Key Stats As Stuttering Liverpool Limp To A 0-0 Against Man United

Key Stats As Stuttering Liverpool Limp To A 0-0 Against Man United

Liverpool’s title challenge withstood another blow, just about, as the Reds were held to a goalless draw at Old Trafford. But what were the key stats from a pretty bleak afternoon at the home of our biggest rivals? Goals Guaranteed? Liverpool’s attack stuttered to a halt, producing their worst attacking performance of the season – their lowest xG with 0.38. Liverpool created zero big chances, with five of their seven shots coming from set-pieces, only four shots inside the box, …
Observations as Liverpool continue to progress despite failing to impress

Observations as Liverpool continue to progress despite failing to impress

Liverpool put in another drab performance at Huddersfield, continuing their positive start with a 1-0 win but failing to showcase any of the frenetic transitional play that had them on everyone’s lips last season. Here are the observations from the match. Salah makes his mark Despite claims that he’s had a bad season, Salah showed his class at the weekend, guiding a lovely driven shot into the far corner to give Liverpool all the spoils against the Terriers. Of course, …
Liverpool's Attacking Talent Is Their Strength

Liverpool's Attacking Talent Is Their Strength

Some of Liverpool’s key rivals for the 2017/18 Premiership title have spent a fortune to on new strikers this summer. Arsenal paid £52 million for Alexandre Lacazette, Chelsea spent £60 million on Alvaro Morata and Man Utd splashed out £75 million on Romelu Lukaku. Tottenham already have Harry Kane and Man City can call upon the services of Sergio Aguero, arguably the two best strikers in the Premiership, and it has been claimed on social media that Liverpool now have …
Five Observations From Liverpool's Defeat to West Ham

Five Observations From Liverpool's Defeat to West Ham

Football never fails to surprise me. Only five days ago the Reds put in a monumental team effort against Arsenal to pick up a well deserved point, with many thinking we were unlucky not to come away with more. Today we have been embarrassed at Anfield against a side who hadn't won here in fifty years. The tough outer defensive shell was cracked and our nice, soft middle was on show for the world to see. Whisper this, but maybe …
The Curious Case of Mario Balotelli

The Curious Case of Mario Balotelli

 “If it was my choice, I would always go with two strikers. It’s the way I like to play, but Brendan asked me to play as the first striker.”
These are the words of Mr. Mario himself, back in October. Balotelli has been heavily criticised in recent months by practically everyone in football. Everyone has an opinion on Balotelli and one dominant theory is that he is just not suited to the lone striker role. He himself says …