Analysing Philippe Coutinho's Masterclass vs Arsenal

Analysing Philippe Coutinho's Masterclass vs Arsenal

After an all-action display of midfield dominance versus Everton, it’s fair to say that Philippe Coutinho underperformed in the following game against West Brom, so much so that many wanted him dropped for the game against Arsenal at home. Whilst he was largely anonymous at The Hawthorns he wasn't the only one, and the whole team needed to up their game for the encounter against the league leaders. Back at Anfield, in front of a home crowd who were treated …
Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen: The Dynamic Duo

Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen: The Dynamic Duo

Partnerships. Throughout the history of Liverpool Football Club, there have been many. Keegan and Toshack, Rush and Dalglish, McDermott and Souness, Aldridge and Beardsley, Fowler and Collymore, Hyypiä and Henchoz, Alonso and Mascherano, Gerrard and Torres, and of course the latest affiliation between Suarez and Sturridge. These combinations were/are at the heart of the success of their respective sides, and to look at the great European outfits, a similar pattern emerges. However, there is one possible pairing beginning to take …
Steven Gerrard: Brendan Rodgers’ Biggest Challenge

Steven Gerrard: Brendan Rodgers’ Biggest Challenge

To many Liverpool fans, particularly of a younger age, Steven Gerrard and Liverpool are synonymous with one another. In fact, they are inseparable. They did not grow up with title winning teams of the 60s, 70s and 80s. There was no Kenny Dalglish, no John Barnes, no Ian Rush, only stories and the occasional YouTube clip of the brilliance these players possessed. Steven Gerrard is an icon to millions, and has given so many Liverpool fans of every age, moments …
Is Simon Mignolet Good Enough? Compared to Cech, De Gea, Howard & Szczesny

Is Simon Mignolet Good Enough? Compared to Cech, De Gea, Howard & Szczesny

It was the season to be jolly, until Boxing Day, when Alvaro Negredo's awkward strike was helped into the back of the net by Simon Mignolet's hand and gifted Manchester City three points, prompting mass hysteria on Twitter - as always seems to be the case these days. "He isn't good enough!" and "Bring back Reina!" clogged up the cyberspace for a while as we saw an age old problem for goalkeepers come true, make one mistake and all of …
Drop Coutinho? No-No-No!

Drop Coutinho? No-No-No!

It wouldn't surprise anyone if defeat at the Etihad was to be the result for all nineteen visiting teams this season. However not many will walk away from facing Manchester City in their home ground with the praise that Liverpool are receiving. Liverpool continued to play the excellent press and counter football that worked so well at White Hart Lane a few weeks ago. So many times Sterling, Coutinho or Suarez found themselves in behind a Manchester City defence that …
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 MCFC, MUFC, NUFC and NCFC

Liverpool Midfield Comparison | Vs MCFC, MUFC, NUFC and NCFC

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 (Article written by Jon …
Arsenal 2 Liverpool 0: Outperformed rather than Outplayed | Tactical Analysis

Arsenal 2 Liverpool 0: Outperformed rather than Outplayed | Tactical Analysis

Arsenal for their part started in their usual 4-2-3-1 shape. Arteta and Ramsey started as the holding midfielders, although Ramsey didn't particularly play as a holding player, preferring to get forward and combine with Cazorla, Ozil, Rosicky and the lone striker Giroud. This was at risk of leaving Arteta isolated on transition defence. Liverpool continued with their 3-5-2, keeping the same midfield shape as they did last week against West Brom with Lucas as the pivot just in front of …
Jordan Henderson | The Early Days

Jordan Henderson | The Early Days

Jordan Henderson joined Liverpool in the summer of 2011 from Sunderland. He was one of Kenny Dalglish's big money signings. In 2009, he became a regular member of Sunderland side. Jordan's first big display was in a 4-3 defeat against a strong Manchester City side. He scored one goal and created another. After that game, he was touted a potential big star of the future. His development resumed rapidly. In 2010-11 season, he emerged as one of Sunderland's key players. …
The Importance of Being Lucas | Opta Stats Analysis

The Importance of Being Lucas | Opta Stats Analysis

It may surprise you to hear this, but with Liverpool FC having played 33 games this season, with only 5 games remaining, Lucas Leiva is still Liverpool’s top tackler. With a total of 68 tackles attempted this season, out of only 12 games the Brazilian has featured in, only now has any other LFC player threatened that statistic. With Jose Enrique having attempted 65 tackles to date, it looks like Lucas’s tackle stat is finally about to be surpassed. But …
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