Assets and Liabilities: The Fine Margins of Football

Assets and Liabilities: The Fine Margins of Football

In their 2013 book, The Numbers Game, Chris Anderson and David Sally postulated that football was, in fact, a weak link sport - improving the worst player is more beneficial to a team’s success than an improvement on their best player. On the surface, this seems like a tough pill to swallow. How would adding, for example, Lionel Messi to Manchester United be less advantageous than replacing the global meme that is Phil Jones, with a mannequin that could at …
Liverpool Need to Take Advantage of World Cup Hangovers

Liverpool Need to Take Advantage of World Cup Hangovers

The Premier League season starts in just a few days. And the spectre of the World Cup still hangs over the Premier League’s top six. This was a World Cup in which the Premier League’s top teams all had plenty of players not just participating but going the distance – and certain teams will benefit from that. Liverpool need to be one of the beneficiaries. It’s expected that Roberto Firmino and his Brazilian teammate Alisson Becker will start against West …
Liverpool vs Manchester United - Premier League Match Preview

Liverpool vs Manchester United - Premier League Match Preview

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Martin Atkinson Date & Time – Saturday, October 14th 2017 @ 12:30 BST FORM To put it simply, Man United are red hot. Liverpool aren't. United have drawn one game in the season so far, a 2-2 away draw at Stoke, and have won all their other games. Liverpool have had only one win since beating Arsenal 4-0 before the last international break. The reversal of fortunes that the previous international fortnight …
The 'Awkward

The 'Awkward" Parisien | Mamadou Sakho

When Yannick Bolasie was roasting Dejan Lovren on Gerrard’s last Anfield appearance memories of the six consecutive away clean sheets that ended in April had long faded. The not so assured defending of the early season had returned. Coinciding with that period was the loss of Mamadou Sakho to injury. The Parisien who had been instrumental to that record-breaking accomplishment remains a figure who polarizes opinions. In December, 2014 during LFC’s league match with Burnley, James Pearce, Liverpool Echo’s LFC …
Liverpool FC - Emerging from Transition?

Liverpool FC - Emerging from Transition?

Last time I put pen to paper (metaphorically speaking), it was in some degree of anger. Christmas was still a couple of weeks away and, having had our in -built cushions handed to us by Beavis's sidekick's team of ugly stick victims, led by Phil Jones, Liverpool FC had just endured one of the worst months in living memory. Brendan Rodgers bore the brunt of my dark mood just five or six short weeks ago. The cocky, young manager from …
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 …