Attack is the best form of defence

Attack is the best form of defence

Too attacking or not too attacking? That is the question. Since arriving in the summer of 2009, Glen Johnson has experienced an indifferent start to this Liverpool career, with injuries and defensive errors overshadowing his attacking threat. This begs the question, who is Kenny’s first choice right-back when all of his options are fit? While it has been rare for all of Liverpool’s right-backs to fit at the same time, last season we witnessed a bold move of shifting Johnson …
Transfer Window Review (Part I) | Defenders

Transfer Window Review (Part I) | Defenders

It doesn't seem so long ago, that I was writing the "What our team needs" series. That was back in April, and I identified 4 key areas that we needed to add some quality to the side. Those were Left Back , Centre Back, a Centre Midfielder, and a Winger. It may take some reading to look at them all, but if you haven't already, then it maybe a worth giving them a quick scan. In summary, I assessed the squad …
Liverpool FC Transfers: Centre Back Scouting Stats

Liverpool FC Transfers: Centre Back Scouting Stats

Liverpool FC Transfers are the talk of twitter at the moment with the transfer window now in full swing and, shockingly, with Liverpool FC completing its first piece of business of the summer, it promises to be a summer to remember. However a major talking point has been of the pursuit of Blackburn Rovers’ young central defender, Phil Jones. We’ll be looking at Phil Jones’ stats a little later on in this article. First up we’ll be comparing the renowned defenders from the top three and also comparing them to Liverpool’s centre backs, Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel. We'll then look at the central defenders that are more likely to be available for transfer …
The statistical best and the worst: Defenders

The statistical best and the worst: Defenders

In this three part series of articles I will be looking at the statistics behind Liverpool's best and worst players in each position. After already conceding four more goals than last season, with three games still to be played, Liverpool's defenders have no doubt come under questioning this season. By starting to look at our defenders' tackling, this category came up with some strange results. Our two worst tackling full-backs so far this season have been Young Jack Robinson, only winning …
What Liverpool FC need (Part II) - The Centre Back.

What Liverpool FC need (Part II) - The Centre Back.

    We could sit here all day, and debate what areas of our current squad needs strengthening. We could also discuss potential targets, and how realistic a chance of a certain team accepting a bid, and a certain player joining.   In fact, I have read many a debate on the the forums here (Anfield Index Forum), I've had many a discussion over a beer, and hear various shouts on the terraces at match days. In these discussions, I …
Martin Skrtel: Feast or Famine?

Martin Skrtel: Feast or Famine?

A brief introduction: I’m Conor Dowley, and while I’m a Yank through and through, I’m also a huge Liverpool supporter. My best friend grew up just blocks from Anfield, so when I started getting more and more in to the sport and it came time to choose a team to support (five years or so ago), Liverpool was the natural choice. It helped that I loved watching them play; Steven Gerrard was then and is still now one of my favorite individual players to watch …
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