Trent Alexander-Arnold: Will He Break the All-Time Assist Record?

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Will He Break the All-Time Assist Record?

After a pinpoint free-kick led to his 15th assist of the season, Dan Kennett on the Under Pressure podcast asked the simple question: who can possibly compare with Trent Alexander-Arnold's chance creation and level of assists this season? He also added these key stats to illustrate the level he is performing:
Trent is currently at 15 assists in all comps with potentially 28 games left this season. Players that we could find with 20+ assists and >0.55 p90 on @Fbref …
The Trent Alexander-Arnold Myth

The Trent Alexander-Arnold Myth

It’s 2021 and people are still claiming that Trent Alexander-Arnold can’t defend. It is beyond boring now and is arguably one of the laziest narratives in world football.  It all stems from that match against Manchester United when Marcus Rashford scored twice.  People always overlook the fact that Dejan Lovren allowed Romelu Lukaku a free header after initially tracking him into the midfield area. They tend to ignore that Alexander-Arnold was left one-on-one with Rashford with a lot of space …
Mo Salah: Both underappreciated & overprotected?

Mo Salah: Both underappreciated & overprotected?

Contrary to popular belief, Mohamed Salah is much more like Cristiano Ronaldo than Lionel Messi. The Egyptian superstar may possess the latter's gorgeous left foot and low centre of gravity, but there is so much more about him that screams Ronaldo. Away from the grinning face and all-round likeable personality, there is a huge ego where Salah is concerned - he is someone who knows exactly how good he is, precisely how many goals he has scored and is well …
Key stats as Liverpool narrowly miss out on Community Shield

Key stats as Liverpool narrowly miss out on Community Shield

A combination of wastefulness and outright misfortune denied Liverpool the early boost of Community Shield success, but still, they could take heart from their impressive performance against their biggest title rivals. Here are the key stats from the season's curtain-raiser: Liverpool the better side City edged the first-half but Liverpool controlled the second, and ultimately the numbers suggest they were slightly lucky to claim the silverware. The Reds enjoyed more possession (53%-47%) and played more passes (555-496) than their opponents …
How ambitious do Liverpool need to be this summer?

How ambitious do Liverpool need to be this summer?

Most Liverpool fans are still in the process of readjusting to normality after the glorious events of Madrid, but formal preparations for next season will soon be underway. The first members of the squad will reconvene for pre-season training in only two and a half weeks' time and yet, all is quiet on the transfer front. As ever, there have been murmurs from sources across the continent, but we've yet to really be presented with concrete information on a target …
Brighton 0-1 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Brighton 0-1 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

When it comes to stifling Liverpool's attacking ability this season, Chris Hughton's Brighton side has probably been one of the most successful. In the league match at Anfield, it was a single mistake - through taking a short free-kick inside their own half, and allowing themselves to be pressed - which was punished. Apart from that, their defensive performance was sound, astute and very rarely under threat. The same was largely true of Brighton's first-half performance against Liverpool. Brighton's setup …
Liverpool 3-0 Southampton: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool 3-0 Southampton: Who Was Man of the Match?

Liverpool have made their best ever start to a Premier League season and, in truth, they have done so at about 50% of their overall capacity. The Reds cruised into a 3-0 first-half lead against the Saints and were able to comfortably see it out after the break. All a likely bored Alisson Becker really had to do was dive low to his right to deny Charlie Austin a late consolation. Southampton passed the ball well at times but never …
Liverpool Player Ratings From Cherries Crushing

Liverpool Player Ratings From Cherries Crushing

Three points closer to more night's like that one against Manchester City, is how I'm viewing it. An afternoon that will be quickly forgotten but one that Liverpool need more of, as they beat Bournemouth 3-0. A day for the goal charts as Firmino gets his 25th of the season, overshadowed somewhat by Salah's 40th. Not a bad time to be a Red. Standout figure at the back Loris Karius (6): Had literally nothing to do first half apart from …
TAA's display against Porto proves he's ready to contribute now

TAA's display against Porto proves he's ready to contribute now

As Liverpool steamrolled their way to a fine Champions League win in Portugal, it was easy to let the performance of young Trent Alexander-Arnold go under the radar. With Liverpool's front three in scintillating mood, aided by the revival of James Milner's legs, the 19-year-old went about his job with diligence, adding another impressive performance to the gallery. Already in his young career, Arnold has been thrust into some big games. His Premier League debut came away at Manchester United, …
Liverpool Player Ratings As They're Bossed By The Baggies

Liverpool Player Ratings As They're Bossed By The Baggies

Honestly, reckon the FA Cup is overrated anyway. I'm more of a Barclays Asia Trophy kinda guy. Liverpool 2-3 West Brom. They actually had the ball in the net five times, did the Baggies. The beauty of VAR and all that, Liverpool still managed to mess it up. Onto the ratings... Simon Mignolet (5): Where’s Danny Ward? Have you ever seen a goalkeeper mess up for two goals that were conclusively ruled out by VAR? Now you have! He was …
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