The Challenge Facing Jay Spearing

The Challenge Facing Jay Spearing

Following the sad news that Lucas Leiva will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury in Liverpool's recent Carling Cup quarter-final victory at Chelsea, Kenny Dalglish faces a dilemma: just who can fill the current player-of-the-year's boots? Perhaps a replacement will be drafted in during the forthcoming transfer window, but before that can happen the Reds have six league games to negotiate in December, and that's before you consider a triple-header with Manchester City …
Fulham V Liverpool | Tactical & Stats Preview

Fulham V Liverpool | Tactical & Stats Preview

And what a week that was. From Chelsea to City and back again. Two fantastic performances put in by the players. Then right back down to earth with the hide-under-the-duvet moment when we found out the unfortunate news of Lucas's bad injury. After putting in a couple of bone crunching displays against City and Chelsea, Lucas was just starting to get the far reaching acclaim most of us thought he should have been getting a year ago. Sod's law they …
Liverpool Vs City | The Story via Player Influence Pitch Maps

Liverpool Vs City | The Story via Player Influence Pitch Maps

Another draw at Anfield, this time against a side Liverpool weren't the favourites to beat. Premier League leaders Manchester City visited Anfield confident of taking away all three points after demolishing teams like Spurs and, arch rivals, United in their own grounds 1-5 & 1-6 respectively. Liverpool though had other ideas and will feel the more disappointed of the sides with the draw whilst Manchester City would leave Anfield claiming a point well earned. Let's have a look at the …
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 …
Lucas Leiva | The Brazilian Against The World (Stats analysis)

Lucas Leiva | The Brazilian Against The World (Stats analysis)

Lucas Leiva, the player Liverpool fans love, and others love to hate. Recently though, the unBrazilian Brazilian has become a bit of a legend to Liverpool fans, and has become a pivotal part of Liverpool’s midfield …
Liverpool V Chelsea | A Super Sunday | Statistical Preview

Liverpool V Chelsea | A Super Sunday | Statistical Preview

After an international break which seemed like an eternity, next up for Liverpool is a difficult away trip to Stamford Bridge. We are of course no strangers to Chelsea considering the amount of times we have played them in the league and Champion's League over the last number of years. So expect some players to be quite familiar with each other by this stage. I would expect this game to be a cracker given the fact that both Villas-Boas and …
Liverpool FC | What's stopping Pepe Reina?

Liverpool FC | What's stopping Pepe Reina?

With Liverpool sat in sixth place, three points off of fourth placed Chelsea and an inferior goal difference to the sides above them in the table, what do we need to improve on to get into a Champions League spot? A meagre goal difference of +4 has stemmed from home draws with Sunderland, Norwich and Swansea. While the attackers have failed to perform their duty of finding the net this season, the defence has also made costly mistakes and one …
Liverpool | Will Be Flying High If They Expose Chelsea High-Line

Liverpool | Will Be Flying High If They Expose Chelsea High-Line

During the summer one of the key attributes that many fans felt the team was missing was raw pace and the ability to break forward quickly and hit teams on the counter attack. While Liverpool FC's front four of Maxi, Meireles, Kuyt and Suarez was effective thanks to the quartet’s fabulous movement and intelligence, none of the four possessed tremendous speed and it was obvious that this needed to be rectified if Liverpool were to move on to the next …
Daniel Agger | Liverpool FC defender compared against Premier League Rivals!

Daniel Agger | Liverpool FC defender compared against Premier League Rivals!

Daniel Agger arrived at Liverpool in 2006 from Brondby for a fee of 6 million Pounds. His growth at Liverpool has been apparent and many consider him to be one of, if not the best central defender in the Premier League. However, his career in Merseyside has been plagued with injuries that have left him on the sidelines for much of the time he has been there. Liverpool supporters have been patient though; as they were with Torres and are …
Liverpool’s Defensive Line – With and Without Carragher

Liverpool’s Defensive Line – With and Without Carragher

There has been an ongoing debate for some time now about the impact Jamie Carragher’s lack of pace has on the Liverpool defensive line. There is a theory that Carragher holds the line deep to prevent younger, quicker attackers stealing a march on him on the break. Carragher’s calf injury has inadvertently helped us find out whether this is true. By looking at the Liverpool defensive line with Carragher (against Norwich) and without him (against West Brom) we can test whether the theory has any basis in reality. …
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