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 …
Does the 3-5-2 allow the Midfield more freedom?

Does the 3-5-2 allow the Midfield more freedom?

The 3 5-2 formation has been Liverpool's preferred formation in the absence of Philippe Coutinho. Although Coutinho’s return to the starting 11 is imminent that does not rule out the 3-5-2 being used in future games this season. In this article I will be discussing whether playing 3 centre backs allows the midfield to play with more creative freedom, which without star play-maker Coutinho is vital to the success of the football club. Liverpool lost their first game whilst using …
When does 9 1/2 and 9 1/2 make 50? | Suarez and Sturridge

When does 9 1/2 and 9 1/2 make 50? | Suarez and Sturridge

Right now Liverpool are in a very strong position both in the league and in the striking and goal scoring departments. Not since the days of Fowler and Owen or Fowler and Collymore have we had two goalscoring threats up top. Two players who, on current form could get into any other Premier League sides and in Suarez’s case into any team in the world period. But how do you categorise them? Neither one is a “fox in the box” …
Arsenal 2 Liverpool 0 | Match Report

Arsenal 2 Liverpool 0 | Match Report

Arsenal vs Liverpool: Preview, News and Likely Line-Ups

Arsenal vs Liverpool: Preview, News and Likely Line-Ups

Venue: Emirates Stadium, 17:30 Referee: Martin Atkinson Positions: Arsenal - 1st, Liverpool - 3rd Current Form (all comps): Arsenal - DWLWL, Liverpool - LWWDW Managers: Arsenal - Arsène Wenger, Liverpool - Brendan Rodgers Preview: Liverpool and Arsenal lock horns this Saturday with both teams looking to consolidate their positions as current league leaders. If the two clubs have had a fairly kind fixture list so far then this game provides the acid test for two of the league’s most exciting …
Arsenal Vs Liverpool Betting Preview | Best of the rest tips too

Arsenal Vs Liverpool Betting Preview | Best of the rest tips too

The Premier League is back this weekend following the midweek Carling Cup games, and the pick of the games undoubtedly comes from the Emirates. Whoever wins between Arsenal and Liverpool will be top of the league at the hallowed ‘’10 game’’ stage. In 3 of the last 4 seasons, the side top of the league at this stage went on to be Champions. (the exception being Chelsea, topped the table in November 2010 but went on to finish 2nd). Liverpool …
The Financial Importance of a Good Premier League Finish for Liverpool

The Financial Importance of a Good Premier League Finish for Liverpool

In the critically acclaimed autobiographical book ‘Fever pitch’ Nick Hornby talked about his long love affair with Arsenal; it was a book that explored the fanatical way we all follow our clubs, the up’s and downs and the nature of a fan following his childhood love. Hornby explained:
 “I fell in love with football as I would later fall in love with women: suddenly, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain it would bring.”
How right he is …
Coutinho Vs Oscar | Stats Comparison

Coutinho Vs Oscar | Stats Comparison

At the age of 21, Philippe Coutinho has already won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana with Inter Milan, as well as the U20’s World Cup with Brazil. Fellow countryman Oscar (aged 22) has also won the U20’s World Cup as well as the 2013 Confederations Cup, and has also won the Europa League with Chelsea. There is no denying that they are two of the brightest young talents in the Premier League, but the rivalry between Chelsea and Liverpool …
Sturridge's Time to shine | Stats Compared to Rivals

Sturridge's Time to shine | Stats Compared to Rivals

Having scored the winner at Anfield against Stoke on the opening day of the season while still woefully short on match fitness, Daniel Sturridge showed humility in self-deprecation: "I want to credit the goalkeeper as well for such a great save; that's what won us the game, it wasn't my goal." Simon Mignolet had fumbled at a couple of crosses in a less than convincing start to his Anfield career before his late penalty save ensured Sturridge's strike would be …
The Suarez betrayal – Full Time-Line of last 36 hours plus fan views

The Suarez betrayal – Full Time-Line of last 36 hours plus fan views

The speculation has been running on and on all summer. Every week there has been more news of legal challenges concerning contractual obligations, and the assertions that their player was going nowhere. But on Tuesday night in two interviews with The Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, Luis Suarez spoke of his desire to leave Liverpool for a club in the Champions League. Suarez said [quote]“I want to move to play in the Champions League and there is a club offering me …
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