Liverpool 4 Fulham 0 | Match Reaction & Stats

Liverpool 4 Fulham 0 | Match Reaction & Stats

When Brendan Rodgers first arrived at Anfield, he did something that few managers have done before him; he met with the fans and in every interview he tried to explain his vision for Liverpool and hoped it would stick. He did this in order to educate us, to bring us on the journey as we all tried to pick ourselves up from the false dawn of Kenny Dalglish returning as the club manager. Rodgers used words like transition, pressing, tempo …
Liverpool Midfield Comparison | Vs Aston Villa, Arsenal, Cardiff, and Chelsea

Liverpool Midfield Comparison | Vs Aston Villa, Arsenal, Cardiff, and Chelsea

Following Liverpool's defeat to Arsenal, and with their midfield being the decisive factor between the two sides, the Anfield Index team has put our own midfield under the microscope to see how they compare to our Premier League rivals using statistics from WhoScored.
Editors Note: Please note that this is the author's first attempt at using statistics in their articles.
The entire league has been split up into five groups: Group 1: Aston Villa, Arsenal, Cardiff City & Chelsea (This Article) Group 2: Crystal …
Liverpool Midfield Comparison | Vs Palace, Everton, Fulham & Hull

Liverpool Midfield Comparison | Vs Palace, Everton, Fulham & Hull

Following Liverpool's defeat to Arsenal, and with their midfield being the decisive factor between the two sides, the Anfield Index team has put our own midfield under the microscope to see how they compare to our Premier League rivals using statistics from WhoScored.
Editors Note: Please note that this is the author's first attempt at using statistics in their articles. 
The entire league has been split up into five groups: Group 1: Aston Villa, Arsenal, Cardiff City & Chelsea …
Liverpool FC Tactical Analysis: Time to Test Out the Diamond?

Liverpool FC Tactical Analysis: Time to Test Out the Diamond?

On Saturday, Arsenal became only the 2nd team next to Southampton to beat Liverpool in the league since February 11th this year. There will be varying opinions on the biggest attribute to these improvements, especially concerning which system of play will provide the most success. Many Liverpool FC associated writers and fans have spoken in recent months about the potential gains to be had by Brendan Rodgers through the utilisation of the 4-4-2 diamond formation. Rodgers has even mentioned it …
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 …
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