Richard Roberts

Liverpool Vs Fulham Preview | Key Players Stats & Villa post mortem

Liverpool Vs Fulham Preview | Key Players Stats & Villa post mortem

61% possession is an impressive statistic. But a more impressive statistic, and the one one that counts, and the one that hurts is 25% of the goals. Those are the key statistics from the recent poor defeat in front of the home crowd against an unfancied Aston Villa. The press had stories of Liverpool possibly pushing on for the elusive 4th Champions League spot. Liverpool still might dependant on what the transfer window brings. Brendan Rodgers was also quoted as seeing the …
Liverpool FC: Steven Gerrard Stats, interest in Bent & must win games!

Liverpool FC: Steven Gerrard Stats, interest in Bent & must win games!

Following the Swansea game it was hard not to come away feeling it was chances missed. Most observers would look at Liverpool and point to their failure to secure an out and out striker during the transfer window as the root cause of their current mid table idling. Yes we picked up some bargain basement promising players for the future in Assaidi and Yesil. Bigger names were touted and didn't arrive. The long expected Dempsey  now seems to be gaining confidence in …
Liverpool v Swansea: Pass and Move, Possession and Penetration

Liverpool v Swansea: Pass and Move, Possession and Penetration

This is a week that cannot have failed to stir mixed emotions in every Liverpool fan. This season we have been treated to a revised brand of football, Liverpool’s pass and move writ large and made a doctrine to live by.  The King has gone and now possession is king. Most games still have that heart in mouth moment as the ball is sometimes not so deftly passed amongst the back four in our own half as if taunting opposition …
Liverpool v Villa | Taking Advantage to Stop the slide

Liverpool v Villa | Taking Advantage to Stop the slide

[caption id="attachment_5544" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="Clarke & Dalglish: Must translate frustration into cohesion and goals"][/caption] Liverpool never seem to make it easy for their fans. It certainly doesn’t need me to remind anyone of the times hearts have been in mouths, followed by expletives, followed by delighted cheers. West Ham cup final, Olympiakos, penalty shootouts to win cups whether European or domestic. But all the ones I’ve mentioned have a happy ending. Where we are now is an entirely different place. …
Liverpool dominate & frustrate | EPL Striker Stats Comparison

Liverpool dominate & frustrate | EPL Striker Stats Comparison

"You drive for show but you putt for dough." [caption id="attachment_5505" align="alignleft" width="211" caption="Filling the Breach: Kelly, Spearing & Carragher"][/caption] The quote, above, is by South African golfer Bobby Locke. You can bask in all the applause for a 300 yard drive off the tee, but there'll be no one clapping when you miss from 2 feet. But how it applies to Liverpool so often this season in the Premier League. Most Liverpool fans will have said at least once …