Liverpool's Fullback Creativity and Recruitment Targets – Part 1

Liverpool's Fullback Creativity and Recruitment Targets – Part 1

Liverpool’s Fullback Creativity and Recruitment Targets – Part 1 An analytical deep dive to profile Liverpool's fullback creativity and answer the question - is it sustainable? This season, Liverpool consistently lacked a midfield set-up that tasked a player to be a high performing creator and goal threat. That meant the absence of a midfielder to carry the ball past defensive lines, complete creative passes into the box and take dangerous shots from inside the box, all at a high level. …
Key Stats As Liverpool Beat Wolves...But Finish Second

Key Stats As Liverpool Beat Wolves...But Finish Second

Liverpool did everything they could, but fell just short, as a 2-0 win over Wolves on the final day of the season wasn’t enough for them to take home the Premier League title. So what were the key stats from a slightly anti-climactic final day of the season? Trent Flies Again It’s fitting that the season ends with a Trent Alexander-Arnold assist, taking him for 12 to the year, the most ever by a Premier League defender. Trent was excellent …
Sterling Qualities!

Sterling Qualities!

In just over a fortnight, the Premier League season will be upon us once again. Weekends will assume a deeper meaning, and thoughts of summer holidays and World Cups in far flung lands, will fade hazily into the memory banks, perhaps retrieved and discussed at some later date, when other matters appear less pressing. Liverpool begin their campaign on Sunday August 17th, against what will become: Ronald Koeman's "new look" Southampton team - a situation forced on the Dutchman by …
Liverpool's Loan Star Status | Who's Likely To Stay or Go?

Liverpool's Loan Star Status | Who's Likely To Stay or Go?

Amidst the heady concoction of blistering pace, razor sharp attacking and, at times, haphazard defending served up by the Liverpool first team over the past season, it may have been easy to forget that the Reds also had  twelve players out on loan at various clubs, domestically, across Europe, and even in South America. Liverpool's success in securing a second place finish and, with it, automatic Champions League qualification has made it an absolute necessity to add quality and depth …
Charlie Adam | The story so far

Charlie Adam | The story so far

[caption id="attachment_3550" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Charlie Adam"][/caption] There was no doubt this summer that Liverpool wanted Charlie Adam. They had tried desperately throughout January to prise him from Karl Oyston's grasp at Blackpool, and had almost lost him to Spurs in the dying embers of the window. There seemed never a doubt that they would return with another bid as they sought to introduce some passing flair into their midfield. Adam was praised throughout his breakthrough season at Blackpool for his …
Transfer Window Review (Part 3) - Winger

Transfer Window Review (Part 3) - Winger

This is Part III of my Transfer Window review, and a follow up to my original articles for “What our Team Needs” which I wrote back in April. Part I (Defenders) can be found here, and Part II (Midfielders) here.  When I wrote the original article, "What our Team Needs - A Winger", it was probably the most important transfer that we needed to make this summer. While we had some key areas that needed filling, a natural winger was something …
What Liverpool FC need (Part IV) – A Winger

What Liverpool FC need (Part IV) – A Winger

We could sit here all day, and debate what areas of our current squad needs strengthening. We could also discuss potential targets, and how realistic a chance of a certain team accepting a bid, and a certain player joining.   In fact, I have read many a debate on the the forums here (Anfield Index Forum), I've had many a discussion over a beer, and hear various shouts on the terraces at match days. In these discussions, I think there …
What Liverpool FC need (Part III) – Centre Midfield.

What Liverpool FC need (Part III) – Centre Midfield.

    We could sit here all day, and debate what areas of our current squad needs strengthening. We could also discuss potential targets, and how realistic a chance of a certain team accepting a bid, and a certain player joining.   In fact, I have read many a debate on the the forums here (Anfield Index Forum), I've had many a discussion over a beer, and hear various shouts on the terraces at match days. In these discussions, I …