Post-Match RAW: Superb Set Pieces & Sean Dyche's Face

Post-Match RAW: Superb Set Pieces & Sean Dyche's Face

During an incredibly busy period for the Reds, following the victory at home to Leicester, they had to travel to Turf Moor and play Sean Dyche's bottom-of-table Burnley. Fabinho's fifth goal in recent weeks came just before half-time from a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner, followed by Sadio Mane's flick on, and it was enough to secure maximum points. On Post-Match RAW, Trev, Dave and Hari reacted after the final whistle. It was always going to be a tough challenge, and when …
Key Stats as Liverpool’s set-piece kings break down stubborn Burnley

Key Stats as Liverpool’s set-piece kings break down stubborn Burnley

The Reds had to battle hard to edge past a typically combative Burnley as a well-worked goal from Fabinho saw them win 1-0 at Turf Moor. But what were the key stats as Liverpool maintained the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the table? Set Piece Specialists With the Clarets looking to sit back and frustrate Liverpool, the Reds had to rely on their set-piece routines to carry the bulk of their attack. 1.81 of the Reds 2.04 …
Trent Alexander-Arnold: Will He Break the All-Time Assist Record?

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Will He Break the All-Time Assist Record?

After a pinpoint free-kick led to his 15th assist of the season, Dan Kennett on the Under Pressure podcast asked the simple question: who can possibly compare with Trent Alexander-Arnold's chance creation and level of assists this season? He also added these key stats to illustrate the level he is performing:
Trent is currently at 15 assists in all comps with potentially 28 games left this season. Players that we could find with 20+ assists and >0.55 p90 on @Fbref …
How Does Diaz Compare to Mo Salah at Roma?

How Does Diaz Compare to Mo Salah at Roma?

In the aftermath of the Diaz transfer being confirmed, those involved on the Under Pressure podcast were investigating the stats behind the Reds' new signing. In an effort to compare different leagues, Dan Kennett used two different academic studies (that you can read here and here).
"Arguing about domestic league strength is something that soccer fans seems to never tire of. (“Could Messi do it on a cold rainy night in Stoke?”) Many of these conversations are anecdotal, leading to …
Liverpool 3 - 1 Cardiff - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 3 - 1 Cardiff - The Player Ratings

Caoimhin Kelleher - 6.5 Possibly lucky with the yellow card incident, and moments of rashness needs to be parked. No fault for the goal, and Milner should be pinned for the blame there. Trent Alexander Arnold - 7.0 Another assist, in an ordinary performance against another low block side. The thought of this man being joined by Elliott and Mo once more is tantalising. Kostas Tsimikas - 7.0 Crossed, crossed and crossed some more. A willing outlet and good deputy …
Arsenal 0 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Arsenal 0 - 2 Liverpool - The Player Ratings

Caoimhin Kelleher - 7.0 A good first half, with lots of possession against Arsenals press. Solid composure under pressure, and another good outing. Trent Alexander Arnold - 9.0 A great moment for the opening goal, and the playmaker is looking imperious on the ball. Gave good solidity at the back, and tracked runners well. Kept sliding into a central areas to create on the ball brilliance. The pass for the second goal was sensational. Andy Robertson - 7.5 Limited on …
Liverpool’s Boxing Day Massacre

Liverpool’s Boxing Day Massacre

Coronavirus took away Liverpool’s Boxing Day match versus Leeds this past weekend, in a postponement that will hopefully aid the Reds' Xmas period. The high number of Christmas games that are commonly played years gone by are an entertaining English tradition. To the rest of Europe, the congestion of games probably looks absurd, but it has always been a period that is adored by our domestic fans. Liverpool travel to the King Power Stadium this Tuesday, to face a troubled …
Liverpool  4 - 0 Southampton - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 4 - 0 Southampton - The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 8.0 Some important stops allowed Liverpool to avoid any issues. The most important goalkeeper in Liverpool’s Premier League era, and irreplaceable in this side. Trent Alexander Arnold - 8.0 So impressive in his game. The elegance and natural ability he has is unmatched by any other attacking fullback. Another assist for this sensational talent, and we could be about to see him become consistently world class Andy Robertson - 9.0 There were signs against Porto (as a …
The Reds' Midfield Going Forward

The Reds' Midfield Going Forward

Standards have now become so high that any dropped points can lead to dismay within the Liverpool fanbase. After a draw at home to Brighton, and a loss to West Ham, Liverpool head into this weekend with a clear need to improve. The international window has (as always) brought back an array of injury concerns. The provisional team will almost pick itself, yet the indications of the starting line up are still encouraging. As Andy Robertson joins the injury list, …
Assessing Andy Robertson's 2021/22 Form

Assessing Andy Robertson's 2021/22 Form

Andy Robertson's place in Liverpool's starting line-up is under intense scrutiny. Over the past few weeks, maybe even the past couple of months, the calls for Kostas Tsimikas to replace him have grown progressively louder. Before the season began, I'd argue that the only position up for debate in Liverpool's strongest XI was centre-forward, but with Tsimikas displaying his capabilities and Robertson failing to hit the heights, Roberto Firmino isn't the only stalwart looking over his shoulder. This should, of …
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