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Andy Carroll - Big pressure, Big fee, Big man.

Andy Carroll - Big pressure, Big fee, Big man.

When Carroll was signed earlier this year, it is fair to say it was a "big" signing, for many reasons. Firstly, Carroll himself. 6ft 3, and 80kg. You only have to look at him to see his one big lad. Then there was his transfer fee. A record fee for us at £35million. Eclipsing the transfer of Suarez, which was confirmed not long before. And finally, who he was replacing. A "world class" striker, who despite his indifferent final 6 …
AnfieldIndex.com Writers Predictions | 2011/12 Season

AnfieldIndex.com Writers Predictions | 2011/12 Season

So the start of the new season has come around (super fast for us as we've been so busy) and as is usual at this time of year everyone is having their say for the predictions. Thanks to Paul Boyham we have decided to write this article for AnfieldIndex.com and the writers. So we've had all of the predictions and here is the overall table for the predictions by the writers, which will be followed by their thoughts. [caption id="attachment_3032" …
Player Profile: Luis Suarez

Player Profile: Luis Suarez

Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz, you may know him as just Luis Suarez or El Pistolero (for the way he celebrates his goals). It seems that as Liverpool fans we just can’t get enough of our £22.8 million playmaker …
Player Profile: Stewart Downing

Player Profile: Stewart Downing

On Friday 15th of July 2011 it was announced that Stewart Downing had completed his long awaited move to Liverpool Football Club. It has to be said that this signing has been somewhat underwhelming for most Liverpool fans, especially with the suggested price tag of £20 million. Although Stewart Downing may not be player that will set the world alight, he still has a lot to offer Liverpool. Also being a left-footed wide player he is something Liverpool have been missing for a long, long time …
Liverpool FC 2010/11 3 Best & Worst Performances

Liverpool FC 2010/11 3 Best & Worst Performances

2010/11 was a season of two halves for Liverpool FC. From the mediocrity of Roy Hodgson to the success of Kenny Dalglish - there were many ups and downs. In part 1 of my season analysis, I gave a detailed report of the season from start to finish. Part 2 is where I select the three best and three worst performances from 2010/11. I'll start with the three worst, then give you all something to smile about with the best …
The worth of Charlie Adam’s set piece creation

The worth of Charlie Adam’s set piece creation

[caption id="attachment_2947" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Charlie Adam"][/caption] Last month’s piece on the value of chance creation over the course of a season showed that there is some logic behind Liverpool’s decision to respectively sign and target Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing. Does the rationale extend to Charlie Adam, the Reds’ latest purchase? Although creating a healthy 64 chances in the league last season (Downing 85, Henderson 82), 45% of these came from set pieces (Downing 31%, Henderson 40%). The original analysis focused …
Why Insua Deserves A Chance

Why Insua Deserves A Chance

There seems to be a large number of supporters who simply do not like Insua, and they will all tell you he simply isn't good enough. But is this actually true? or a very misinformed judgement? Most who criticise Insua, don't seem to take note that he is only 22 years old, and played most of his Liverpool first team games at the age of 20/21. That is a young age for a player to be thrust into the starting …
Charlie Adam - Statistical Breakdown of Season 2010/11

Charlie Adam - Statistical Breakdown of Season 2010/11

Liverpool FC announced today that they had, finally, agreed a few with Blackpool FC for the services of Charlie Adam. If Adam passes his medical, the six month long saga will draw to a close with Kenny finally getting his man …
Jordan Henderson: is chance creation the way to the top?

Jordan Henderson: is chance creation the way to the top?

[caption id="attachment_2895" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Jordan Henderson"][/caption] Much has been made of the apparent inflated price Liverpool have paid for Jordan Henderson, believed to be in the region of £16m. Let us step away from the price tag for a moment, particularly as he has yet to kick a ball for his new club club, and consider the most telling statistic about Henderson’s 2010/11 season, that of his chance creation (tweets from OptaJoe here and here):
Only four players created more goalscoring chances …
Liverpool close in on Adam and Downing

Liverpool close in on Adam and Downing

Kenny Dalglish is confident of landing two more players in the coming days as he hopes to secure the signatures of Charlie Adam and then Stewart Downing. Jordan Henderson, who was signed earlier this month is said to be one of many new faces at Anfield this summer as Kenny Dalglish builds a squad capable of challenging at the top end of the Barclays Premier League.  Adam has been a long term target, his transfer saga looks to be finally …
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