmatism, ruthlessness to execute, a …
Daniel Sturridge: Preserving Greatness

Daniel Sturridge: Preserving Greatness

“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” - Lou Holtz.
As he caresses the pitch into submission to his talent on the ball, Daniel Sturridge is rapidly proving all the doubters wrong. Signing from Chelsea for £12million at the dawn of 2013, his signing was met with eyebrows raising across the Liverpool fan base, while other sat in excitement at the prospect Brendan Rodgers had acquired. Having …
Daniel Sturridge: One Chance, One Dance

Daniel Sturridge: One Chance, One Dance

Analysing Philippe Coutinho's Masterclass vs Arsenal

Analysing Philippe Coutinho's Masterclass vs Arsenal

After an all-action display of midfield dominance versus Everton, it’s fair to say that Philippe Coutinho underperformed in the following game against West Brom, so much so that many wanted him dropped for the game against Arsenal at home. Whilst he was largely anonymous at The Hawthorns he wasn't the only one, and the whole team needed to up their game for the encounter against the league leaders. Back at Anfield, in front of a home crowd who were treated …
Liverpool's Magical Attack vs Arsenal

Liverpool's Magical Attack vs Arsenal

Liverpool's attack is now being recognised as a complete and destroying movement. Although they are still at the heart, it's now not just the SAS who are being praised. As Liverpool power forward, everyone from the defensive midfielders forward are involved in how the Reds are just destroying the defences they come up against. The first 20 minutes against Arsenal was described as one of the best in Premier League history. It's practically unheard of to be 4-0 up in …
Can Sterling take Theo's flight to Rio?

Can Sterling take Theo's flight to Rio?

Following the news that the injury suffered by Theo Walcott, which occurred during Arsenal's 2-0 victory over rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup third round, will all but rule the winger out of England's World Cup squad for this summers World Cup in Brazil, maybe it is time for Raheem Sterling to force his way into Roy Hodgson's plans. After months of struggling to get into the first team, the 19 year old has been a revelation over recent …
Liverpool FC's Set Pieces for 13-14 Analysed

Liverpool FC's Set Pieces for 13-14 Analysed

Drop Coutinho? No-No-No!

Drop Coutinho? No-No-No!

It wouldn't surprise anyone if defeat at the Etihad was to be the result for all nineteen visiting teams this season. However not many will walk away from facing Manchester City in their home ground with the praise that Liverpool are receiving. Liverpool continued to play the excellent press and counter football that worked so well at White Hart Lane a few weeks ago. So many times Sterling, Coutinho or Suarez found themselves in behind a Manchester City defence that …
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