Liverpool 2-0 Hull City | Post-Match Stats and Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 2-0 Hull City | Post-Match Stats and Tactical Analysis

Liverpool moved back into the top four with another routine home win, making it 7 home wins in a row. Hull were exceeding expectations sitting at 10th in the league table, and came to Anfield with nothing to lose having beaten the Reds 3-1 at home a month earlier. Hull City Steve Bruce kept a similar team to the one that faced the Reds in December, going with a 3-5-1-1 (a good counter-attacking system which helped Aston Villa to a …
Brendan Rodgers Liverpool Centerback Options Compared | Stats

Brendan Rodgers Liverpool Centerback Options Compared | Stats

Brendan Rodgers has gone through several tactical phases during his time at the Liverpool helm.  Having dogmatically stuck to his 4-3-3 possession-oriented approach during his first half season, Rodgers has since toyed with a strict 4-2-3-1, a 4-2-2-2/4-2-3-1 hybrid, and, finally, the 3-4-1-2 he’s used over the past six or so weeks this season. Rodgers’s switch to a three-man central defence has been a double-edged sword.  It has created a platform for the prolific partnership of Daniel Sturridge and Luis …
Kolo Toure: An improvement to the Liverpool squad? LFC CB Comparison

Kolo Toure: An improvement to the Liverpool squad? LFC CB Comparison

Liverpool - Opta Stats Season Review 11/12 | Part One -Defence

Liverpool - Opta Stats Season Review 11/12 | Part One -Defence

I’m stumbling around an eerily darkened room at 2 o’clock in the morning. The musty aroma of burned eraser fills my nostrils. Skin-inflamed fingertips pulsate with throbbing bolts of pain. I grasp for the calculator that litters my tea-stained desk. Frazzled and frizzled amongst a clutter of paper & pencil, it can only mean one thing. I’ve been on the statistics again. Euro 2012 aside, it’s the end of the footballing year, as we know it, and what better time …