Key Stats As Liverpool Triumphant Against Bayern Munich

Key Stats As Liverpool Triumphant Against Bayern Munich

Liverpool turned in an exceptional and comprehensive away performance at the Allianz Arena to win 3-1 and dump Bayern Munich out of the Champions League. But what were the key stats from an incredible European night that saw Liverpool cruise into the quarter-finals? Bayern Shut Out Liverpool’s attack has been much vaunted in European competition, but it was their much-improved defence that saw them qualify from this tie over the two legs. Bayern were restricted to just 0.4 xG in …
Why Julian Draxler Could be the Solution

Why Julian Draxler Could be the Solution

Liverpool are back in action, and the transfer window’s closure is eerily inching closer by the day. Of course, there is still a month to conduct business, and it isn’t merely Liverpool – with a vacuum in the squad in the shape of Nabil Fekir still looming large – who are troubled by a lack of activity so far this summer. Paris St. Germain are currently being investigated by UEFA regarding a potential breach of Financial Fair Play regulations – …
Does Emre Can Deserve The Criticism He's Receiving?

Does Emre Can Deserve The Criticism He's Receiving?

After Liverpool's poor result against Augsburg last week Emre Can is back in the supporters' bad books and has once again been criticised for his performances, some of which I'll admit haven't been up to standard. The criticism he is getting though at the minute is not warranted. As I've already stated Can has had a few bad games this season, but it is not as if any one player this season can say they have played fantastically well in …
Emre Can: German Starter, Liverpool Bench?

Emre Can: German Starter, Liverpool Bench?

Emre Can is a bit of an enigma to some Liverpool fans. They just can't understand the furore that surrounds the Liverpool number 23. I've seen plenty of fans say he's overweight, unfit, slow, poor positionally and a hindrance to the team. Bold claims considering the natural centre-midfielder has played that role a mere 10 times for Liverpool. These are the fans who can't see a starting role for the player. You then have the fans on the other side …
Emre Can - The Apparent Heir to Steven Gerrard?

Emre Can - The Apparent Heir to Steven Gerrard?

The Germany U21's manager Horst Hrubesch told us all yesterday that Emre Can's future at Liverpool was in midfield. This despite being Mr Versatile in his debut season at the club, this to the detriment of his form.
"I was in Liverpool and they confirmed to us that Emre Can would be taking up (Steven) Gerrard's midfield role." - Horst Hrubesch
What a bombshell. A midfielder being used in midfield. Who'd have thought it? Emre Can started in …
Anfield Index - World Cup Coverage!

Anfield Index - World Cup Coverage!

Welcome to the Anfield Index writers' coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. With the tournament fast approaching the four writers behind this have decided to come together to briefly explain our plan for the coverage and answer a few light-hearted World Cup questions to get the ball rolling. So let’s meet the team. There is myself (Nick), Cal, Ash and Zak who will hopefully try to bring you some great coverage of the Liverpool players representing their …