AnfieldIndex Exclusive: Liverpool FC Stats from Carling Cup Semi-Final 2nd leg

AnfieldIndex Exclusive: Liverpool FC Stats from Carling Cup Semi-Final 2nd leg

Liverpool FC have finally made it to the new Wembley Stadium and how sweet it is. The road to Wembley was a tough one with Away wins over Stoke, Chelsea and Manchester City along the way how fitting it that it came down to the 2nd leg at Anfield to decide whether Liverpool made the final. They did exactly that and now have a match against Cardiff to look forward too. Cardiff boy Craig Bellamy is certainly relishing the opportunity …
The Stats Behind Shooting & Creativity for Liverpool FC

The Stats Behind Shooting & Creativity for Liverpool FC

It's the same old story once again for Liverpool FC. Inconsistency once again proved to be Liverpool FC's failing as they dropped points against two clubs that they really should beat. Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers are two sides that you'd have bet on for Liverpool FC to come away with three points, especially with the football they are playing at the moment. However there are no prizes for playing good football. Whilst Kenny Dalglish has brought a vibrant brand …
Goals From Midfield Crucial To Success | Liverpool FC Opta Stats

Goals From Midfield Crucial To Success | Liverpool FC Opta Stats

For years under Rafa Benitez and Roy Hodgson Liverpool were accused of being a one-man, and later two-man, team as the goals of Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres helped the Reds to continue to compete at the top table with only Dirk Kuyt and briefly Yossi Benayoun helping to break their monopoly on the team’s goals. The arrival of Kenny Dalglish as manager, the purchases of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez, the sale of Fernando Torres and a long-term injury …
The Saturday Showdown | Liverpool Vs United

The Saturday Showdown | Liverpool Vs United

What is undoubtedly the biggest game in England, and one of the biggest in world football returns this Saturday and Liverpool will be looking to ensure that United's recent Anfield hell continues. Its still early doors this season but this game is a definite 6 pointer, should Liverpool win they would close the gap on their rivals to 3 points, lose and United will extend the gap to 9 points. Given United's flying start to the season, for Liverpool to …
Stoke City Vs Liverpool FC | Defence v Attack

Stoke City Vs Liverpool FC | Defence v Attack

It was not a good day for Liverpool FC on Saturday, 10th September. A loss to Stoke at the Britannia Stadium for the second consecutive season does not make for good reading. However we're going to try and present a few statistics together to show a few of the factors we believe contributed to the fact that Liverpool FC didn't win against Stoke City. The answer is obvious. It was because Liverpool FC couldn't convert their chances on the day. …
Liverpool's Creativity | 3 signings that help

Liverpool's Creativity | 3 signings that help

In June, not long after we secured our first signing Jordan Henderson, I read a very interesting article on this site by Omar Chaudhuri. It explained how "chance creation"  and creativity can have a big effect on the number of points a team can achieve, and in the end, where they finish up come May. You can read it here. Of the 5 teams that finished above us, 4 of them created more chances than ourselves over the course of …
Progress Report: Jordan Henderson

Progress Report: Jordan Henderson

[caption id="attachment_3130" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Hendo in action"][/caption] As Jordan Henderson left the field in the 61st minute against Sunderland, Lucas Leiva would have been excused for breathing a sigh of relief. The heat is off, a new whipping boy is in town. Henderson has received some harsh treatment on radio phone-ins, message boards and on Twitter since his first competitive hour in a Liverpool shirt. In assessing whether this criticism is justified, the first place to look at is his …
Liverpool FC Player Profile: Jordan Henderson

Liverpool FC Player Profile: Jordan Henderson

So no doubt everyone has heard about Liverpool Football Club’s newest addition; Jordan Henderson. It was announced on Wednesday 8 June 2011 that a fee has been agreed between Sunderland and Liverpool. This is speculated to be £13m + David Ngog who is valued at £7m …
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