Andrew Beasley

Liverpool fan/statto/blogger (My own blog basstunedtored.com and The Tomkins Times). Also play bass in @TheProfumos when I have a minute

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Liverpool 1 Stoke 0: Debut Day Delight - Stats

Liverpool 1 Stoke 0: Debut Day Delight - Stats

For the first time in four attempts, Liverpool won an opening day fixture at Anfield by beating Stoke City 1-0 in the first match of the 2013/14 Premier League. Whilst Daniel Sturridge scored the winning goal, and Coutinho created the most chances and attempted the joint-most tackles for the Reds, illustrating that he has a blend of both steel and style, I'm going to take a closer look at Liverpool's three debutants: Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas, and penalty hero Simon …
Shot Placement Stats: A Look At Michu, Cisse and Suárez

Shot Placement Stats: A Look At Michu, Cisse and Suárez

I read a very interesting article by Ben Pugsley which looked at the scoring percentage and shooting efficiency of the top ten strikers in the Premier League this season. I thought I’d use the shot placement data from EPLIndex to see if it could explain a couple of points in the article, as well as digging into the improved goal scoring record of Luis Suárez whilst I was at it. In case you’ve not read any of my previous shot placement articles, a quick explanation. …
Liverpool's Error Log | Stats Analysis of Liverpool's Defensive Errors

Liverpool's Error Log | Stats Analysis of Liverpool's Defensive Errors

Editor: As promised on our previous article about the Premier League's Most Error Prone Defender's - please find below Andrew Beasley's analysis of Liverpool's defensive errors. As Liverpool continue to struggle to make a push towards the top four, it’s very tempting to blame things that are beyond their control. The Reds have only been awarded one penalty in twenty-two league games to date, when they have averaged one every 6.9 league games in the previous ten seasons, and the …
Liverpool's New Signing - Daniel Sturridge: In Numbers

Liverpool's New Signing - Daniel Sturridge: In Numbers

On Wednesday, Liverpool completed the signing of 23 year old England international Daniel Sturridge for £12m. I’ve been taking a look at his stats (via EPLIndex and Whoscored) to see if this is likely to be money well spent. In the Premier League in 2011/12, Sturridge: Scored eleven goals, all from open play, which was the joint thirteenth most (with Luis Suarez, amongst others). He was also ranked thirteenth on a ‘minutes per goal’ basis, with one every 206 minutes. …
Evra-gate: The Impact On Performance of Suárez | Stats Analysis

Evra-gate: The Impact On Performance of Suárez | Stats Analysis

In a recent interview on Uruguayan television, Luis Suárez revealed the anguish he suffered after being accused of racially abusing Patrice Evra in October 2011:
“It was so hard what happened to me. I don’t show my emotions in the field, you know, but outside I do it ­I cried a lot with all the Evra stuff. The trial week was so complicated for me. My wife and I cried a lot during that week…I had to go to Manchester …
The Decline Of Pepe Reina | Stats Analysis

The Decline Of Pepe Reina | Stats Analysis

I read in this piece on The Tomkins Times that Pepe Reina saved 69% of the shots he faced in the Premier League this season, which happened to be the average percentage figure for all the ‘keepers who made at least ten appearances in 2011/12. Pepe Reina? An average goalkeeper? Whilst that initially seemed surprising to me, thinking back it’s clear that he didn’t seem at his best last season, and indeed he hasn’t since Rafa Benitez left Anfield in …
Luis Suárez: A Creator, Not A Goalscorer | Opta Stats

Luis Suárez: A Creator, Not A Goalscorer | Opta Stats

It’s safe to say that Luis Suárez certainly had an ‘interesting’ 2011/12. After starting it by becoming a Copa America champion, as the domestic season unfolded he saw controversy follow him around, as it has continued to since his goal-line handball in the quarter-final of the World Cup in 2010. As well as the heavily debated ‘Evragate’ and subsequent ban, he also received a further one game ban for giving the Fulham fans at Craven Cottage an unsuitable hand gesture …
The Root Of Liverpool's Current Problems | Opta Stats

The Root Of Liverpool's Current Problems | Opta Stats

When considering how Liverpool have struggled in the last two months following their last gasp defeat to Arsenal at Anfield, a look at the statistics makes one thing very clear: their opponents have been much more effective in front of goal recently. The following graph shows how many shots per game (SPG) both Liverpool and their opponents have averaged as the season has progressed: For the season as a whole, the Reds average 4.14 SPG more than their opponents; whilst …
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