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 …
A Lucky Escape? - Key Stats from Liverpool 2-1 Leicester

A Lucky Escape? - Key Stats from Liverpool 2-1 Leicester

Liverpool moved to four wins from four Premier League games as they just about did enough to see off Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. But what were the key stats from the Reds’ 2-1 tricky away win? Historic Reds Off To Special Start After games like this one, it can help to look at the bigger picture, especially when the bigger picture is so rosy. This is the first time in the Premier League era that Liverpool have …
A Guide to Winning the Premier League & Why Liverpool Fans Should Be Optimistic

A Guide to Winning the Premier League & Why Liverpool Fans Should Be Optimistic

With the 2018-19 season underway, there is no shortage of betting sites and prediction models that tell us which teams are likely to finish first in the Premier League (PL). At the same time, there is no shortage of pundit and fan opinions on what it would take to win the title. One of the more common refrains I’ve heard recently, especially on social media, is that it is the offense that wins games, but it is the defense that …
Tactical Analysis: All Shots Conceded in Game 1 vs West Ham

Tactical Analysis: All Shots Conceded in Game 1 vs West Ham

If you haven't got the memo yet, Liverpool won't be conceding any goals this season thanks to Virgil simply swearing at anybody who lets the ball come into the box and Alisson dealing with whatever small amount that Virgil's swearing fails to deter. https://twitter.com/babuyagu/status/1028711576071753729 This is great obviously for us Liverpool fans but sucks for me as someone who enjoys analysing the goals we concede to see where the failures lie tactically/individually. Therefore, I have decided to look at all …
Can Pulisic Break the Curse?

Can Pulisic Break the Curse?

All major signings come with an element of risk. Will they settle in a new country? Adapt well to the pace of the game here? Or to their new clubs tactical framework? For some players, the risk is an even greater one. Their name is Christian. [caption id="attachment_35751" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Stewart Lee has really let himself go.[/caption] Liverpool's problem with the name 'Christian' began back in 2000 when they illegally approached Christian Ziege and signed him by meeting the exact …
Liverpool v Man City | A Tale Of Two Attacks: Analytical & Tactical Preview

Liverpool v Man City | A Tale Of Two Attacks: Analytical & Tactical Preview

With an epic two-legged quarter-final looming against Manchester City, I took a look at the way both teams attack. The Champions League tie promises to be one of those contests for the ages. Two brave, attacking teams locking horns; this could be another legendary European contest that, we as fans, will be talking about for years to come. The context We know we can beat City. However, it is also true that we are facing the (inevitably) greatest champions of …
Mo and Milly Shine - Key Stats from Liverpool's 2-1 win at Palace

Mo and Milly Shine - Key Stats from Liverpool's 2-1 win at Palace

Mo Salah was once again the hero as Liverpool came from behind to see off Crystal Palace 2-1. But what were the key stats from an incredible game at Selhurst Park? Comeback King Mo Seals Scrappy Win It’s quite rare that Liverpool come from behind to win a game this season. It’s equally rare that the Reds win a game when they’ve lost the xG this season. This was just the second time that either of those things has happened …
Salah or Suarez: Who reigns supreme?

Salah or Suarez: Who reigns supreme?

28 league goals so far, and he doesn't seem to be slowing down: Mo Salah is blitzing his way through records as fast as he leaves defenders chasing dust on the pitch. It's truly remarkable, seeing Salah develop into a second striker, as Klopp looks to wean the very best out of his skills. But having scored every 85 minutes in the league so far, the inevitable comparison to Liverpool's last Golden Boot winner was always going to be made: …
Observations as Liverpool add to Bilic's Woes

Observations as Liverpool add to Bilic's Woes

Liverpool continued their winning ways at the London Stadium, comfortably beating West Ham 4-1 to head into the international break in good spirits. Goals from Mohamed Salah, Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ensured The Reds' dominant performance was reflected in the score-line as The Hammers were the latest side to suffer at the hands of a fully firing front three. Here are the observations from the match. Klopp throws a spanner in the works with team selection For all the …
Do Liverpool Need to Replace Firmino Up Top?

Do Liverpool Need to Replace Firmino Up Top?

A tough September-October period for Liverpool saw goals dry up, with both Coutinho and Sadio Mané sustaining injuries, as the team went through a challenging drop in form. With the attacking flair synonymous with Liverpool in recent years dissipating, Roberto Firmino's place, or at least his role within the team has come into question - the idea was that with Firmino playing, Liverpool do not need a classic out-and-out striker, as he makes up for fewer individual goals through goal …
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