Liverpool 2 Aston Villa 2 | Review and Match Stats

Liverpool 2 Aston Villa 2 | Review and Match Stats

Liverpool’s title winning credentials were all but written off, as Aston Villa boldly walked into Anfield to run the Reds ragged in what was possibly Rodgers’ worst tactical blunder since taking over from Kenny Dalglish. Liverpool lined up with a two man midfield and Villa simply ran Gerrard and Henderson for the entirety of the first half - the Reds were clearly missing the security of a natural defensive midfielder. The result was made doubly painful with Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal …
Midfield the Key on the Road for Liverpool | Stats Analysis

Midfield the Key on the Road for Liverpool | Stats Analysis

From the very first day we all got our hands on the season’s fixture list, the run of three consecutive away games in December stood out as season defining right from the off: Tottenham (Away), Man City (Away), Chelsea (Away). Now that Liverpool are on the eve of venturing into this testing period, December’s away days status as ‘season defining’ has only intensified due to Liverpool current high position in the league. For the first time all season, the top …
Liverpool Stars On International Duty | Round-Up

Liverpool Stars On International Duty | Round-Up

Seventeen Liverpool players were selected for international football this week, with fifteen of them involved in the action, one gaining valuable international experience and one teenager on the Wales standby list. The men from Anfield have been spread over five continents this week with five of them involved in competitive action. We’ll start with England shall we? The most exciting of international teams. Liverpool were not as strongly represented for England as they might like to have been with captain …
Liverpool FC Stars Answer International Call

Liverpool FC Stars Answer International Call

So it’s that time of the season again, the international break, a week most football fans dread as a combination of no Premier League football and injury worries creep in but alas, we cannot change the fixture list and will have to watch and hope our key players return unscathed. This is also the last international break until March so we can enjoy three, yes three months of uninterrupted domestic football action. England A total of 4 Liverpool players have …
Liverpool 4 Fulham 0 | Match Reaction & Stats

Liverpool 4 Fulham 0 | Match Reaction & Stats

When Brendan Rodgers first arrived at Anfield, he did something that few managers have done before him; he met with the fans and in every interview he tried to explain his vision for Liverpool and hoped it would stick. He did this in order to educate us, to bring us on the journey as we all tried to pick ourselves up from the false dawn of Kenny Dalglish returning as the club manager. Rodgers used words like transition, pressing, tempo …
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 Palace, Everton, Fulham & Hull

Liverpool Midfield Comparison | Vs Palace, Everton, Fulham & Hull

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 …
Liverpool FC Tactical Analysis: Time to Test Out the Diamond?

Liverpool FC Tactical Analysis: Time to Test Out the Diamond?

On Saturday, Arsenal became only the 2nd team next to Southampton to beat Liverpool in the league since February 11th this year. There will be varying opinions on the biggest attribute to these improvements, especially concerning which system of play will provide the most success. Many Liverpool FC associated writers and fans have spoken in recent months about the potential gains to be had by Brendan Rodgers through the utilisation of the 4-4-2 diamond formation. Rodgers has even mentioned it …
Liverpool | It's All About Shooting | Statistical & Graphical Review

Liverpool | It's All About Shooting | Statistical & Graphical Review

Much has been made this season about our lack of goals and our poor conversion rate. In fact, we have been consistently in the bottom three all season when it comes to conversion rates, hovering in and around the 10% mark. This week however, we’ve reached a new low and are now bottom of that table with only an 8.5% conversion rate. When you consider our rivals for the Champion’s League places, Arsenal (15%), Chelsea (13) and Newcastle (16% - …
Bolton vs Liverpool | Passing Triangles - Graphical & Stats Preview

Bolton vs Liverpool | Passing Triangles - Graphical & Stats Preview

Next up is a trip to Owen Coyle’s Bolton Wanderers where we will look to put our recent problems at Anfield behind us and try to continue our good away form. In the previous meeting at Anfield this season Liverpool came out winners with a 3-1 scoreline. Bolton go into the game sitting second from bottom in the league table and with a last 6 that reads LWDLWL. That form guide includes defeats against, Man United, Newcastle and Fulham. However …
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